February 23, 2009

Hanging an Exhibition of Paintings and Photographs

"Abandonment and Rediscovery: the Vanishing Architecture of Central South Carolina," is now on view at the Rivers, Rails and Crossroads Discovery Center in Blackville. The space was a little smaller than I had recalled so I had to hang the paintings and photographs "gallery style" with two rows of pictures instead of a single row. I had originally intended to hang the paintings separate from the photographs in separate but once I started putting them on the walls, it seemed natural to intersperse them. In this way the actual view of the sites are juxtaposed with the painted interpretations of them. We are looking forward to the opening this Saturday, to the catering by Miller’s Breadbasket and to the Blues Harmonica Music by Walter Liniger.
A late addition to the exhibition is a slide show presentation of the past decade of rendering these barns, shacks and old homesteads on painted panels and canvas This should give the viewers a better feel for how the project came into being and an understanding for the whole body of the work known as the "Domiciles." The painting from the exhibition featured above was taken from a shed in a winter field near Blackville.

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