The final day of installation started with clean-up. Tarps came down, drapery went up, then we spent hours getting the unlinked chains up and their positioning and angles fine-tuned.
At day's end we were done; it only remained for the professional installers to light everything so you could see it properly. They did a great job! In fact the difference between how it looked when we left and after they lit it was an object lesson in the importance of properly lighting a show. I've been in shows where some of the work had half (if that) of the light it actually needed.
One major improvement that occurred with proper lighting was that the white layer of drawing on the drapery panels become visible where in low light only the black layer could be seen easily.
The Art Gallery of Mississauga's 'Walk the Talk' event is coming up and includes a tour of all three shows and informal talks from some of the artists, including me.
I will talk about how I layered up a kind of evolution of meaning and experience while keeping things thematically tight yet physically airy in a small space. I may also talk about taking on projects that risk failure to stimulate my own growth and creativity.
Bring your questions and observations and we'll have an interesting discussion about it.
Please join me:
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1pm
Art Gallery of Mississauga (click on name to go to their page)
P.S. The time-lapse below is a bit too fast. I'll try to improve it when I edit the whole installation process into a single video.
If you missed an earlier post about this installation,
just click on one listed below:
'Chains Unlinked' Mural Part Three: It All Starts Coming Together!
'Chains Unlinked' Mural: New Face & Hand & Adding Darks
'Chains Unlinked' Mural: From Diagram to Drawing, Part One
'Chains Unlinked' Day 5: the Installation is Done!
'Chains Unlinked' Day 4: Drawing Complete, Installation Begins
Chains Unlinked' Day 3: Drawing Almost Done!
Day 2: Wall Drawing for 'Chains Unlinked' Exhibition (updated)
'Chains Unlinked' Installation Day One Complete!