Since the beginning of the year, I've made an effort to begin writing in journal form again and it's showing up in my art work. Small bits of text find their way onto paper, and I'm working on pieces that are deliberately sequential. I'm thinking about seasons, passages of time, and the way in which the seasons provoke us to change our direction.
This is not new, I've been intrigued by the seasons for many years and have woven that into my work, whether in drawings, paintings, or prints. The difference is that I've begun to track more incremental changes, moment to moment and day to day. I've begun to work in smaller squares and rectangles, each piece representing a fragment in time, a feeling of the sun's placement in the sky.
I had spent just a couple weeks on several panel pieces when I received an email from artist and gallery owner, Sara Post.
Early last year, Sara opened up Art 26, a gallery and studio whose space is light, intimate and filled with inspiration. When I saw it, I thought "I'd like to exhibit here." That thought was reinforced by a series of excellent exhibits.
The email said that Sara had a cancellation in the gallery for February, would I like to step in? Would I? It was a great opportunity, not to be missed and, a way to take the temperature of my new series.
Here's the scoop:
HANNAH HUNTER : LOVE NOTES
ABSTRACT BOTANICAL PRINTS / COLLAGE
FEBRUARY 10 - MARCH 6
ART 26, 231 G ST. #26 , DAVIS, CA
ARTIST'S TALK: FEBRUARY 10TH AT 6:00 PM, RECEPTION: 6:30 - 8:30
FOR MORE INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're in the area, join me at the reception, or or drop by the gallery this next month and take a look.
I'll be giving an artist talk on Friday, February 10th at 6:00 pm. Come and celebrate the month of love!