There are 3 special art installation in the Valley this week. The first one is the White House Project at the Emily Dickinson Museum, Zea Mays Biennial at APE and an exhibit in Holyoke at Paper City Studios. Two summer ago, I traveled Pioneer Women from Tabla Rasa Gallery, NYC to Holyoke at Paper City and seeing this wonderful installation last night reminded me of this exhibit.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
This installation shot at OZ: from Toto's Point of View was taken by John Polak at the Nash Gallery, Easthampton in '08. I had just moved my father into assisted living with Alzheimer's. I never really finished this body of work since I was suffering from pneumonia in the run up to this show. Only now am I able to come back to this work with new eyes. This piece has changed greatly this Spring. Dorothy is more grounded in my reworked piece; she's older and wiser now. If my co-curators agree, I'd like to install this piece in the Biennial and invite the public to bring their ruby slippers to celebrate "There's no place like home." It seems the White House project encourage my return to this work. Thanks Peter. <www.actionartinc.com>