the last three days have been so friggin' wonderful i hardly know where to start! first, i dropped off two big gulp paintings at SF Studio the other day and Jen (the owner) was so thrilled to have them for next months show. she is such a sweetheart and such a funny, welcoming woman that i feel honored to have been invited to show at her gallery again. and the new space she moved the gallery to is beautiful! congratulations, jen!
after that, i swung by HANG to see Freya Prowe's solo show Blackwater (i missed the opening on first thursday because i was under the weather). she offers us beautiful, haunting work, completely rendered with a black and white and grey palette (squeal!), and influenced by old german folk lore and fairy tales. stunning work and i was so bummed i missed the opening reception! congratulations on an awesome show, Freya! here's one of my favorite works in the exhibition, the title piece of the show:
35" x 35"
oil and ink on zinc
Freya Prowe, 2009
photo courtesy of HANG Art Gallery
if i had the cash, i'd buy every piece in the exhibition. i've always been a huge admirer of Freya's work and she is such a warm, kind person in addition to being a wonderful artist.
also, i'm toying with the idea of closing my Etsy shop... i'm starting to think that it might not be the right fit for my work after all? i'll think about it awhile longer but, at this point, it just doesn't seem like a good idea and could possibly be detracting from the galleries i'm involved with. at very least, i'll wait to close the shop until the listings expire in a few weeks but after that, i'll just be a shopper at Etsy. i love the site and i've found so many great artists through my involvement with Etsy and i'll continue to support the site by buying other people's work. we'll see... i like leaving the door open to the possibility of having a change of heart but i'm just really starting to think that i need to give my complete attention to my galleries.
these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.
thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.
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