Below are some images of work from my two person show. The first five are my work, and my personal favorite five out of eleven total pieces I have on display:
|Blue Between our Beds, 2013|
|Hedging Around the Night, 2013|
|St. Lucia in our Living Room, 2013|
|One's Getting Old, 2013|
|For Biala, 2013|
|Lauren Garvey, Flowers in Cellophane II, 2013|
|Lauren Garvey, Flowers in Cellophane, 2013|
|Lauren Garvey, Petrichor, 2013|
|Lauren Garvey, Brief Wafture, 2013|
|Lauren Garvey, Two Times Duped, 2013|
Another aspect was seeing the work installed and processing that. It is always a different experience than anticipated. I had thought our work would be intermingled but we had two separate areas which was a surprise, but one which I have come around to understand and somewhat like.
What I am still a little unsure of is I felt my newest, most challenging two paintings (first two above) were a bit hidden in their placement. And that sort of exacerbated something I have been thinking anyway which is my work needs to go somewhere a little harder or sadder or something for it to express what I am after recently. It felt a little easier to digest hanging on those pristine white walls than I'd thought.
edit: I went back to the gallery to look alone a few days after this post. It was such a different experience, I felt the show was much stronger than I had in my mind. Without all the people and with the light of day, so much of the quiet nuance was present. I am happy.