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Inaugural Week

January 26, 2009

toothbrush-work1Toothbrushes lined up to be photographed.

Besides my relief and jubilation at the inauguration of Barack Obama, work on the International Toothbrush Collection continued: editing records; photographing toothbrushes, renaming, cropping, and color adjusting image files; uploading image files to the server; linking image files to data records. My biennial blitz will have to become annual!

stretched-canvasGreat art car pulls through again!

I’ve been yearning to start painting again. When I heard that Vera Fields was selling stretchers and canvas of her late husband, the prolific  San Francisco painter Curtis Fields, I claimed the four largest ones for myself. Twice I drove to San Francisco to strap the canvases to the roof of my car. On the first day I had 3 stretchers on top, and one sticking out back. On the second day I strapped a 4′ by 8′ stretched canvas on top. Colette the cat greets me.framerAt my framer’s.

On January 11 I had delivered two re-framed works to the SFMOMA Artists’ Gallery in Fort Mason (see below) and picked up one that also needed some attention.  If I can’t fix them myself, I bring them to my framer, Lars Lucker, owner of North Berkeley Framing. I love chatting with Lars. You can see one of his own drawings on the left side of the photo above. He’s been my framer since 1987!

art-groupMarsha discussing her new series of paintings.

I went to my art group, my second meeting with them, for just an hour. I  met with Erica Kremenak (left) and Marsha Balian (right). We got hooked up together through Jamie Brunson. I had to leave early to attend a panel discussion in San Francisco on the Holocaust Effect in Contemporary Art. Analisa Goodin moderated.

splash-flierFlier announcing the afternoon seminar.

It was an interesting and difficult seminar. Lots of post-modern language, which is tough enough to read but listening in the dark is even more difficult. Lots of words like transgressive, representations, sacrilized crammed into one sentence while images of art made by secondary witnesses to the Holocaust capture one’s attention. I plan to see several of the artists who spoke again.