Last year I had an exhibit in the ArtXchange Gallery in Seattle. After the exhibition, they kept my work there in order to sell. What didn’t sell was recently returned. The boxed-up prints are now leaning against the wall in my front hall until I unpack them.
It’s funny how the return of work after an exhibition comes with a certain feeling of deflation. Getting work back means that the show is over, people aren’t getting a chance to see in in person, time to look for the next show opportunity. Not to mention the fact that I have to find space to store it in until it goes out to the next venue. And I never seem to have enough space to store my artwork, no matter how many times I have purged my studio of work that I will no longer exhibit.
It’s much more fun to make the work and put it out there in the world than it is to get it back!