Marci and Michael had to cut foam core and frame my stuff cause I didn't have time to. It took about 3 days of work between the two of them. We got 8.5"x11" frames from Ikea at like $5 each. They took out the original backings, and replaced them with archival backing and floated it with archival foam core cause it rests on the drawings. Marci had to cut about one-hundred and thirty 3/4" strips of foam core with an x-acto knife and they had to glue it all into the frames.
Frames in a box.
My friend, Derek, who with Marci has helped me install most of my shows decided to mark the entire gallery with a midline using blue masking tape. We tried not marking up the walls much and putting all our measurement marks on the tape instead.
196 pieces of art in one small pile. I think it's like 33 8.5"x11" drawings, 124 5"x5" paintings, 36 8"x10" paintings, and 4 random sized paintings, with the largest being 16"x20". I wasn't planning on having that much work, cause I was suppose to share it with Manny. I was just going to have about 115 pieces and most of them being the very small 5"x5" pieces.
I made larger versions of 5"x5" pieces I'm sending to a show in LA later this month. Here's the 10"x10" version with his little friend. I don't know. I wasn't expecting to make as many 8x10, and then I had to fill up a space that included a 55 ft wall. I'm putting this 5"x5" into the show at the Japanese American National Museum if you're wondering. That opens on the 22nd in LA.
It took 6 people about 8 hours to get everything up. Thanks to Derek Wood, Marci, Derek McCall, Michael Salmon, and David Pene for helping me out. Derek McCall and David came after work which I really appreciate a lot.
Photo courtesy of Joe Stillwater.