So, big happenings at Pool Art Fair - Miami 2010:
Our suite at the Carlton Arms Hotel was spectacular (it did look smaller upon arrival than the pictures), but our installation exhibit looked fantastic. 7 of the 9 artists of TAKE CARE participated:
The Opening was well-attended and included a live band - Pocket of Lollipops . . . and there were approximately 20 rooms and suites transformed into galleries, installations and group exhibitions.
Views of our TAKE CARE installation:
- Adrienne Outlaw's FECUND SERIES
- Kristina Arnold's DRIP
- Sher Fick's COPING SKILLS
- Libby Rowe's WOMB WORRIES
- Lindsay Obermeyer's SHADOW SERIES
- Jeanette May's - A.R.T. Series
- Sadie Ruben's ALIEN FETUSES
Every time this exhibition travels and installs we learn new things. Miami taught us to consider non-gallery spaces and their lack of lighting. What was required of us was a real collaboration, not of the artmaking this time around, but the actual logistics of the exhibition . . . we kind of all chose different hats and did the work that we were best at, including preparing literature, color correcting images, communication between artists and between the group and the exhibition organizers, printers, and graphic artists, the physical driving of the show in a van to Miami, installation, moving furniture, running errands, and then the glory part - attending the exhibition and 'manning' our suite during the 3 day event.
Luckily for us my husband, Don, was there and pitched in, too. It is always nice to have someone taller, stronger, and cuter around! We (Don and I) were lucky to stay on beautiful Sunny Isles Beach for the entire week and relied on the local buses for transportation - we really got the local flavor and saved so much money; for instance we took the 'Airport Flyer' from the airport for $2.35 each, vs. paying $54.00 for a cab - that really adds up when you are eating out every day.
The actual 'post-mortum' blog will immediately (within the week) follow this posting . . . where I will get into the deeper implications of Art Fairs, Grant Writing, Travel, and What Do Collectors Mean For The Artists????
& For Art's Sake,