Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Barns 2011

Like Home No. 1 and No. 2
A new resident artist show, "The Barns 2011," opens at the Penland Gallery this Friday. I installed my Silhouettes on one of the walls last week and it's wonderful to see them in an offical gallery setting versus in my studio. They are accompanied by two new necklaces and a brooch. The silhouettes for the necklaces are among those in the installation so people can see the connection between my process and my finished pieces. I also turned a small silhouette into a wearable brooch by making a prong setting for it. This is an idea I have been considering for a long time and there will be more in the future.

a silhouette brooch
 uninstalling the wall in my studio
 a mock-up installation of a selection of silhouettes on the gallery floor
a process shot with title idea

Lots more pictures of the installation at the gallery, my process, and the finished works on Flickr.

Work by Penland's current resident artists
September 27- November 27
Reception: Friday, September 30, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Penland Gallery

Thanks for reading.


christina said...

Amy! I LOVE your wall of the spray-painted ghost images: so fantastic to install those behind the pieces. It so inspiring to see how attentive you are to everything that happens in your process.

Amy Tavern said...

Thank you for such a wonderful comment, Christina!