Just the Beginning

I feel as though this project has allowed me to explore something I’ve been after for a long time, but the circumstance was never right. While I wish we had longer-I was just starting to figure some things out-I’m glad to have some of the restrictions lifted so that I can explore the waste that has been accumulating in my studio over the years, as well. It has been hard not to touch that previous supply sometimes ,when it would have been just the thing…
I do, however, see this project continuing for me and I am anxious to get back into the studio…as soon as I can find my studio.
I echo both Kim and Chris’s statements. The accolades were wonderful and the great party atmosphere of the opening  was really excellent. I am proud to have been included in this group of esteemed artists and have enjoyed getting to know them and their processes.
I’d like to thank, especially, Amy Wilson, whose efforts on our behalf, energy for the many studio visits and preparation for the culminating event required near superhero levels of agility and motivation. Thank you, Amy, you do great and worthwhile work and it’s a pleasure to know you.
My thanks, also to Metro , Recology, Cracked Pots and Disjecta. It took the cooperation and coordination of all these organizations to make the show as successful as it is and I am encouraged to know that this community has so many partners who care about this important project.

Second Weekend of Glean 2013

I must say that this show has blown away all my expectations.   Everyone did a wonderful job with setting up and the final presentation flows very well together. You can get an impression of how a group show will turn out when you are looking at individual images but until they are actually in the same space together you never really know.   It was also a pleasure to meet so many new people at the opening who braved the heat and stood around for hours engaging with our art.  In all honesty I still haven’t had the time to quietly walk through the show and digest it completely.  I’ll be going down to the show later today to do just that and I’ll make sure to post plenty of images from my browsing.  Be sure to check out my website www.christopherbwagner.net or my facebook page Christopher B. Wagner for a full image gallery of all my works at Disjecta. 

Openings and Endings

It was a fantastic opening night. I truly felt “queen for a night”. Thanks to all who attended. Our artwork looks really nice together- just enough variety – machines, figures, metal, plastic, and enough similarity – orange, yellow, blue- to work.
I have spent the last few days recovering from that final push to finish for the show…that means, sleeping, reading, and cleaning my house(what a mess). Next up is cleaning the studio. I’ve got to find a way to organize some of those new ‘art supplies’.