Sunday, April 03, 2011
Ready, Set, Show!
I have been getting my work ready for a solo show that I am hanging tomorrow at The Common Cup, 1511 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor (runs from April 5 to May 6). Coming on the heels of my exhibit of water/ice photos at Matthaei Botanical gardens, this one has been a lot more work and angst. With 30 pieces, this exhibit shows some of my photographs taken roaming the roads of Michigan, and is titled "Michigan Roadside Adventures. I finished up all the labels and packed up the work today, and I am ready to hang it all tomorrow afternoon, with help from a couple of friends. Selecting images for this show was a challenge, and I did not want repetition. I have no lack of photographs from all over Michigan, and could easily have a show on: barns, grain elevators, theaters, signs, etc. The photographs were mostly shot digitally, though there are a few that were the result of film scans. All except the Polaroids were printed by mpix, and I highly recommend them.
I have 12 16x20, 11 11X14, 3 18x18, 1 18x24, 2 8x20 and 1 10x20" framed pieces, and the 16x20" frames were the big expense. I like framing small -- it's a hell of a lot cheaper! However, I am pleased with the larger images. There is a lot of space to fill at The Common Cup, and tomorrow I'll wrestle with the positioning and order of the images.
Many of the photos were shot in 2006, when I was driving all over with Marjorie for her project on Michigan theaters. The Tawas Gull shot above, remains one of my favorites.
Right now, I am ready for a nap, but I will post some images of the set-up tomorrow.