I had the opportunity today to participate in an art performance. Some of Austin's figure models posed for an audience while a small group of artists sketched. The models were the stars- they told stories, talked about body image, other aspects of their lives and what led them to posing, among other things. Some of it was quite moving and personal. And it's an interesting switch to have the models be the focus and the artists subordinate. After sitting for a hour and a half on a short stool quietly sketching, I certainly felt some sympathy for their physical endurance when posing.
The performance is staged by Paper Chairs at the Canopy. Shows continue through next weekend.
Today I visited my Austin art gallery, Russell Collection, to work with them on framing options. Not having ever framed works on paper, I don't know where to begin.
Russell Collection just added framing to their repertoire in the last year or so. (I have no concept of time except that it goes by too fast.) I really appreciate their help in selecting a new style for my newer paintings and planning how to mount and display three monoprints. My work needs something more modern than the usual plein air or impressionist frames I've been using. I can't wait to see these mono prints framed!
I've played with this idea for awhile but haven't shown them yet. The results are loose and interesting... more what I'd like to achieve in my actual oil paintings! I hope they are well received. Check out Russell Collection if you are interested!
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