In January I will be a visiting artist at Coastal Carolina University in Conway South Carolina, and in February I will be one at Columbia College. Each of these university galleries presents unique and exciting settings for the creation of site work. At the Rebecca Randall Bryant Gallery, at Coastal Carolina University, it is a perfect shoe box gallery with wood floors, some mixed natural and artificial light and an exposed ceiling structure.
One of my first memories of installation art, before I even knew there were genres, or sub-genres of art, was the Places with a Past exhibition in Charleston in 1991. I remember much of the popular medias interpretations of the work by the super star lineup of artists; Christian Boltanski, Chris Burden, James Coleman, Houston Conwill, Estella Conwill Majozo, Joseph DePace, Kate Ericson, Mel Ziegler, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Gwylene Gallimard, Jean-Marie Mauclet, Antony Gormley,
I think I slept the deepest sleep possible after last nights opening. Although I didn’t snap any pics of people running around the gallery, or the amazing hands on display that was rocked by hordes of kids, I do have a few of groups coming through before the opening.
Today and yesterday are the home stretch. This morning I gave the first of two talks related to this installation, after that I was able to dial in the formally neglected sleeves in the backroom. I also set most of the lights and began the straw line. I hope tomorrow the rest of the physical work gets done and i can shoot my pictures. I know it’s getting close though cause i spotted some wall vinyl on the title wall. Speaking of tomorrow, the first of two group printing events occur(come on down registration is open up until the moment we ink our work).