In anticipation of our upcoming G.C. Myers opening of ‘A Place to Stand’, we would like to share this wonderful post that Gary wrote for his own blog, Redtree Times! We hope you enjoy it at much as we did and that you will join us as we welcome Gary on Friday, June 8th from 6:30-9pm!
G.C. Myers, ‘Blue Sovereignty’, 16 x 12, mixed media on canvas, 2012.
I’ve been getting work ready for my upcoming show, A Place to Stand, which opens June 8th at the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA. This will be the thirteenth consecutive year that I have had a solo exhibit there yet it still induces a certain fear and anxiety, feelings that my own common sense tell me should have faded long ago. But they still persist. However, part of me appreciates this fear in that it makes me focus on the body of work, knowing that creating work that speaks and stands on its own is the only way to overcome these anxieties. If I am satisfied with the overall feeling of the work then it will ultimately prove to be successful.
That being said, I am at a point in this process where the body of work has began to take a shape, a theme that runs through it. …
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