Monday, March 14, 2016

Back from ACC Atlanta

 (Above:  Booth 1408 at this year's American Craft Council Atlanta Show ... with Steve waving from the bonus "storage area" behind our space!)

I really meant to blog one evening from our Atlanta hotel room but I was tired!  That's a good thing!  The show was great.  Several pieces found new homes ... including all the small "In Box" series pieces I brought and almost all the "Lancet Windows".  Many contacts were made. We had a wonderful time.  The booth was entirely set up before midday on Thursday.  This meant Steve and I got to go to ....


... Atlanta's High Museum!  We haven't been there in over twenty years, and we'll have to go back sooner than that.  After four hours, our parking meter was about to expire and we still hadn't been on all the floors.  The special exhibitions were great.  In fact, they were so wonderful that I forgot to snap any photos.  I'm not even sure photography was allowed.

 (Above:  Steve and my reflection in Anish Kapoor's Untitled.)

Photography was definitely allowed in the permanent collection.  Who could resist a fractured reflection in Anish Kapoor's piece?  Steve and I knew the work immediately ... since we'd seen his Sky Mirror in Nottingham, England.

I didn't take the photo above ... but it is a very good shot of what the work looks like in the gallery space.

 (Above: Benjamin Rollins Caldwell's Lightbox Bench.)

I took several photos of Benjamin Rollins Caldwell's Lightbox Bench ... because I just adored the upcycling of the slides.  They were taken by Lucinda Bunnen who launched the High Museum's photography department.

(Above: Marcel Wanders' Crochet Chair, prototype.)

This work is another brilliant use of an ordinary but dated, common material.  The doilies were dipped in resin to create this unique chair.

(Above: Tejo Remy's You Can't Lay Down Your Memory Chest of Drawers.)

Considering the fact that I am still working on my own Cabinet of Curiosities which is built from a collection of mismatched wood and several old drawers, I couldn't help but to admire this piece too!

(Above: Deborah Butterfield's Untitled, burned and crushed steel with barbed wire.)

Steve and I have seen at least two other horses made by Deborah Butterfield.  Both looked like they were made from collected driftwood.  Both were actually in bronze.  This one, however, really was made from crushed, burned, twisted, salvaged steel and barbed wire.

(Above: Jan van Kessel's mid-17th century oil on copper painting.)

Steve and I really enjoyed both the contemporary work and the historic collection of art.

(Above: Austrian glass artist Oswald Haerdtl's 1920s candy dish.)

Finally, I had to snap a photo of this candy dish.  Years ago my parents took students to Austria.  One weekend trip went to a glass factory.  One year my grandma designed a candy dish ... and had it made.  It looked a lot like the one in this photo.  Amazingly, the artist's first name is the same as my grandma's maiden name!  Odd, isn't it!


Sandy said...

Glad you had a lot of success! Looks like your name is getting known. Takes a lot of work though, doesn't it!


Marcel Wanders' Crochet Chair, prototype = so cool! I AM GOING TO THIS SHOW NEXT YEAR!!!!