Saturday, March 06, 2010

Cubby Hole Exhibition

Well I've been very busy, as usual. Last night was the set up and opening of my solo exhibition, my second. It went brilliantly and I've had two sales so far.

The morning was spent setting up. The venue was two rooms with a big gap in the partition wall, sort of a figure of eight shape. I planned the layout beforehand and it didn't take too much work to fit everything in. Some of the pictures were raised quite high and the effect worked quite well I think.

Here's the jump from empty to finished.


Note the purple mouse on the radiator; the exhibition mascot!


The preview evening was brilliant and I must say lots of thanks to Carol and co. for all of the help in putting it on and publicising it. Lots of people turned up and I had a nice time chatting to the guests and met some really interesting people. The comments pages were filled up by the end of the night.




The lady in green above is Julie and her new art stall in Dagfields was set up yesterday too. After setting up The Cubby Hole we had time to pop round and say hello. The four paintings on the left below are hers.


Today I've been working on the music of Pi. Tomorrow I'm off to Birmingham to drop off some work for the R.B.S.A. Spring Open. Then, it's pi again!

10 comments :

Sheila said...

CONGRATULATIONS Mark! It looks fabulous! I'm sure you were very proud of seeing all your hard work come to fruition in a fabulous show. Thank you for sharing!

Andrew Williams said...

Well done, Mark! More to come, I hope?

Kathy said...

Congratulations, Mark! I'm giddy with excitement for you and was thinking about you yesterday and today. Thanks so much for taking photos and posting them so that we may share your experience a little. Your work looks wonderful and I'm pleased to know that you've already sold two! Kudos!! The purple mouse is very cute, indeed. You must be on "cloud nine." I hope you get a little rest now. I'm truly happy for you.

PAMO said...

WOO HOO!!!! Thanks for posting the lovely photos- what a fantastic and successful event!!! Congrats my friend!!

hwfarber said...

Looks like a wonderful show. Congratulations!

Mark Sheeky said...

Hiya and thanks everyone! Ooh Kathy, all giddy with excitement and thinking about me for two whole days! I don't know how to respond to that one :)

Exhibitions are hard work to set up and organise but it's worth it. If you've got the work, show it! It's the only way people will see it.

Kathy said...

Think about it this way, Mark: I've been following your work for months now and reading your explanations. This piqued my interest in your work and I really like your unique approach, titles, and process. Therefore, to see it exhibited and well received is a rewarding emotional experience for me because I think your work deserves recognition. It's every artist's dream.

Art Trip said...

Looks fun

-Don said...

Congratulations, Mark, on the successful show and the two sales. It is a well-deserved endorsement of the hard work and quality you put into all of these wonderful paintings.

-Don

Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks Don. I do know what you mean Kathy :)