I love going to art shows. I don't do it often enough... but when I do go I come home inspired, full of new ideas and itching to get back into my studio. This weekend I went down to Exhibition Place, in Toronto, and wandered through the Artist Project, taking in as much as I could.
|How great is this texture? Achieved with layers of paint,|
sandpaper and a nail. It's on a wood panel... somehow
I don't think canvas would stand up to this kind of abuse.
|I love these colour combinations. Stephen Gillberry.|
There were a lot of people wandering around at this show, and people were buying. Good to know. Every artist I talked to had sales. Maybe not huge sales, but something... enough to cover the cost of the booth at any rate. The show is hard to get into and it's expensive to be at, but it's also heavily promoted and advertised. It's nice to know that there is some interest.
This show is going on my list of shows to apply for. Even though the calibre of the art is somewhat intimidating, it would be good to know if I could get into a show like this. I don't think I'm there quite yet. My pieces aren't big enough, they don't have quite the same polish. But I'm close... maybe next year.....
|Alice Vander Vennen's fantastic textile work was captivating. Lots of copper wire and found object additions.|