This month I've been busy--the changing weather in Richmond means I have to judge every day's biking gear by the colour of the sky through the skylight, and I've been figuring out what to do with all the squash that my CSA has given me. Also though, I've been working on shows in both Chicago and Richmond. As an ACRE summer resident, I was given the opportunity to participate in this fall's MDW fair in Chicago, located at Mana Contemporary. ACRE curator Alicia Eler put together a booth of artists that she'll be working with for a show in the spring, and helped co-ordinate my participation at a distance, and luckily I have an amazing studio/life partner who could shuttle work and large bags of rock salt around the city! (thanks JMPK!) I am so glad this all came together, and it was really great to see my work featured in Newcity's review of the event. (Jason Foumberg named my piece best in show, you can read his whole review here).
This weekend I was setting up another show, this time in Richmond. Derecho opened last night at VCU and featured the work of the visiting faculty members in each area of the Craft/Material Studies department. The show looks great, and will be up until December 6th in the Fine Art Building at 1000 W. Broad St.