Clearing the Air by Ashby carlisle

Exhibiting in a Business Setting

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Bittersweet Morning

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Wanting to Arrive in Spring series

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Clearing the Air Triptych

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week I hung  fifteen works in the First Niagara Bank, Guilford, CT.  I was asked to use hooks that were already located in the wall from a previous artist and not to use any tape.  It was quite a challenge to both select work to fit with the furniture and existing decor and also accommodate using the existing hooks.  I placed “Bittersweet Morning” on a long wall in an office space that had brown and orange tone print furniture.  I chose the series “Wanting to Arrive in Spring” for the wall with a credenza and floral arrangement because the art work was more dramatic than the arrangement and at the same time picked up the muted colors in the flowers.  Lastly, I changed the orientation of the triptych “Clearing the Air” from horizontal to vertical to create a dramatic element in a space that had many small horizontal elements.  I felt if I hung the work horizontally it would become part of all the office paraphernalia and I wanted the piece to add excitement and interest to the wall. When I completed hanging my work, I used about half the existing hooks and added a few more.  To avoid using tape and wall labels, I printing labels, affixed them to 2 x 3 inch cards and taped the cards to the back lower edge of  work. The result is that the labels are positioned on the wall similar to gallery labels.  It is interesting to see the work in a business/office setting verses a gallery. I personally think that spaces like these would best be served with work by a variety of artists and a variety of sizes.  At the same time I am very happy to have this opportunity and thank First Niagara Bank for opening its business to artists and their work.

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