It's been so long since the last post I had almost forgotten my password.
However, I'm back after a too long absence.
I can't even remember all the things that have happened since I last wrote so I will just mention the things that are currently affecting my mind and heart.
We have had the opening of our latest exhibition 'Sculptor', and though I promised to record the changes taking place in the gallery as I set up the new work I didn't get around to taking any,
this is for different reasons.
Firstly, pictures taken inside the gallery never seem to show it, or the exhibits as they really appear. The interior of the building is very strange, old, unusual and hard to illuminate, and it
does have a atmosphere all of its own, but it doesn't lend itself very well to contemporary
photography, which is unfortunate because the age of the building makes the work really stand out.
Secondly, as usual some work arrived so late that there wasn't the time.
So that's my excuse for the lack of photographs, the lack of writing is due to many other things.
Every exhibition takes a lot of time and attention to set up, and without a doubt the latest has been the hardest ever.
With such a mixed and strange selection of sculptures it was extremely difficult to display and arrange them in a cohesive manner, so that each piece was shown with its best potential.
As usual other work had to be stored for the duration, something that I know angers some artists.
In truth, I know that the more important and bigger artists would have expected no different and would not have been in the slightest bit concerned.
Still, the packing, storing, unpacking, displaying and arranging is hard and time consuming,
in fact 15 minutes before this one opened I was still drilling holes in the wall for pieces that I had expected to be free standing, so when the exhibition opened I was as usual
"stressed, tired and ready for a drink".
After the event, I look back every time and appreciate that this is a lot of fun, but never at the time. The day after I am always deflated, and feel a little lost.
I have no goal or immediate challenge to occupy my time.
Sure I have a lot to catch up on, but nothing as exciting, worrying or challenging.
Of course, this is the ideal time to blog but I feel so washed out I can't find the enthusiasm,
So I put it off, for a day, and another day, then before I know it I am so involved with new ideas and projects I don't have the time.
So before I go any further I thought that I had better show a few of the pieces that are in the exhibition, then I will come back with a whole new blog about what has got me excited this week.
Mind, this still means that I am about a week out with different events.
Above is a fantastic Rook by Emma Rodgers
Two sculptures by John Maltby and a Horse by Paul Priest.