install for "a long way home"
i've been in SF for the past week and a half to see family and such but also to see my friend erik otto's solo show at shooting gallery. it's been wonderful! the weather's been quite nice and i've been eating yummy food and hanging out and having many adventures!
while i'm here, erik decided to use me for free hard labor to help build the huge found wood installation for his show. four of us (well mostly two building and then the other 2 of us help carry things around) are virtually building an entire house inside the gallery space to keep his paintings company during the month that his show will be up.
it is massive!
he and his friend ken built most of the install at erik's studio and then we took it all apart and brought all the pieces over to the gallery yesterday. it took 3 u-haul loads and ten hours.
today we built the entire framework and skinned most of it too. we took pictures yesterday, i posted a few of them here, the rest of them can be found here:
Saber is showing next door at white walls and is also doing an installation - a re-make of his huge LA river piece.
it's like a tiny (well, tiny compared to the original) version of the piece that took him a whole year of late nights spraypainting on his knees, avoiding crack-heads and gangs and even trying to save someone who fell into the river to paint.
this is going to be a great coupling of shows; if you're in the bay, you should definitely check it out!
i will have more photos of the installation process and will post those as well as show photos as soon as i can!