Atta Glanz Productions and Emmanuelle Renard showcase local artists through Nov. 5
It’s an odd thing, showing your work. I’m not sure anyone gets used to it, but it’s a new thing for me. On the one hand, I’m eager to have people see my paintings. On the other hand, I’d rather not know about it.
So there I was at the opening some weeks ago of “The Space In Between” in the old Cantu Building, 196 Kingsway @ 10th Avenue, wishing I were elsewhere. Except that all around me was extraordinary work that interested me a great deal, so I didn’t have to go anywhere near my own painting for a good 45 minutes. Which was a good thing.
When I did venture to approach my three paintings, there was a young couple in front of them.
“So," I said, "what do you make of it?”
“I was just reading about the artist,” said the young man.
“That’s me,” I said. “Have any questions?”
Turns out that his girlfriend was in the show as well, so we could talk about that instead of me, which again was a relief.
Later I got to talking to another couple, an interior designer and her boyfriend, a contractor who has a number of high-end clients looking for art work.
“Do you do commissions?” he asked.
“I have no idea,” I said, laughing.
What I meant was that no one had ever asked, and I couldn’t for the life of me imagine such a thing. Most of my work is abstract, and the figures that appear seem to come out of nowhere.
So I started pointing him to the work of some of the other artists like Pamela Holl Hunt and Catherine Tableau.
Pamela Holl Hunt: "Refracted Blue Moon" Oil on Canvas
Catherine Tableau: "Tassili" Mixed Media on Board
The images shown here are taken with permission from the artists' websites and are not the same works that are featured in the show. All the more reason to stop by Kingsway @ 10th Avenue some time in the next week.