When the Show is Over
As we dismantle Anguspaul’s Colorpalooza exhibit this week, the SEAD Gallery staff has bittersweet emotions. We will miss the vibrant art that graced our walls for these past months—the pieces are familiar old friends to us at this point. But we look forward with excitement in forging new relationships with other artists and more importantly, to sustaining our relationships with all of our artists past, present and future. Anguspaul’s work has set the bar high for what is to adorn our walls in the future, as well as given us a wonderful introduction to working with artists through the many processes that go into installing an exhibit. From the trials of hanging the works on the walls of a nearly 100-year-old building to deciding what goes where, lighting, and all of the intricacies of creating a gallery space.
When catching up with Anguspaul to gather his thoughts and reflections, the SEAD Gallery was glad to hear he felt the same way we did about the process. He felt the biggest thing that stood out to him was that the gallery “did everything they said they were going to do” and that he “enjoyed the competency and professionalism” he experienced while working here. The artist is excited to continue down the new path that the SEAD Gallery aims to provide for the artists that join the family, from providing web access to his paintings after the show is over to continuing to promote the artist in every way possible in the future. As an artist he feels it is a “win-win” for both parties and it “frees [him] up to do what [he] does, and that is paint.”
Anguspaul appreciates the benefits that come with the SEAD Gallery’s unique offering of providing continuing services for artists, from the media coverage to website help. “The nucleus is in place, and I see it going further and further.” The gallery’s mission is not to say goodbye when the show is over, but to make artists accessible to our community and the world, even after the art has come down. Anguspaul sees the ability of this type of collaboration to open doors for him to major art galleries and markets such as New York, Los Angeles and Sante Fe.