Nowhere near New York, but read on and you'll see my intention/idea
here's what is going on this weekend
on Governor's Island in New York City
of course there will be my new work, but many people use water as a subject
Jennie Booth who's work is about water consumption and it's importance by juxtaposing water with desert
Suzanne Ritger will make drawings on the ground that look like puddles reflecting the surroungind buildings and trees
Melissa Fleming has some interesting work that she makes directly in the ocean dealing with the uncontrollable nature of water, the randomness and natural human fear of it
Of course there is MUCH more than just us few water obsessed artists, since the whole thing is very paticipatory; almost an east coast Burning Man (New York style of course)
So, if you can't escape the city this weekend, come check it out.
I'll hang my work up tomorrow, and it will all be gone on Monday.
(although, I will escape for some paddling on Sunday to continue my "field research")
I have asked the curator to give the other artists my contact info.
I have been put in touch with a couple of artists from other states where I have participated in shows.
I'd like to get a few galleries in whitewatery type states organized for a little tour that will bring together different artist's work, using water as the theme.
There are a few interesting options.
1. Limit the work to only whitewater boaters, making the theme a bit more narrow although I'm sure the work will still be quite varied.
2. Limit teh work to only people who are active in the water, but in any sport. It might keep the shows in a place where people have a better understanding of what water really does, and not just the surface appearance.
3. Open it up to everyone who uses water as a subject, which would expand the whole thing to as many different impressions of water as possible.
So, what do you guys think?
Anything I have not thought of?
Anyone know of any galleries that might be interested in the idea?
Any artists interested?