Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Last Words, solo show in Rocky Mount
(Above: Last Words, my solo show in Rocky Mount's Imperial Centre. Click on any image in this post for an enlargement.)
Steve and I drove up to Rocky Mount (roughly a four hour car trip ... one way) last Sunday for the Spring Exhibitions' public reception at the Maria V. Howard Art Center in the Imperial Centre. In addition to my solo show, Last Words, four other shows were honored. (The Imperial Center is gigantic. It was formerly a tobacco factory!)
I was a little nervous. Why? Well, this was the first time my work was curated on-site but without my input. Almost all my Grave Rubbing Art Quilt Series, the Angels in Mourning Series, the Dearly Departed Series, the chiffon banners, the artificial flowers, and The Book of the Dead were sent. I was told that the banners and the book would be placed in the center of the spacious room. Otherwise, I had no idea which of my works were to be included or what color the walls were to be painted. I had to go and see for myself!
As it turned out, only the art quilts (minus a few) were hung. (The entire body of work could easily have filled twice the space ... so curating was absolutely necessary.) The art quilts were thoughtfully arranged on lovely sage green walls and filled them nicely. Everything is perfectly labelled and beautifully lit.
An exhibition sign with my statement is posted at the wide entrance. A three-page gallery listing is available to the public as a hand-out too. (See photo above!)
Several people talked to me about my work. There were even a few, local fiber artist in attendance. Everything looks lovely ... and all the work stays on view through May 13th. It is a real honor to have my work in this gorgeous facility ... especially for such an extended time.
The photo above was taken right before we left. The reception was starting the wind down. We drove home happy!
The remainder of this blog post includes other images from the exhibition. Most of the photo were shot at 1 PM, right after the Art Center opened for the day ... an hour before the start of the reception. We went "early" just to snap these pictures ... before all the people came!
Please remember ... all these photos can be "clicked on" for an enlargement!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 4:14 PM