Monday, August 9, 2010

alchemy and movement

august 6-8, 2010, chicago.

my friend ginger just put together a dance show at a certain space and at the last minute needed some work for a wall, so she asked me. i said yes and on the 6th she came over to see what i had. i laid them out on the back porch and lawn and she picked out her favorite images in the size that could be hanged with small nails.

after she left that friday i right away knew what the center painting would be. i quite like hanging wall installations, wall size collage. the pieces kind of fell into place by themselves...and after hanging, before the show, back at home, i realized the title. it is the title of the installation and for the center piece. i had never thought to do such a show and really quite enjoyed seeing my work with the dancing. all things are movement says a taoist proverb i once read and in this movement happens alchemy.

this set are all from the late 90s. i had shown a few once at an around the coyote festival in wicker park in the early 2000s but have not pursued many shows so most of these still had no public viewing.

thanks ginger, for asking.