Friday, October 17, 2008
That other questionable avocation (not farming)
I am meeting with a gallery owner Monday, over coffee, to take a look at my work. I already know that I am not a “fit” for her gallery, but that is not why we are getting together. This is the same gallerist that lined up the installation project I did last May, and is in charge of sales for the work in the Mayor’s show from this last July. This woman is a dynamo, knows everyone, and she’s really nice to-boot. I know she likes my work. In fact, I believe she is working on another installation project for me, and if I understand her correctly, the piece is to be permanently installed. So, I also know that she is thinking of me. I am hoping that the meeting will spark some ideas about whom I should approach for exhibits, or have some ideas about what to do otherwise to get my name out in the region.
In preparation for the meeting, I am compiling a lot of video work for her to glean and trying to get final edits done on the photos from “Burn Season.” Because I had scanned them at a lower resolution the first time, I was up most of the night re-scanning. The “mistake” offered me a chance to review the photos in a format larger than the original slides, so I was able to start editing which pictures I wanted to work with further. I went from 35 images to 20. This was a good thing, for rescanning at 4000 dpi instead of 2000 dpi took considerable time.
I was able to play some poker while scanning, yet because I was multi-tasking, I played a fairly tight, very math-based ABC game. Let’s just say that I was able to take advantage of a Dupe and was rivered by another, essentially breaking even for the night. I also sweated our dear Mr. Gumpo, who quadrupled up in one room. But I should let hime tell that story.
Enjoy the pics.
Posted by bastinptc at 4:52 PM