Today? Studio visit. Zemie Barr and Shannon O'Connor braved the ice outside my house to journey here and look at my work to see if it fits into the aesthetic sensibility at Wolff Gallery. They think "yes." And since it's the only gallery I wanted to contact in Portland, I am really glad they also think it's a fit.
Rather interesting, I asked them how they arrived at the name for the gallery. There were so many reasons! For one, they mentioned that they are interested in representing traditionally under-represented artists -artists who remain under the wire, anonymous, if you will. And they told me about a quotation by Virginia Woolf that I'd never heard before, but that really struck me:
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
They also mentioned that the double-f on the end of the gallery's name represented them in a way, 2 Females, women.
I loved watching them look at my boxes. They made little exclamations. They un-scrolled the scrolls, touched and noticed everything. It was good. We talked about the Ghost Ships project and I think that looks like a "GO!" Very VERY glad about that since I am sitting here with all these frames, images and trinkets and no home for them. I also told them about my murmurations idea, and they seemed interested in that, so maybe some time down the line...
They drove off after about an hour and a half, with 4 of my tiny pieces to put in their shop. I feel really fortunate to have connected with them and am very much looking forward to seeing how things unfold!