Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tranquility Exhibit



"Tranquility - a state of peace and quiet" is the name of my next exhibit that will be on display at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA. Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm. I will hang my work on October 3rd and it will be on display until the end of December, 2012. My exhibit will be hung in the Harbor Park Exhibition space. A person at the desk can direct you to this photography exhibit area.

When I was trying to decide on what theme I wanted for this exhibit I started getting stressed out thinking about the process that goes into this decision. A lot of decisions need to be made when you are to exhibit your work. The first thing I did was put all my framed photographs together in themes such as New England photographs, transportation photographs, flowers, etc. After looking through all of these I still wasn't excited about any of the themes. I've done a lot of exhibits and try not to repeat the same grouping of photographs. I then gathered up my work that were matted but unframed. I repeated the process of putting them in themes as I did with the framed photographs. I still wasn't excited. I then decided to go through my portfolio looking for photographs. These would be my last choice since I would have to matte and frame them with the same high quality matte, frame and backboard that the others were framed in. Professional matte and frames aren't bought from Michaels' or Christmas Tree Shop. All material including the ink that I sign my work with must and is acid free and considered "museum quality". This is a must for professional work and is one of the many ways you can tell the difference between professional and unprofessional work. Anyway.....


Wow, yes, I was getting stressed out trying to find a group of photographs that popped out at me. I felt a lot of pressure due to the fact that I exhibited at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse a year ago and received high praise for such professionalism that my exhibit radiated. Not only was my photographs themselves praised but my matting and framing was equally praised and raved about. I was thrilled and thankful that the Exhibition Committee loved my work enough to invite me back to do a second exhibit in this space. I didn't want to let them down. I wanted this exhibit to be even better than the last one. I guess I shouldn't put that kind of pressure on myself but being the perfectionist that I am it's hard not to do this to myself.

I continued grouping and regrouping the photographs into different themes hoping one of the themes would pop out at me as being of the quality that this exhibit space deserved. I noticed that I enjoyed viewing certain photographs that made me feel tranquil and calm so I grouped these particular photographs together. Voila - these photographs popped and what I had in front of me is the theme to my next exhibit: "Tranquility - a state of peace and quiet".

We live in a hustle bustle world with everyone multitasking, running from one place to another that we all need a little tranquility in our lives.
I hope you can take a few minutes out of your hectic day to visit and view my exhibit and enjoy the tranquility that these photographs will bring to you.
Above is four of the twelve photographs that will be on display.

Peace and Love,
Cathy