Cris spoke eloquently on her process of pastel drawing using a powerpoint/keynote to highlight the work. The students asked some thoughtful questions – always a good sign. Then I demo-ed my sculpting process in the mud room at Dickinson State University. We broke for lunch then on to more talking at the reception that afternoon. It was a really good time.
I didn’t realize this at the time we were scheduling the exhibit, but the Theodore Roosevelt Symposium at Dickinson State will be held during the time this work is being exhibited. The gallery is adjacent to the main auditorium so the work will have extra attention.
With each exhibit I try and take some time to stop and think what I’ve learned, what I would do again, what I would do differently. Exhibiting with another artist can be stressful – does the work flow? Will the gallerist place the sculpture on pedestals that highlight the content and form of the pieces? So many expectations. One really has to make a decision to be okay with the outcome however it may turn out.
Well I’m pleased to say this exhibit exceeded my expectations. Cris’ drawings and photographs of the North Dakota badlands and grasslands and the shapes of my bison sculptures complimented each other so well. The work is expertly and carefully displayed. I couldn’t be more pleased.
If you are in the area, the exhibit will be up until the 26th of September. Gallery is open M-F 8-8.
Feels so good now onto the next project!