Simon sent through the final version of the Snapshot exhibition flyer:
He did a fantastic job; It’s professional, clear, and captures what we were going for: an exhibition that conveys our impressions from recent travels.
We met yesterday to really drill down to what we want to do with this exhibition. At the start we were rather concerned about the different styles and approaches we are taking in order to communicate our impressions, and it felt like our works may be too disparate to consolidate into one exhibition.
Soon after, we realised that we were attempting to hold an exhibition to share our travel experiences, but we had neglected to really share our experiences with each other first. We spent a while discussing our trips, deconstructing them in regards to what we wanted to express, and explained how we were going about it.
I realised that our works will reveal as much about us as they do about our travels. I like the idea of the exhibition showcasing not only snapshots from our trips and our memories, but ultimately also snapshots of who we were when we visited these places and when we constructed these pieces.
In the end, I think that we both had a much better understanding of what we were (individually) going for, and that allowed us to progress with a joint artistic drive and appreciation for how to complement and contrast each others work. (It also made writing the press release a lot easier!)
I appreciate that all of this may not be necessary (many artists exhibit together just to share space), but it feels right to establish a level of harmony between our respective works.
We are driven by the same fundamental motivation, but we utilise strongly contrasting methods. I’m really excited to see how it all turns out. 🙂
Massive props to Simon for sorting out the venue and advertising!
Update: Opening Night will be on Friday, May 1st. I’ll change the flyer image above as soon as I get an updated version from Simon. Man, I feel awful for missing this scheduling conflict (see comments).