It's that time again. As a co-op of 23 people, we gallery owners have to jocky around every four months or so to give everyone equal time in each of the spaces. Some spaces are much better than others. I had to move out of the first of the four rooms, into the second room. It's not a bad space -- there aren't really any horrible spots -- it's just that there are a few that are very good. We've solved the problem of hanging paintings against the stone walls by putting up some display grid.
Usually I go when I know that there will be no one down there -- and I treat the time with reverence, but my weekend being what it was (trying to reorganize at the house, because we finally got that albatross of a pool table out of the front room. Now I actually have a studio and a bedroom -- but it's going to take a lot of time to get them both straightened out), I had to go durring the middle of the day. It was kind of nice, though, watching everyone else move their stuff and lending a hand. I do wish that more of them would try to put up new stuff each month, though. Some of them have been showing the same work since I joined the gallery a year and a half ago.
As you may be able to see, I decided to put up my "Daniel in the Lion's Den" painting. I did it in late '04 - early '05 as part of my BFA exhibition at CMU. It's funny how time changes one's perspective. At the time I really believed in this piece and it was among my better works ... now ... I strongly debated weather to hang it or not. In fact, I've considered hanging it for a long time and always talked myself out of it. I just don't paint this way any more and I feel that I could have done so much better. Still, I do like a lot of things about it - and I'm glad to have it out of the way while I try to fix up the house.
While moving things around at home, I found a painting that had previously never been framed or on display. Since the window committee was looking for autumn stuff, I let them put it in the window.