Monday, April 29, 2013
As I get closer to the opening of my show, things are really starting to come together. I'm so excited about the catalogue! It is will go to the printer this week, so I'll soon have one in hand.
Gail Lozoff (dear pal, business-woman extraordinaire, artist, cyclist, foodie, extremely good person) took on the task of designing both the invitation and the catalogue for me. We'd never worked together on a project before, and it was really fun to do! Our friendship survived, and I think it even became stronger. Gail is the ultimate professional at everything she does. She's also cool as a cucumber during times of stress, and trust me, we had some challenging moments during this process.
Here is what Gail created:
A 32 page staple-bound four color book that measures 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". There are 50 reproductions of both color and black/white images, with my writing running throughout. The introduction is written by Jane Aspinwall, Associate Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The front and back covers are vellum, transparent enough to reveal the text on the following page. Gail used my handwriting throughout the book, from the cover and title page to the spreads featuring each body of work. She selected a lovely palette of colors for these handwritten words. And she made sure, and then sure again, that everything looked just perfect.
The catalogue tells the story of my work really well. I couldn't be happier with it!
It will be available for a suggested donation of $10. Part of that money will help cover the printing expense; part of it will go to Change the Truth. The catalogues will be sitting on a table at my opening at the Bohemian Gallery in Overland Park, Kansas (and available throughout the duration of the show). I'd also be happy to mail them to any of you who can't make it to the show.
The title of my show "Can You See Me Now?" may seem somewhat enigmatic. I believe the meaning will be revealed (and the meaning is open to your own interpretation!) as you make your way through the catalogue.
I'll feel really honored if you get a copy.