Monday, March 15, 2010

good show

thank you so much to everyone who turned out for the show! We had such a great turnout and it was wonderful to see everyone.

After encountering a couple problems and averting a couple nervous breakdowns, we finally got everything up and lit late Friday night. (I like to think that our friend Andy T was telling the story about how when we were almost done with the lighting, we screwed up, blew a fuse and had rearrange everything! He probably wasn't, but it still cracks me up.)

The space at D.I.P is great and Jeanette who owns the gallery could not have been more wonderful to work with.

Ever since college (actually even during college) I moved around, a lot, and made work about that nomadicity (not sure that's really a word). I made maps, used maps a to make portraits, etc. But we've lived in Ann Arbor for 4 years now, and have no plans to move in the near future so I've started to make work about staying put.

My piece, Yard Sale is made of porcelain and insulation foam and is 39"x 96" x 6". It's every flower I've planted in my yard, arranged in plan just how they are in my yard. I used a CNC router to map out my route from my house to the studio on the foam.

I priced all the flowers individually, (ranging from $8 to $200) because I wanted people to be able to pick the ones they wanted and take them home. The logistics didn't work out to do that at the opening, so I decided to do that at the closing (April 10th).

I really need to take some better photos (the flowers are not actually yellow)!

And when I do I'll take some better photos of the other work in the show, but here's a sneak peak (ignore how crappy the photos are, please.) This piece is by Becca Tufts.

Addie Langford.

Amanda Thatch.

19 comments:

Hip Hip Gin Gin said...

Wow Abigail, Yard Sale is amazing!! The flowers are so beautiful, what a treat for people to be able to take some of them home!

chiara said...

awesome! I wish I could have been there.

abigail said...

me too!

pen.ny said...

ABIGAIL. This is incredible. I love the details and how you mapped out every flower you've planted and what it all means. It's gorgeous, really. Very talented you are:)

I didn't realize the flowers were for sale. I would totally have flown to Detroit and bought one. In a second.

Also, Depeche Mode concert in highschool? Your too cool for school Abigail, so jealous. I can't even imagine how amazing.

Congrats again on the show:)

Kristin said...

That floral piece is positively heavenly. WOW!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love your piece so much! Congratulations on a successful show. I love art shows and so wish I could have been there in person. The space looks in incredible.

Amanda Wright said...

Gorgeous work! I love the flowers, and that you sold them individually. I wish I could've been there to snatch one up. : )

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I'm amazed at the details~ you are so talented lady!

xo

Smile, Emily said...

Wow, I really like Yard Sale. I'm an art history major and I haven't studied anything like it. It's beautiful, but modern!

x Emily

erin said...

Your piece is amazing abigail! congratulations on the show! i wish i could have made it - april 10 is going in my calendar right this second.

Jaime said...

Gorgeous- you are so talented. Congrats on the opening!

Jayne said...

Wow, I love it! Great job with this, Abigail.

mindy said...

wow! your work is absolutely incredible....and i love the concept behind it. wish i could've been there to see it in person!

Brandi said...

Abigail, your work is AMAZING. I love Yard Sale. And I'd try to buy it if I could convince my grad department to loan me more money. (Sadly, I'm attending a University of California school so they're broke.) You have the most amazing talent -- I had a feeling from all the little snippets you left us with that the final product would be amazing. And it is. Infinite praise.

Kirby said...

congrats!!!! it looks like you had a great show, and your art looks Amazing!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Congrats on your show! Your work is just amazing. Loved reading the story behind the work and how you mapped out every flower. I also think it's wonderful that you decided to sell the flowers individually. Just like they grow, one by one!

meandering pearl said...

Wow!!! i would so have loved to come!!!i heart your flowers tremendously!!!

luxury vacation rentals miami said...

I would have totally gotten at least one of the flowers, they're amazing. Great idea to spread your art like that.

Anonymous said...

HI Abigail,

Super love your flowers. Do you still have some for sale?