Stepping out and getting framed…..
December 16, 2010 § 2 Comments
Somewhere towards the end of 2010, Melanie Roger asked me if I would part of the end of year group exhibition at Anna Bibby Gallery. I said yes. Melanie wrote a review of my Off With Her Head exhibition, which was part of the group exhibition Trio at Plaything Gallery and we’ve kept in contact ever since. So I was incredibly flattered that she asked me, but then also slightly terrified at the prospect of venturing beyond K’Rd into a gallery and about how my work would be received.
There’s something very comforting about setting up a show with friends and hanging out discussing how you’re going to hang work over a bag of chips and a box of beers. I’m not saying that this camaraderie doesn’t exist in a professional gallery, but there isn’t as much time to just hang out, and my work is not in a group show surrounded by the work of other friends. Having just said that, this show was an opportunity to meet new people as well as other artists, some of whom I may have felt a bit silly talking to prior to this.
There is a full list of the artists who were involved, as well as the work that was exhibited, on the website:
Without further ado, the works themselves:
Untitled (Hunting & Gathering) (2010), pen, ink and pencil on paper, 685mm H x 500mm W (unframed)
Untitled (Deerwalker) (2010), pen, ink and pencil on paper, 330mm H x 250mm W (unframed)
Untitled (Deerhunter) (2010), pen, ink and pencil on paper, 330mm H x 250mm W (unframed)
The three drawings were framed for the exhibition, which was a new experience for me as well, since I hadn’t really professionally framed my works before either. But in the context of the exhibition, it was best for the works to be framed.
This is how the work looked like installed in the gallery:
Installed work in the gallery. Left to right: Tori Ferguson; Tony Lane and Aleksandra Petrovic
All images Copyright 2016, Aleksandra Petrovic