I am happy to say that tonight my work has its debut in the Williamsburg area. I am participating in the Members' Co-op Show at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center. The members' preview and opening reception happens tonight. Needless to say I am excited and a bit nervous - per usual. I am exhibiting my jackets and scarves, plus just one wall piece.
Saturday was hanging day. Everyone I met was very nice, helpful, and complimentary about my work. It is the first time they've had work like mine, but no one made me feel like it didn't belong. I was pleased with how it fit in the space.
One bit of delightful serendipity...The air conditioning unit below the jacket on the wall makes it billow out like it's flying. I love that. It gives it a life of its own.
The one wall piece that I included was my "self portrait"--Here Am I. I decided to include that in lieu of hanging an artist statement or bio on the wall. It was created from scrap silk (thank you again Maria) covered with embroidered words I'd use to describe myself. I made it last fall for the Self Portrait show at the Loading Dock Gallery.
So tonight's my big night. I'll let you know how it goes.
Mother & daughter, Ann Lee & Sonja Lee-Austin share their joys and struggles in their art and lives.