23 February 2009

Northampton Show

HosmerCard

For the past week I've been hard at work matting and framing, doing promo, and making signage for a show here in Northampton at The Hosmer Gallery in our local library. What a lot of work it is to mount a show! This is my first time doing it, and I'm humbled. The gallery is quite large and each month two artists share the space. I'll have about 25 pieces on display. Rather than dealing with frames, I used Swiss Corner Clips to frame most of the pieces -- just glass, mat and backing. The larger pieces (Three Prophets, etc.) I'll be hanging without glass in a sort of scroll-like way. I'll show you that once I figure out how it will work.

I'm looking forward to the opportunity to show my friends and family why they never see me around town!

8 comments:

mizu designs said...

Hey thanks for the tip about the swiss corner clips. I've always struggled with what to do about framing for exhibitions. It's so expensive you can't possibly frame all works yet people seem to expect them to be displayed in some way. I've always been envious of oil papers and their ready-to-hang canvasses.

Good luck with the show. I'm sure it will be gorgeous!

Anita Thomhave Simonsen said...

congratulations with the show.....your work will be a privilige to see....and I would love to see the prints in all their physicality....but I feel priviliged also to see your work here on the internet.....have a good opening...

Leslie Moore said...

Hmmm! Maybe we'll have to make a trip down to Massachusetts next month. I'd like to catch your work in both shows. Good luck!

Amie Roman said...

Lucky that you weren't obligated to provide full frames; that's such a huge pain in the rear. Cleaning glass and mounting pieces is bad enough, but then framing (especially with metal chop), ugh. Good luck getting all the details finished for your show! I look forward to seeing photos of it hanging.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

It's been ages since I did a show, decades, obviously the grunt work of it is still the same. It is quite interesting (and instructive) seeing all one's own work up at once, talking to itself.......what kind of treats are you serving at the opening?

Annie B said...

Many thanks to all of you who have blazed this trail before me. d.moll,l.ac. do you have any snack suggestions for the reception??

Dominique said...

I was researching some reviews about the Swiss corner clips when I found your post; one year later, more or less, are you still happy with the result? what are the sizes of the larger pieces you framed with them? Are they still hanging OK? Was your show successful by the way?

Best

Annie B said...

Hi Dominique. I can't speak to the longevity of the hanging, since I just used the system for the show and not after. The largest piece was about 18 x 26 inches and there was no problem with that.