Yup, this exhibition completes my six-week residency in Charlestown, New Hampshire. I’m commemorating the occasion and voicing my opinions on capitalism and consumerism by having my solo show: Recreating Fabricated Memories and open studio on Black Friday. I don’t know if Black Friday is racist or not, maybe after we stop calling that football team the red skins we can move on to this one…I digress.
The show will open Thursday/Thanksgiving night at 12AM (pending final approval from a conservative select board) and last for 24 hours, concluding Friday night/Monday morning at 12am. The space is mine; my reservation is in place and I’ve just ordered same-day postcards. It’s not that I’m a bad planner, it’s more like I’m always broke because I mismanage money too often for a 31 year-old adult. I’m working on this, maturity thing…? However, with a little luck, all my new smoke drawings will be framed. The new and third series is aptly called The Digital Age and uses oil over the smoke. I have the entire bottom floor of this quaint but large late 19th century building and my show will also include new paintings, mixed media works, an installation of sorts, sound and video art. From someone who actually takes the medium of film and video very seriously, I am not trivializing it as a mode which only captures the immediate rather than embarking on the laborious, often thought provoking storytelling medium that it is.
I drank a lot of coffee because I’ve stopped smoking and I didn’t sleep tonight.