For those of you who have been kind enough to follow my work but were unable to attend my MFA exhibition, I thought I might post some photographs from the show. Unfortunately, I don’t have any shots of the opening reception — after all the hard work that went into getting the show up, I was just happy to be conscious and in attendance that night. The reception was great though — there was a huge turn-out and I had a lot of fun talking to folks about my work.
There was a brief write-up of the show in the campus newspaper.
The work in the show is all from large scale digital files — many of which are over 3GB in size. The largest prints, the Candy Wrapper Series, are printed at 3′x3′ from files that each contain 234,090,00 pixels (15,300px by 15,300px). I’ve never worked this large before and seeing these pieces at this scale was really gratifying. Months of drawing, painting, layering, masking, and color correction went into each piece but I never really got a good sense about how it was all working until I finally saw the prints on the gallery walls.
Now that the show is over, I’m looking forward to figuring out what to do next. I’d love to continue working on some of the ideas that developed out of this body of work, but I’m not quite sure how to proceed. Working at such a large scale is very demanding and outputting high quality, archival prints at these sizes is not easy on the pocket book. I would love to do a short run of limited edition prints of some of these pieces.
By the way, this entire album of photos can also be found on my Facebook page. Liking my Facebook page is a great way to keep up-to-date with what I’m doing and to help me spread the word about my work.