Friday, December 14, 2012

Kessler > Composing the Exhibition > Installation Configurations

Europeans have known for decades that the installation configurations for an exhibition of paintings is an extremely significant matter. We Americans are slowly catching on. Most American painters still think all they need concern themselves with is the composition of a single painting.Come time to put up an exhibition most artists and gallerists approach the installation by simply selecting paintings and throwing them up on the wall with little regard for the concept that they are actually composing a symphony.Here are a few images of wall configurations I have developed for my forthcoming exhibition at Callan Contemporary in New Orleans. Well before I go to install the show I will generate many many of these potential wall configurations.
These images will then be printed out and referred to as the actual installation proceeds.In this way we will have the advantage of a plan but we will still improvise onsite.