Thursday, November 18, 2010

20 Hors D'oeuvres

This past Thursday we had the opening of our first year MFA group show, 20 Hors D'oeuvres (appropriately named, as there are 20 of us, and we each had recently completed work, appetizers for the rest of the work we will create in graduate school).

I was fortunate enough to share a gallery room with my dear friend Iga Puchalska, who had a beautiful video installation of three projections entitled Conversation. We were able to build a small wall in between our two pieces, so that my lights would not affect her projections too much. I loved that both of our pieces were comprised of triptychs, in opposition to each other, both with aesthetics and with presentation.

Ms. Zoë Bare
came in for the show, which was wonderful, and I picked her up from the train station, absolutely exhausted. It was quite a busy week, a week that made me somewhat lament that I am no longer a photographer, because it is certainly much easier to hang a frame on the wall than to install a paper/light piece! If it weren't for the help of my friends Jeremy Fox, Brian Montana, Nate Walters, Anna Miller, and Iga Puchalska, I most certainly would not have finished my installation in time. Thanks so much to all of you! Also, thank you to Brian, Zoë, and Loni Diep for helping with the deinstall!

Overall I was very pleased with the show and the opportunity to show with my fellow students.

Iga's installation, Conversation

My installation, I had a disparate nature - my nature is disparate still

Brian Montana's piece

Jason Judd's piece Robert Rauschenberg

R.J. Vanderwerf's piece (if you look closely you can see myself, Iga, and R.J.)

Anna Miller crouching next to her piece.

Lindsay Orloff at the left and center, Juan Fernandez at right.

Katy Bisby's painting on the left, Taryn Boals' at right and center.

Emily Franklin's Creeps and Sneaks

Aaron Coleman's prints on the left and right, Jason Judd's I'm Feeling Blue at center.

Spinney's screenprint, Bye Bye Baby Bunting

Michael Weigman, Lindsay Orloff, and Maria Dimanshtein

Janey McClain's paper installation, paper pillows filled with sand, Soon It Will Be Over

Mary Hintzen, Beer and Shampoo - a performance about alcoholism. A bath in ice water, pouring beer over her head, shampooing.
Photo by Juan Fernandez.

Iga and I at the conclusion of the opening! Photos by Jason Judd.

Zoë and I standing together (with our friend Brian in the background, being Brian)!
Photo by Emily Franklin.

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