The reception was very pleasant. I got to meet Gerd Koch, for whom the space my installation is in is named. He’s a charming man with as many rings on his fingers as are on mine. It seems that the gallery used to be his studio space, and when he chose to work in a new space the gallery was formed and named after him in his honour.
Rich Brimer said that he liked the soft edged lighting, then was surprised that I had made it hard edged. He didn’t realize that the gravel changed colour, there’s no lighting effect. He’s editing some video of the exhibit, which I’ll post the second it’s done.
After the exhibit I went to dinner with Rich, Kathrin Raab-Questenberg and Terry Spehar-Fahey, so we got to talk art and politics (interesting because there’s a pretty broad range of political opinion amongst us). I can’t get enough of the company of other artists who really mean business. There’s a cameraderie there that isn’t easily found elsewhere. And in addition to good company the Rat and Ferret serves an excellent pint of Fuller’s IPA.