G A L L E R Y
A R C T U R U S
Today we had a visitor, Jill Lawrence, come to work with us. We shared images, copies of four paintings and each of us chose, unbeknownst to the others, to use this sitting character in our collages. Placing him up a tree, in the clouds, on a wall, in a room.
You met this character in yesterday's blog 'The Bathers' by
Seurat. Starting with the same resource is a great way to appreciate the unique imagination of each person.
Today was a good day.
Collage by Sae Kimura
A day of seemingly unrelated elements, moments,
translated into black and white,
a quieter version of chaos,
letting the differences slide, one into the other,
dots and dogs a typo
mistake or nothing in common
steeples rise and clouds float, faster in the wind
an expression of inward and outward contemplation,
in the holding of blue chair.
Please, take a seat.
It takes time for a tree to bear fruit
and what is time?
seasons and weather
snow melting to roots drinking deeply
years of many days
small branches growing thicker almost imperceptible
leaves unfurling and blossoms few enough to count
each one a possibility
sapling to tree
colt to horse
puppy to dog
one moment you notice it has happened
something becomes what it was meant to be
the readiness to bear fruit.
Collage by Eron Boyd
Collage by Eron Boyd
A show happens in a gallery and a gallery takes daily care and management.
The behind the scenes actors are essential.
When a show is in process everyone does extra time.
We are such a good team at the gallery that it is easy to take it for granted just how smoothly we all step up
but this is why the atmosphere of the gallery can be so enjoyed by visitors.
Sincere thanks to Eron Boyd, Mark Tai, Ed Drass and Cathy Stilo.
It would take many words to describe all that you do.
Building a show;- ideas born in another time and place enter into the now.
The space of the gallery has its own nature and proportions and ideas must reshape to accommodate factual reality. This is not a concession but an opportunity for something unexpected to be revealed. We created a form to support an idea and that form took up occupation in the space in a way that could not have been imagined before. If we become rigidly tied to our ideas we can not recognize these gifts and will miss the possibility to grow creatively.
After all is not creativity the ability to continually improvise with our surroundings and circumstances?
This show is a collaboration between the works of Gustavo Jabbaz and Joachim Oepkes photographers, Lysias Harris builder designer, Manny Parmar print installer, Sae Kimura mixed media artist and assistant to every possible task invented by deborah harris, her impulsive and erratic cohort and curator.