Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Opening.

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Short and simple: The opening was fabulous. I can’t believe how many people showed up. The turnout was amazing. I spent the entire evening talking to people yet I feel like I barely got to really spend any time with anyone. But I suppose that’s normal as openings go. Luckily Kasia and Kelly were there and Kelly spent the entire evening taking photos, so at least I have these photos to show you folks!



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It was truly a great evening. And I'm not just saying that because En Foco gave me a big fat check. All of my friends came, and they brought their friends, and even a few friends that I didn’t expect made appearances. Two artists Terry Boddie and Tricia McLaughlin who also graduated from the Hunter College MFA program showed up and later two old pals, Jay and Ben, that I hadn’t seen in nearly 10 years made a surprise appearance. Shocking and delicious all at the same time!



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The day after the opening (with a bit of help from the makers of Xanax) I managed to give a decent artist’s talk without sounding completely insane.



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I think I succeeded in talking about the work intelligently and explaining what it is I do. Lots of people had really good questions and were really interested in the work and the narratives I was constructing.



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My favorite part of course was after the talk when several people came up to me and shared with me how one of my works reminded them of a moment, or story, or person from their own lives. I never get tired of hearing these stories.

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Everything was just too awesome. What can I say? My cup runneth over.

11 comments:

Katia said...

Bravo - and I love the glimpses work that we can see in the background :)

The Late Bloomer said...

It sounds really wonderful -- congratulations! And it all just looks amazing -- excellent job!

Cherise said...

I wish I could be more eloquent, but all I can really say is Too Cool.

The show looks incredible, and just judging by the pictures, you can see how into it all you were! Congratulations!

Diane said...

How wonderful! Congratulations on a great opening. I would have loved to see your work IRL

geotraveler said...

Congratulations on a great show! How exciting!. And you look fabulous!

carrie and/or john said...

Your show was unbelievably gorgeous and it was lovely to meet you in person. Thank you so much for inviting us and for taking the time to meet me, my hubby and my parents (they were star-struck, LOL!)

All the best-
Carrie

Madame K said...

Thanks everybody! It really was a great time. The whole thing was such a blurr. Hasn't really sunk in yet.

Carrie- What a pleasure it was to meet all of you! Tell your mum & dad I say "hello!"

Felicity said...

Your opening looks fabulous! Well Done! Love your art work!

Danielle said...

I'm glad everything went so well for you. It must be amazing to discuss your art w/so many different people.

Damani said...

A week ago I just happened to stumble across your blog while searching various sites. The name of your blog is what caught my eye. After reading ,I am hooked! Your passion for your work really comes through. So beautiful and natural with a spiritual emotion. Where can one view more of your work and purchase? So happy the opening was a success!

Weighing in w/ my .02 said...

Hi! I haven't "talked" to you in a while but found you through Cherise's blog and just had to say WOW it looks like you're doing amazingly well! It must feel fantastic. I'm so impressed!

Plus, I wanted to say, I love you hair and you're looking beautiful! Keep it up!