Archive for June, 2009
I always thought a gallery job was easy–just sitting in nice clothes, talking to people and looking at the art. I didn’t know what went on behind the scenes–and I am not talking about procuring the art, finding the artists and placing the works.
I am talking about the amount of physical labor involved in running a gallery. This week, we took down a show at the Cerulean Hotel and on Thursday we take down a show at the ANA/Intercontinental Hotel.
We will be back to both places, but we basically are taking down more than a total of 30 pieces-a couple are as tall as me, packing them, loading them in a truck and then delivering them to the gallery and unloading the truck and then putting them in storage for a while. Thankfully, we have experience doing this from all of the other off-site shows we have done, and thankfully too that Hitoshi is quite fit, but I am exhausted and it is so wonderful when the hotel staff helps us–I really appreciate it.
The photos from Joji Shimamoto will continue to be on sale at the Cerulean Hotel In Touch Store all summer.These are some of the photos from Joji Shimamoto–I love them–so wonderful. I wrote before that some people who came into the gallery saw his work and though Daido Moriyama–one of the most famous contemporary Japanese photogrpahers.
Got the latest issue of World Sculpture News and Gakushi Yamamoto has 4 pages about him and his work. The writer says to “make way for a new member of Japan’s top young sculptors”. So glad for him. We love his work too.