Debbi Friedman and I spent a rainy afternoon yesterday hanging our work in the Wellesley, MA library. We've been planning this exhibit for over a year and suddenly its here. Pictured here is the main lobby gallery where Debbi hung her rock series and I've hung my candy apple pieces which are at the far end of the photo. The exhibit really looks great (if I may say so myself) and while we were hanging, so many folks were stopping to look at the work. We received the same response from just about everyone "That's colored pencil????!!!!" Viewers were amazed at what could be done with colored pencil. Our opening reception is on Saturday, March 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and we are hoping for a good turn out. Everyone is invited!
Here are our featured pieces, Debbi's rocks titled "The Red Angle" (right) and my candy apples "Reflections #2" (bottom left). My two candy apple pieces shown here are both on 3/4" cradled Gessobord and my frame choice is a light wood floater frame. I haven't been framing my cradled Gessobord pieces but I feel the work looks more professional and contemporary in the floater frames which compliment and don't overpower the drawings.
Shown here is my other style of framing (although the photo is not very good). As I mentioned previously, the galleries are asking for colored pencil work that is not under glass so I find that I must get innovative. The board I've worked on for this piece is Rtistx and I've chosen to frame it as one might frame an oil painting. Between the artwork and the frame is a 3/4" linen liner to put some space between the art and the frame and the frame I've chosen is a simple design in warm silver.
Here is another wall of the library gallery with my rocks, shells and glass pieces. All in all, I'm relieved the show is hung and look forward to our opening on Saturday.