My solo show MILGROM ON MORANDI is coming up fast!! I am excited, nervous, tense, happy, all the usual emotions preceding a new show. This body of work is a much more personal show than some of my recent works. It began with my admiration for Georgio Morandi’s work, and the more I learned about him, the more intrigued I became about his obsessive work and his unwavering focus on a little slice of his personal universe. I think that through my work for this exhibition, I have fulfilled to a small degree my initial curiosity about what it is like to narrow one’s artistic focus. I enjoyed it and it was extremely challenging, and I can see how one can get hooked into exploring the limitless possibilities of a limited subject matter.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting my work Living Without Them to the Brandeis Alumni Exploring Creativity Chapter at the Tysons Corner Community Library. Joining me was my colleague on this project, Professor Saul Sosnowski. After some initial technical difficulties (!) with the projector and powerpoint capability, we were only delayed by half an hour! Nonetheless, the presentation was extremely succesful, judging by the wonderful audience response and insightful questions.
It is a strange sensation when you are packing up your car with what amounts to nine months of work, and the actual product barely fills up your trunk! That’s what happened when all the various elements of my work for the Fuller Craft Museum were ready to be driven to Brockton, MA. My husband and I shared the driving and made some stops with family along the way. It was a relief to hand the work over to the very professional staff and now kick back and wait for the opening. I believe my installation is the only one to include a video work. The Museum proved to be a wonderful surprise – the setting was beautiful, and the windows of the museum looked out onto a large lake, and wooded grounds.
The quality of the work was first class – I recognized many many famous names as I toured around the amazing exhibitions. I feel really proud to be showing at this museum. Here are two images – embroidery and beading on the left, and ceramics on the right.
This weekend was simply awesome! I was on one of the 48 Hour Film Project teams. Our team leader was Ishu Krishna and the entire cast and crew did an amazing job. The writing team (myself included) started off with a marathon Friday night of coming up with a script for our assigned genre – thriller/suspense. By 2 am our ideas got pretty ridiculous. Check out JW’s youtube videos of the night. The next day was a full day of shooting at different locations including at the Left Bank Cafe in DC.
Our film entitled Open Bar will be screened on May 6 in Silver Spring at the 9:30 showing. Hope you can join us and vote for our film. I haven’t seen the edited film and am as curious as the rest of you….!
AddendumMay 28 : Check the movie out online on vimeo.