Friday, May 24, 2013

The Story Continues


Earlier this month I traveled to Ashland, Oregon to attend the opening of The Story Within, an art exhibition of work created by both myself and Roxanne Evans Stout at Illahe Studios and Gallery.  Working with Roxanne has been a special experience, especially because we worked collaboratively on 12 pieces within the show. We mailed panels back and forth between New York City and Oregon and in doing so, created each piece jointly. We also exhibited our own work as well as a series of handmade artists books that we had collaborated on in previous years. You can see some of my own work in this previous post.

I wish you all could have been there with us to celebrate the opening. But the next best thing is a picture. So as promised, some scenes from The Story Within...

Illahe Studios and Gallery in Ashland, OR

Elan Chardin (who also exhibited with us), Roxanne and I

The opening on First Friday in Ashland

Four of our twelve collaborative pieces

Where it all began: our first two collaborative books from 2008

Some of our later collaborative artist books

If you have 2 minutes and 53 seconds, you can take a tour with me of the opening...

20 comments:

rivergardenstudio said...

i love this Seth, it was the greatest collaboration ever, and even better that you got to visit and meet my family!
Our art holds a special place in my heart...
roxanne

Lynn Cohen said...

I'm so glad I got to see it in person on my way to portland and your workshop there!
The art is beautiful in person! I especially loved the delicacy of the small books! Every thing was terrific!

lisette said...

oh wow! that looks fabulous - what a great project

Brian Kasstle said...

Seth, it looked like a wonderful show! Congratulations to you both!

Karenliz said...

Seth gorgeous pieces. Congrats on a the show. Thanks for sharing!

elle said...

Thanks for taking us into the story. The overview just enhanced the close ups!

Lisa Graham said...

Both of you did an amazing job putting this lovely exhibit together. Such work and dedication and friendship. So inspiring! It was great to hear music and laughter in your video. Wish I could have seen it.

Roberta said...

Wonderful work! Thanks for sharing the tour with us. I think it is so interesting how a collaboration takes place between artists who meet online. Just great!

Leslie said...

Thanks for the tour! I love seeing the work on the gallery walls, hearing the crowd and the guitar player. I almost feel as if I've seen the show!

I am blessed to have seen several of the pieces in person.

Congratulations!

angi eharis said...

seth your work left me speechless and inspired! i really think what you did was so beautiful and some of the little details just perfect1 tx for always sharing and inspiring us! aloha, angi in hana

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

What a special show. Beautiful work by both you and Roxanne. So glad you made the video. Now I feel I kind of was there.

Karen Cole said...

The show looks great!!!
.......and yes, the video made me feel like I was there as well.

trish quilty said...

Hi Seth: So pleased you made the video of the art show. It is gorgeous & inspiring!. I loved the pieces you both created. Keep up these collaborations.
Thanks for sharing.

ArtPropelled said...

Such fun watching the video, Seth. Feeling the buzz :-)

Anne O said...

Thanks for bringing us along! Fabulous work - the collaborations, as well as your individual works - the layers and the depth creates such great visual stories.

pamelahuntington said...

Great post Seth.. looks like a great show and loved the personal video tour.. felt like I was right in the gallery.. music and all!
pamela

Renee said...

Thank you for the tour. Fabulous pieces from both of you. It looked and sounded like so much fun! Congrats on the show to you and Roxanne!

Darlene K Campbell said...

Thnaks for doing the video. The details, textures and layers were amazing. Quite a poetic show. The collaboration is a key component to this being a great show. So cool to mail the work back and forth and to develop the trust it's take to share the art process. I loved it.

Jo Murray said...

Not quite as good as being there Seth...but I couldn't afford the airfare.

Canace said...

Thanks so much for the video tour Seth. The work is beautiful as always. Congrats to you both.. what a great team!