I am excited to be having my first solo show of 2015 on the second floor of TEW Galleries in Atlanta. While creating this show my “Couples” Series hit the 300 mark. I was surprised to see that it was 4 long years ago that the series hit 200… those numbers worried me and got me thinking, “what have I been doing for the last 4 years?” Back in the day It took 2 years to go from 100 to 200.
Here are some of the pieces that will be in the show. I am hoping that Atlanta will give my work some of that famous Southern hospitality.
February 27 - March 27 2015
I am happy to have a new venue for my work in historic Pioneer Square Seattle at Frederick Holmes and Company. The gallery is 2 floors with the top floor dedicated to artists of historic interest. The bottom floor mounts shows for contemporary artists. I am hoping that my new work will connect with the Seattle community.
I am really proud of my crates and I thought that I would include them in this post. I have been shipping a lot of sculpture over the last year and it has taken that long to perfect my crate building. I use good old recycled appliance boxes that the nice guys in a Sears warehouse give to me. My crates are built like an origami folded box and I gorilla tape my sculpture to one side. When a client receives the crate they just cut a few exterior tape strips and the box unfolds. I have as much fun making the crates as I do the art. Gorilla tape is one of mankind’s greatest inventions.
All images | Richard Downs © 2015