From Ideas To Exhibition

From Ideas To Exhibition – I have decided to begin posting on Thursdays as well. Just short posts that document my personal journey as an artist, beginning with an overview.

I am beginning a new series of works and thought an overview of this process might prove of interest to some of you. If you are a collector it is a peek into the life of an artist. If you are an artist or creative yourself, it might help you with your own process.

For many things I begin with a brainstorm, documenting it on a mind map. I am a great fan of mindmaps as I have said many times before. However when I am thinking about a body of work, even if many of them will end up abstracted, I have to have a starting point somewhere.

For me, this begins with a twofold process. I begin collecting images while simultaneously thinking about the underlying theme I need the images to have. The most difficult thing about planning a big show is that you need to have a cohesive body of work of at least 20-30 paintings.

  • What is going to hang them together?
  • Your style?
  • The subject matter?
  • Place and Time?
  • Medium?

I find using Picasa very useful as I can swap photos around and easily add other ones from

How to plan an Exhibition

How to plan an Exhibition

 

anywhere else. This then gives me an overall visual of what the exhibition will look like as a whole. In this case,  I began with 97 images – here are a few of them….

Culling For A Show

Culling For A Show