Friday, August 24, 2007

Art Deliveries

I left the drippy fog of Muir Beach this morning to drive to sunny San Rafael to drop off art at two venues. My first stop was the Donna Seager Gallery to swap out inventory. Donna has been displaying some of my Bottle Dreams pieces with her rich selection of artists books. Today, I brought her three of my new, single bottles, each layered with photos, texts, and maps sealed in mineral oil. I was delighted to hear from Ama, her gallery assistant, that the September show, called “Women’s Work,” will feature one of my favorite local artists, Lisa Kokin, as well as two other mixed media artists, Laura Kimpton and Nancy Youdelman. And in her artist book gallery will be a show curated by Macy Chadwick called “Narrative Thread,” that will include one of my father’s books, “red thread, two women." It's nice to look forward to this.

Then I traveled a few blocks up the hill to the Falkirk Cultural Center to drop off a Sanctuary piece for a group show called “Photographic Narratives.” Curated by Beth Goldberg, this show features several other artists I know, including Beth Moon, Michael Rauner, Judith and Richard Lang, and Susan Hyde, as well as plenty of artists new to me. This show is a nice long one – after its opening reception on September 7, it will stay up until the end of December. The Falkirk is a wonderfully unusual venue. As you can see from the photo I took today, it is an historic building with great architectural detail – inside the wood paneled walls and stained glass make you feel like you have stepped back in time into a 19th Century parlor.

In the parking lot, while leaving I ran into artist Mary Wagstaff, who complimented me on my blog, which is always so nice, because I often write here unsure that anyone is listening. It’s heartening to hear that people are tuning in regularly. Thanks to all of you who make up my audience - whether by seeing my shows or reading my blog - it's nice to know I am connecting.


xola said...

Mary Wagstaff told me she saw you at Falkirk on Friday. She is the one who introduced me to your work and invited me to see your presentation at the Bolinas Art Museum. Besides being an incredible artist and friend, she is always one to direct my attention to unusual and inspiring artists.

I have been visiting your blog for many months and really enjoy following your thoughts and experiences as an artist. You are wonderfully articulate in speaking about your art! The complexity and content of your photo-collages is so wildly imaginative and thought provoking.

Amazingly, I also have a photograph in the Falkirk exhibit which is so exciting. I am a true beginner who has just fallen in love with looking at things.

Hopefully, I will see you at the reception so I can tell you in person how much I admire you.


Britt Bravo said...

Hey Danny,

I've tagged you for the 8 random facts about me meme: