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This week in the Tiny Cat Gallery we have a solo show by Jo Coffey.

Her drawings are exquisite and show the joy and sadness that comes with cats.

I’m struggling with this week’s exhibition for a couple of reasons. Firstly they are huge, too big for the space and secondly I preferred them unframed. I think the frames distract from the artwork. But, it is how the artist sent them and I’ve closed off one side of the door to make them fit.

Taking photos in this now very cramped space is not easy. I’ve changed to a glittery floor which does look great with the work, but again, is hard to photograph. I’ve made things difficult for myself.

So, what have I learned?

  1. check artwork and framing at every step of the way
  2. check and recheck sizes of artwork
  3. be strong and reduce the size of the exhibition if it will look better

I’ve updated the terms for the Tiny Cat Gallery and I will be tougher next time. There is a fine line between wanting to be welcoming and accommodating and showing the work in a way that lets it be seen.