The PV or rather first meet the artist’s event for Plastic Propaganda’s latest show, Sugar and Spice, was on Tuesday 23 August and I was pleased to see my two pieces had been installed close to each other so that they could “talk.”
I was also excited to see Justine Johnson‘s indigo-dyed Japanese paper and to talk to her about how wonderful paper is to work with and the problems associated with presenting it: to frame or not to frame…the fact that it tears but can easily be glued and patched…
My sister came along and we made an evening of it – talking to fellow artists at the show and then dinner together afterwards: it is one of the first exhibitions I’ve been in that she has been able to come to, having lived in Australia for so many years.
PV’s are all about talking and the conversations instigated by seeing new work or even one’s own work in a new context and I’ve been to three this week: the MA show at UCA Canterbury and the interim MA show at the Brewery Tap in Folkestone of work by the current part-time students. It will be interesting to see how they present their final MA projects next year – this show seemed to be very much about testing how to show their work in a way that was both visually interesting and in keeping with its intention.