Gallery One, Down
It was a good turnout for our first gallery at Meltdown, thank you to all who came by to see us. We were so happy to see so many familiar faces and quite a few converts in there as well. The collection of images Enrico and I eventually framed for the show were going to be familiar to those who've bought Fragments but somehow it was elevated to a different level of appreciation, now that it's displayed so. Even for us, actually. All of the drawings seemed better than all the years I've kept them in musty folders.
I actually had left two collage boxes of drawings accidentally (even pleaded the case to my son that he should fly them down the very day of the opening--no go). They were the best representation for the idea of the show, I was so disappointed in myself for not having the presence of mind to mind these two left on the small sitting chair in the living room. Sigh. Best laid plans...
Before the show even opened a silent sale had happened and one of the original illustrations from the book was sold (that bodes well for the rest of the show we hope) then the books and prints made good sales as well. Felicity had made the experience so stress free and, being an old hand at this, her calm kept us on schedule and anxiety free. Couldn't have done it without her help.
Visit Enrico's journal to see his collection of photos of the event. This gallery is going to be up till the end of the month.
A special thanks to my wife, Tess, for helping me through a tough week. Check out the photo of the brothers del Carmen together with our number one fans--in that photo from the left, Luisa, Rick, Tess, Me, Julie and Louie.