Monday, September 6, 2010
Catalogue, show preparations
Chris and I spent a few hours yesterday laying out the pieces for the show. It was fun trying to figure out where to put what. The front wall will say the following, "All Women Are Beautiful." "All Flesh is Sacred." Under that will be the two paintings I've pasted in above. I think they, along with the statements, will get people thinking about the concept of body image and what is beautiful right away. I find both of these women incredibly courageous and gorgeous, but I'm not sure they would make it into Vogue magazine because they don't fit Madison Avenue's idea of ideal beauty. I imagine some people might have judgments come up when they see them. What a great opportunity to examine those feelings and discover what they're about. I think the show will give people many opportunities like that!
I'm starting to get very excited about the show. I've been working on these paintings for almost two years now. I've shown bits and pieces of them but never all of them in one place. I'm excited to see how they look all hung with so many of them in one place. I wonder what sort of impact they'll have.
I do hope you'll join me if you can!