The Dresses/ Objects Project has officially opened. Hoooraaay! We opened on Friday night with a room full of people, five live dancers, three live musicians, and enough wine to carry us through the opening hours into the evening. What a delight! I managed to snap these photographs at our final rehearsal so you can see the space, the dancers, and the musicians too. I'm still sifting through documentation of opening night and will share the results with you once my brainwaves have returned to normal--because I'm trusting that they will!
It was a challenging process but, in the end, I'm super happy with all the results and wouldn't have it any other way. From first printing the poems on fabric over three years ago, to the opening weekend dance performances, to the weeks of exhibition still ahead, I'm absolutely honored and humbled and thrilled to have collaborated with over 30 brilliant women artists to make this project happen. Before this show, I was used to making work that would fit on a table, or possibly a human, but this installation occupies over 1,600 sq feet! My goodness, and now it is complete. Hooray, and then hooray!
Before I go, I also must thank the journalists who covered this project in various papers and articles. I am especially grateful (and still blushing) for these generous articles in the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner. My goodness, what a dream. The installation is up until July 18, gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 1-5, and yours truly will be present on Saturday afternoons making one final dress from the letterpress prints. I've had so little sleep in the last two weeks that it all feels very much like a dream. Perhaps it is a dream, a dressmaker's dream of sorts... xoxo, k.