I just realized that a couple of weeks ago when I shared my latest art doll sculpture, “Santos Caitlin”, that I had promised to share details on the opening reception, and reading by Alan Gurganus. Well, we hung the gallery, I missed the opening due to another commitment, and we had the reading this past Sunday. So very sorry that I didn’t get the dates and times to you, but thank you to all that attended anyway. Luckily, the gallery promotional mechanism is much more regular that my bog posts.
But, never fear if you wanted to see the show, because it will still be up at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts until March 20th. Here’s a sneak peek.
You can see my “Santos Caitlin” cage art doll sculpture on a pedestal against the far wall. Many of the pieces have accompaning text describing their inspiration from the Alan Gurganus novellas we read. There was a nice write up on the show in our local news paper The News of Orange.
New Art Doll Creation
I now turn my attention to building a new body of work for my own upcoming feature show in September. It seems like a long way off, but early images and information for publications about our shows sometimes need to go out months in advance. It is good to have several pieces to choose from when they are called for. This means that I now have to start the yearly process of creating new sculptures that I sort of hold back from bringing into the gallery or putting up online for sale. Don’t worry, I will still share any art doll I’m working on here with you, but many will not be available until the feature show.
I will be showing with two uber talented artists, Linda Carmel and Marcy Lansman. Our show will be titled, “Go Figure”, as the work of all three currently contains human figures. As for my own work in the feature show, I like to have a connected theme between the pieces I put in as well. I think I have my working idea, but I’m going to let it percolate for a bit before I share.