Monday, 9 May 2011

Up and Running

'Tokens and Totems', my exhibition at the Here and Now Gallery, in Falmouth is up! Hoorah! We had a lovely stay in Falmouth, a place I'd never been to before. Camilla helped me to set everything up, and after many bent nails and snapped picture hooks, we finally got it all up on the walls! I kept reminding her that she was the one studying to be to be a curator, and therefore she should be doing all the hard work, but I'm not sure it really works like that...
Although it's only a small space, we crammed a lot in, and I'm pleased that I had enough work to show. I included some of the work that was in the exhibition last year, some other work from last year that hadn't been shown before, and some new work.

I worry that there are too many different styles and techniques, and that it doesn't really all work together. I imagine there will probably be some visitors who think it's an exhibition by six different artists, but I'm going to call it 'versatility', and not worry about it too much.
These are some of my newer 'totem dolls'. All the newer ones are mounted on wooden plinths, which I really like, as I can give them spindly wire legs and they still stand up. 


I can see myself doing a lot more work with wire. This how the wire and sequin weaving ended up - mounted in a box frame. Alongside it is a little doll I put in a glass dome, which is not for sale, but included just for its weirdness.

Many thanks to Camilla, and Kate at the Here and Now Gallery who has put photos of all the work on Flickr.

6 comments:

Ticking stripes said...

Wonderful work! I wish I could get there to see it "for real".

Menopausal musing said...

From here it looks fantastic! Well done Elaine :O))))))))))

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Wonderful work!...and Falmouth is a beautiful place for it to be shown..
Susan x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR EXHIBITION! YOUR DOLLS ARE AMAZING!

Jane Housham said...

It all looks wonderful -- specially the dolls and the tablecloth and the framed wire piece (that looks amazing in the frame). Congratulations xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Love it all Elaine - congrats!

Jayne