Alright. I really wanted to present the Gallery Day at the Surface Design Association in the exact order I experienced it. I wrote about the first and second stop, but now I am getting antsy. I’m ready to fast forward to Gallery Nord and show you my work hanging there. I will come back to the other exhibits later. Today, I’d like to share the happy moment I had being a featured artist.
Finally! After visiting five other galleries and seeing oodles of amazing art composed of textiles, we arrive at Gallery Nord. It is a beautiful facility.
Miebach’s work called Changing Waters looks at the interaction of meteorological and ocenaic systems in the Gulf of Mexico. Using information collected from ocean buoys and weather stations, she translates the data into a colorful examination of atmospheric and marine facts all through the use of traditional basket weaving techniques.
Eun-Kyung Suh’s installation work Untold Stories features old photographs brought to the states by Korean immigrants. She stitches these photos into silk organza walls. Each space represents a significant sequence of Korean life.
And now we come to one of my favorite parts of the entire day. As I was walking up these stairs, I was chatting with a young artist who, at the just the right moment, asked me what I did. I felt like I was in a movie as I touched my name on the wall and said this is what I do. It was like my name was up in lights!
Upstairs there was more of Eun-Kyung Suh’s work hanging.
It was very special to have spent the entire day on a bus making new friends and then getting to show them my work.
There is something really thrilling and scary about having people look at your work. Especially when they don’t know you are the artist.
Here is the show minus the people.
These are the quilts that were part of the exhibit insitu.
Back down stairs, Kathryn Clark’s Foreclosure Quilts were displayed. Clark’s work as an architect and urban planner inspired her to take a quilted look at the foreclosure crisis in America. Each quilt maps the disintegration of individual urban neighborhoods across the United States.
Later that week, we returned to the Gallery Nord for a First Friday opening of the exhibits. Here, myself, Kathryn, Carina, and Eun-Kyung pose for a very happy photo.
Three months later, I am finally sharing this moment. I hope you enjoyed the show.