Eclectic Vignettes at Spectrum Art Gallery
Time to shake things up! I paired up with Travis Rockett to present a photography exhibition that was not your typical sterile, single image spaced 10 inches apart. We decided to grab a variety of images from different places and subject matter, and paired them with different frames and presentation, all combined and arranged in clusters, or "Vignettes." Each vignette combines both are work, and there is a single theme that connects all the images within the vignette. Then we styled the vignettes in both symmetrical and asymmetrical displays.
The idea behind this is that art galleries display work singly, or double stacked at times. The logic, of course, is to have focus on a single image or pair so that the viewer can take the time to be immersed in the work. Dramatic spacing also allows each work to stand alone and "breathe." However, in our exhibtion, we threw that out the door. We wanted it to look how we would put things in our living rooms - in clusters, varying frames, and a touch broken from "normal" continuity.
Lastly, we wanted to make sure this exhibition was accessible and affordable. The reason we make art is for people to connect with it. But it does no good if the folks who connect with the work cannot collect it. As such, we made the works smaller. Partly so they can fit within the space as a vignette, but also to encourage patrons to become art collectors!
The exhibition will be up at Spectrum Art Gallery, in the Heart of the Tower District from January 4, 2018 through January 28, 2018. We will have an Artist's Reception on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2pm until 5pm. Be sure to drop by and say hi!
We are proud of our show, "Eclectic Vignettes," and we hope you enjoy it.
Keywords: art, eclectic vignettes, fine art photography, fresno, gallery, jesse merrell, photography, spectrum art gallery, travis rockett
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