So, with a little more than a month to go I’ve been pretty busy getting ready for the Visions of New York Show. Along with continual promotion, I’ve been working on getting the actual pieces printed matted and framed. It’s amazing to see them in the “flesh”, so to speak because it makes the show all the more tangible. It really drives home the point that art is really meant to be seen in person, not just a computer screen.
Bridge Over Astoria Park, matted 16″x20″ (image size 11″x14″) on photografique paper.
That said, the tricky thing is trying to figure out what exactly to put in the show. I have a pretty large collection of images to choose from but rather than try and cram everything into the gallery space, I’m trying to be more selective as to what goes in. I want the pieces to breathe on their own but want people to have a good collection to take in. Just when I think I know all that I want include, I see something else in my portfolio that I want to add. It also doesn’t help that I keep taking pictures when I’m on the run that would also look great. Clearly, and this is a good thing, I don’t have to worry about not having enough to put int he show!
I’m also staging how I want to hang the postcard prints that will also be featured. I’m looking to feature 40-50 postcard prints that I’ll sell for $5.00. I always like to have affordable art options available because I think everyone should be able to own a piece of art they enjoy without having to break the bank. Initially, I was looking to adhere each postcard to the wall, but since I only have a few hours to hang everything the day of the show (emphasis on pop-up!), I’ve devised another method. I’m testing it out on my bedroom wall.
Staging the postcard prints on my wall.
Actually, my entire apartment has become a fertile testing ground for this show, which is probably why it looks like an art supply store exploded all over the place. I will not be posting pictures of that.
Trust me, it’s for your own good.
However, I’m happy to also share that my lovely postcards from my beloved Moo arrived last week. I sent out the second wave of invitations already and I just ordered more to be sent out, as they have been very well received. If you, dear reader, would care for one, kindly send me your mailing address at email@example.com and I will hook you up!
Until next time.