momentary visual autobiography: part II

Today, we set up my show.  Since I hadn’t helped to set up an exhibition in years, I was looking forward to the experience.  However, I also felt slightly nervous—I assume because I’m simply excited about the opportunity to display my imagery.  The bulk of my time was spent working on the display for a large wall on the first floor.  The installation consisted of sixty-seven sets of 6in x 6in visual journal pages mounted in a grid pattern, with a unifying movement of color throughout the pages.

Academia de Juventude e das Artes da Ilha Terceira
Academia de Juventude e das Artes da Ilha Terceira

This process took me several hours, but it was that type of monotonous activity that almost feels relaxing, instead of tedious.  I ripped a lot of masking tape, I rolled a lot of masking tape and I firmly pressed 134 pages onto a wall.  However, I’m very pleased with the result.

Academia de Juventude e das Artes da Ilha Terceira’s gallery space is a beautiful venue.  Natural light makes the space elegant and inviting.  Sixteen screens, spanning the first floor to the second will display digital images of larger visual journal pages.  My exhibition will be displayed on two levels.  The second level wall faces a balcony viewing down to the main floor.  This area is where twenty-two works on canvas will be displayed.  It took us a while to decide the best order for the works, but we found organizing the pieces by color created a cohesive flow.

digital screen with my Artist Bio
digital screen with my Artist Bio
digital screens viewer from second floor balcony
digital screens viewer from second floor balcony
reflections of women helping to display works on the second floor
reflections of women helping to display works on the second floor
deciding the order in which canvas works will be displayed
deciding the order in which canvas works will be displayed
work on canvas
work on canvas

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