On the evening of July 10th, the artist's reception for Megan Chapman and my new body of work, A place called home, took place at Springdale's Arts Center of the Ozarks. While the evening was a touch quieter than we had anticipated, we nonetheless had a really lovely night. Around forty to fifty friends, family and patrons came out on a random Tuesday night, to look at our art in person and to talk to us.
We both spent the two hours of the reception in countless conversations, both about life and more specifically about our art. I love sharing my (and our!) work and there is little that can compare to speaking with a patron about a painting I have made, or in this case we have made. It is particularly great when someone gets what we have been trying to do with the work and also when they have their own, equally valid ideas about what we have made.
Our show, named A place called home after the series of
paintings, is in the Arts Center of the Ozarks until July 27th. We
arranged and hung the show ourselves and are really pleased with how it
looks on the wall. This will be the only time that the full series will
ever be shown together in public. If you're in Northwest Arkansas, or
even eastern Oklahoma or southern Missouri, make sure you don't miss it.
For those of you further afield, you might not be able to see it in person however you can see the full series here.