I spent Wednesday morning in Albuquerque at Palette Contemporary making final arrangements for my upcoming show scheduled May 4th – June 30th, 2007. I need to drop by Home Depot this weekend for wood to build new shipping crates for my solo show at the Bill McIntosh Gallery in Billings, Montana scheduled April 2nd-May 1st, 2007.
Somewhere along the way, I have to remember to produce/select another thirty scrolls for this fall’s solo show at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, California. I have over two dozen more paintings to post online, but lately time has been getting the better of me. My blog postings have dropped from daily to spotty; and somehow I passed my 300th post, last week and never realized it.
In more pressing news, we decided not to take the studio/house I posted last week; but we did purchase a similar one only a few days ago - so having said that… it’s now once again time to relocate. I plan on being out of New Mexico no later than the first week of March. I have a solo show at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum, in southeast Missouri, December 2007 and have the rather daunting task of producing fifty large scrolls (7ft) specifically for the exhibition. As always I prefer to make the works site-specific (hence the life of a travel artist), so we have decided to move to the area. Our new studio/house is located in the southern region of the state, specifically in the town of Dexter, where I was born and which is only roughly thirty miles from where I was actually raised. It’s a rather strange feeling returning to the space I occupied as a child. It’s been fifteen years since I left home and seven since I lived anywhere remotely close. In an ironic twist of fate, I learned only last night that the house I recently purchased is on the same street as the house in which I was born. Fannetta Street, it seemed like such a familiar name; but I couldn’t imagine where else I would have heard such an strange word. Fate is an odd little bitch, but I must admit she always keeps life interesting. – DN