Quick notes from today:
As the weeks count down to my solo exhibition opening in late September at Fresh Arts, in Houston, TX, I’ve started to focus on the administrative tasks at hand. Submitting materials for press releases, revising and tightening up my statement, scheduling talks, and of course, remaining in all-out production mode.
This summer I’ve had the opportunity to have a studio all to myself and this time alone has solidified what I’ve learned about my own approach to art-making and process. I am a researcher at heart. My process vacillates between months of research, reading, record-keeping, organizing, archiving, and documentation, followed by fruitful periods of making and intuitive creation…working through the ideas and producing final objects.
I’ve played around with different levels of visibility online into my art process over the past 3 years. I reached a point of social media burn-out in 2011. I used to post diligently on other platforms: a year of daily drawings, lengthy process blog posts, reading lists, etc. I think ultimately I tired of this because it began to feel too much like “production”, an unwilling performance even, and less like the intense research time that I require to recharge and create.
Still finding the happy medium.