My solo exhibition titled Turbulence: Birds, Beauty, Language & Loss opened on August 4, 2018 at the Chapala Cultural Center and we had a great turnout.
There were 10 new pieces on view in the main gallery and 6 older pieces in the smaller gallery where Miguel Mata’s new documentary ran on a continuous loop.
There were also 4 giclee prints in the smaller gallery designed from details of the new pieces printed and stretched on linen so that they appeared as abstract paintings.
The new work using fused and sewn plastic bags featured work on the wall as well as a sculpture shaped like a spiral. In the middle of the gallery, I built a floor installation using broken plates and building debris. The images on the hand-painted plates were based on drawings of endangered birds that I had done while on an artist residency in France.
The opening reception was well attended with over 200 people from the ex-pat and Mexican communities. Colleagues flew in from New York City and Madison, WI and the Mayor showed up to give a short speech and present me with a certificate of appreciation. It was a great night!
If you live near Lake Chapala, Mexico, the show will be up through Saturday September 15, 2018.