August 19, 2009

Matt Jones Installation...

Finally got down to the gallery and took photos of my wall space. They did a great job considering the paintings come from several different parts of my brain, not series work at all, they hang pretty well together. He said they are getting lots of attention and I appreciate that.

My 'fractured' landscape, 'Divide' is nearby.

I didn't used to favor paintings being grouped by artist in a gallery but this space is pretty much one big room, and really lends itself to this arrangement. I like it! I like seeing all my work together, knowing it's got a good chance of being seen and not lost in a back corner. Not all spaces work this way and you deal with what works best.

My flash wasn't working so these Pylons don't show up in their sunny window setting, but I'm told they are also getting lots of positive feedback. They were created as wall pieces but I really like the idea of free standing, four sided works and since I had my fabricator with me, we discussed a new project for him to begin. I feel something at the bottom is needed to keep them from being tip-prone but I don't want to do anything obvious... will have to think on it...

13 comments:

Janet said...

Lovely!

Cathy Hegman said...

Wow Karen, it just looks stunning! I think it looks like a great space and your work hangs really well together. Perhaps it is because your palette is so integrated that it holds it all together and makes a great exhibit for you. I really like the Pylons, they are unique. Hope ya have success with it!

CMC said...

They all look great to me, Karen. I remember seeing some of your pylon pieces in Meridian one time...really nice.

self taught artist said...

my eye is instantly drawn to the bokuisho's on the left as being the most interesting and different works. looks fantastic and so good to see your work in a cool lookin gallery.

Tracy said...

They look wonderful, Karen, I am drawn to the bokuisho's too. And I can't help but notice that the lower piece, second from right looks amazingly like my Horizon Lines series underpaintings. Probably not so much irl but it sure does in the photo;)

Karen Jacobs said...

Thanks all... I especially appreciate the thumbs up for the Bokushos! Someday they will move to the front of the line, I keep hoping.

Tracy, the painting you pointed to is Echos and seen a little better here: http://karenjacobs.com/portfolios/verticals/echo.html

Annette Bush said...

Karen, I'm so glad you posted the photo of Echos. I love the detail which doesn't show in the installation shot. Typical KJ design, yet not!

Tracy said...

hehe, it's a beautiful painting and looks NOTHING at all like mine, except maybe the color and the horizontal line, kinda sorta;)

Karen Jacobs said...

Glad you like Echoes... I've no idea where those gold washers came from ;)

Joanie San Chirico said...

Looks fantastic!!... and yes, they do all work well together.

Seth said...

Karen your wall of paintings looks incredible. Congratulations!

Martha Marshall said...

Wow, they are beautiful together and love the setting.

Just had a silly thought about the pylon challenge. How about weighting them inside at the bottom? I mean really heavy.

Karen Jacobs said...

Working on ways to figure out how to make them stand firmly and weights might work... will contemplate ;)