23 May 2011

"parts of a whole" opening reception


Last Saturday was the opening for "Parts of a Whole", an assemblage exhibit that I have work in with two other artists, Leann Meixner and Joan Potter Thomas.

This is the second time that we have shown our work together and its always interesting how well our styles go together. The show is up at Art & Ideas Gallery in Plymouth and I think its an understatement to say that I'm honored to be there. The artist in residence, Shaque Kalaj, is outstanding and I have tremendous respect for her. (You can see some of her work her under the Exhibits section of the website, scroll down toward the bottom to see her solo shows.)

I decided to try something a little bit different this time and move away from boxes or rectangles for the base of the assemblage. Here are three new pieces I made for the show:



Photos aren't the greatest, I'll have better ones soon. The opening was a blast, huge turnout. We decided to set up a collaboration assemblage. We put out an empty box and a bunch of found objects (with a giant bottle of glue) and invited people to have at.

This little girl got the ball rolling, it was fantastic the way she went to town on it:



Once she started it, other people were encouraged and started working on it too. I'm eager to go back and take a picture of it now that the show has been up for a couple of weeks. Its really interesting to see how other people approach assemblage, especially if they've never done it before.

We also had music:



And here are each of us standing near our work:


Me (in case you didn't know)






Leann







Joan




The more time I spend with assemblage, the more I'm falling madly in love with it. There's just something about it that is so freeing and creates a story like no other medium that I've worked in. I think its safe to say that its something I will be sticking with for a long long time.

The show is up until July 2 so if you are in the area, I encourage you to stop by and have a look.







4 comments:

Approachable Art said...

How fun!! So proud of you,c congrats. Wish I could be there to see the exhibit. :D

Jeannie said...

Wonderful! They remind me of nest boxes.

janice said...

It was certainly an impressive show, and while the approaches of all the artists is different they make a cohesive exhibition. It's at times like these that I wish I had more discretionary cash -- there were several pieces I would have purchased. By the way Lynn I love the photo of you in front of your art -- you are just beaming.

lynda Howells said...

looks a wonderful showx