Artbash was a learning experience for me. It was very rewarding getting my work up on the wall, even after all of the formalities involved in making an exhibition, including proposals and technical aspects.
I feel the works themselves communicated strongly. Though they were meant to be seen from a lower angle, I feel the ability to come up close and see the works was an important asset that we gained by being moved to the hallway. Though our intention was different originally, I feel the way we worked with the space we were given helped us communicate the works.
With all the installation materials we used to install the work, it still communicates well. The fasteners do not clash with the images. The lighting was a little dim on some sections of the exhibition. There were also other pieces installed between ours in the exhibition, which sort of interrupted our exhibition. If the lighting situation was better and the other pieces were installed elsewhere, I would have no complaints about this exhibition. The order in which the pieces were installed added coherence. The two pieces that were separated into thirds were installed to the left of the doorway, which added cohesion.
The Work Itself
The work itself would have done well regardless of where it was installed. The works side by side had a sense of cohesion in repetition. It was more difficult than I thought to do a group exhibition and installation because the more people there were, the more forms we had to fill out, and people we had to assemble. The only parts about the installation I would have changed was the random artworks interrupting our pieces and the lighting in some sections. Despite having our pieces moved from the original spot we had, I feel they communicated strongly up close. The size of the pieces opposed to the size of the corridor seemed to be an issue to me at first, but the close nature lent to a
more immersive exhibition of the works.