03 March 2009

Hung Up!

Yesterday afternoon, after a foot of snow had fallen and the flurries kept on coming, Lynn and I loaded up the Honda with 25 framed prints and various other sundries and drove ourselves the 1/2 mile to Hosmer Gallery. We were full of the kind of optimism that only rank beginners possess: "It'll probably take us 2 or 3 hours." Four and a half hours later, with some great tips from our gallery mates, we were hung. Here are a few photos from the adventure.


The Forbes Library is a beautiful old building. The gallery is in a large space on the second floor and usually two artists share the gallery, left and right. I'm sharing the space with a duo, photographer Ellen Augarten (right) and UCC minister Andrea Ayvazian who have created a book in which the 150 Psalms of David have been rewritten by a cross section of 'ordinary' people from our community with an accompanying photograph of each.


I got to play museum curator and create a display case showing how to make a woodblock print. I think that people appreciate the prints a lot more if they can see how they're made.

HosmerLaughing

Yucking it up during the hanging.

14 comments:

Sam said...

Wish I could be there! Looks great!

Magic Cochin said...

Looks great! Hope you feel proud. I like the museum case display - I'm sure people appreciate this. In my experience people are surprised at how much work is involved in making a block print by hand and it definitely changes their appreciation of the finished print.

Best wishes
Celia

Anonymous said...

Hung up the way you should be!!!
Congratulations, Annie. Love to see your prophets up there, and well as that pilgrim sea.

Oscar

Tom Kristensen said...

Beautiful room, well done!

Jeni and Jake said...

Well done. Would love to be able to see the exhibition.

Leslie Moore said...

It looks like a wonderful space, Annie, and your prints look great! Congratulations!

Kim Rosen said...

I can't wait to attend the opening! Your display looks great. Congrats Annie!

Sharri said...

Congratulations - it looks like a great exhibition. I love the way you've hung the scroll like pieces - and can hardly wait for them to get here so I can see them up close and personal. (I know, it's only March 3 - I'm not trying to rush you, honest!) The tools, etc., in the vitrine look great, too - I agree, the more we show folks what goes into this work, the more they appreciate it, though they usually don't think they really want to know how we do it! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Looks great, Annie! I'm so glad your work will be seen by more people in such a beautiful setting...
Lynn Starun

Annie B said...

Thanks so much, everyone.
-Sam, I wish you could be here too. -Oscar, you managed to get a comment posted on the blog! Good work!!
-Sharri, glad you like the hanging system. I'm working on yours now...

Diane Cutter said...

What a classy looking exhibit, Annie! Congratulations. Your prints look fabulous in that setting. I truly wish I could be there!

Amie Roman said...

Great exhibit - very well put together. Wish I were there to visit! Thanks for sharing electronically for those of us too far away...

Grenouille said...

It's great seeing these up in such a space! Thanks for sharing these photos of the gallery, you hanging the pieces, and the lovely job you did on the display case. I agree, people are often more interested in an artwork if they understand something of the process. You picked a great example to show - an intimate image.

Annie B said...

Thanks! I wish you all could come to the reception on Monday. Wouldn't it be great to meet in person and talk about everything?!