Like for most, post-MFA life has been a constellation of experiences. The first six months were a rapid fire of exhibition after exhibition, two (incredibly!) life-changing residencies, and a steady stream of publications featuring both my writing and art. Many of you know that I recently underwent a grueling, cross-country move. The second six months have been almost fully consumed with the move and adjusting to life on the coast, along with a couple of time-busting curatorial projects...and all of this has left me completely exhausted.
One day at a time, I'm beginning to make new work again. Little by little, I'm starting to get some rest, and my health is taking incremental steps forward. Moment by moment, the dust is settling. California is a region that is so rich in diverse landscapes, and being a soul that is very tied (Freudian slip -- I originally typed 'a soul that is very tired') to the land and water, there is so much here to fill an almost dry well.
In this time of transition, I have the good fortune to be a part of Galaudet Gallery's summer exhibition -- Sense of Place: HERE. Mike Milewski, the gallery co-owner and curator, emailed me earlier this week with the press release. I am including that here (in downloadable PDF format), along with a couple of the works currently featured in the gallery. Please take a bit of time to visit the gallery website, Facebook page and read the press release. Galaudet Gallery has been excellent to work with; they included my work in their summer 2017 exhibition as well. In addition, they consistently offer a wide range of exhibitions with thoughtful themes and foster an atmosphere of kindness and support. This short and mixed post does not do them justice, so in the coming days, please watch for a more comprehensive post singing Galaudet's praises.
If you are celebrating the 4th of July today, I wish you peace and rest.
And the work...