Sunday, January 4, 2015

"When I Lose My Grip" Performance Stills

These photographs we all taken by my friend and Durham-based photographer Eleanor Mills.  

Less than two months after my solo show at the Carrack I was lucky enough to receive another solo show at the Scrap Exchange, an incredible Durham re-use organization. Every year the Scrap does this  great event on Black Friday called Smashfest. Everyone hangs out, drinks beer and breaks pottery in the parking lot behind the store. I proposed a show and performance in conjunction with their event. I hung an abbreviated version of my wallpaper tiles in a linear organization and then on the day of Smashfest I led my performance "When I Lose My Grip." Those who wanted to participate came into the gallery and I asked them to select a tile from the wall, blindfold themselves, and then consecutively drop their tile. It is a sound performance and so participants have to navigate the decision of when they think it is their turn to drop their tile. I was so happy with the result and I love these stills of the performance.  It's funny looking at people do such a strange thing without the use of sight. I have video of the event so hopefully I'll share that soon!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Superfluous Fowl: Exhibition Documentation

I'm so excited to finally share the final product of all of my efforts lately.  I am so thrilled with how the installation went and it has been so fun sharing it with friends, family, and the community.  The amazing Frank Myers photographed the show, all of the following image credits to go him!  I was really bad and didn't take any pictures during the opening, which was last night, other than of my table of food!  If I manage to pull some pics together from friends I'll share those soon. 

All of the works are ceramic and made my me! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Superfluous Installation

I can't believe it, but as of 4 hours ago my first solo show opened to the public.  I spent Labor Day weekend hanging Superfluous Fowl at the Carrack in downtown Durham.  In the beginning it looked like this:

And then I did A LOT of measuring and hammering and measuring and moving things around and measuring...

There is so much more to the show than these little snippets but I had a super awesome local photographer record the show so I'll be sharing those images with you soon.  Also stay tuned, my opening is this Friday so I'll be sharing my baking adventures (chocolate meringues, lavender meringues, profiteroles, french lime cake, tarts....) and photos of the opening!  Fingers crossed it doesn't rain and we have a blast popping champagne (or Prosecco to be more accurate) and cream puffs all night!