It’s an interesting opportunity to drop work off in person. One gets to know the various people who contribute to the success of an exhibit.
Marco, as noted earlier, is the new Exhibits Preparator/Specialist. I arrive to find him on a very high ladder. He is setting up an area where the museum showcases its permanent collection. I guess those ceilings to be over 25 feet high.
And though busy, he takes time to show us his new digs. He has an impressive workspace that is clearly to his liking. I spend time talking with him and learn that Marco is one of few Latino exhibition specialists in the country. Bravo!
Because shows are coming down and new work is going up we are directed to leave the work in the area where the private collection is stored. The climate controlled space is sprinkled with great artwork.
Mary needs to look at the ceiling in the North Gallery, which is not as high as the other galleries at the center. She can hang her sculptures with no out of the ordinary concerns. She talks low voltage, electrical panels, and transformers. I have a hanging issue with my 2 large works, and Marco makes a suggestion that appeals to my aesthetics. Mary and I wonder why the space looks smaller. We joke because the majority of our work is now complete, we have no overwhelming emotions – is there a connection? And Mary finishes up saying that her mountain will be delivered soon. How many people can say that?
Meanwhile back at her studio … Carolyn is completing her painting. I caught her progress at an early stage where she was mapping the woods out. All her work is at Mesa, she’ll be delivering this 16 panel piece soon.
Impromptu lunch with a variety of creative people – personal history is shared but so are things like banana art, transformers and inventor Tesla.