Monday, September 2, 2013

Behind the scenes - 'Tree'

Last Thursday we installed my show 'Tree' at Apte Cafe. I was lucky enough to have my good friend and photographer, Maria, come along to help. She also documented the whole experience. I love the shots she took.

I was a little nervous in the lead-up. I had been imagining for months (longer!) different combinations of paintings, trying to solve the problems of placement in my mind.

After running through the options, and sketching it out, I had some ideas about I how wanted it to look. However, without having yet moved the paintings around in the actual space, all I could do was hope that it would come together cohesively.

Hanging 'Shedding' - Jodi Wiley. {Photo: Maria Colaidis}

Kim and Jodi Wiley discussing placement. {Photo: Maria Colaidis}

Labelling 'Up Close, Late Afternoon' - Jodi Wiley. {Photo: Maria Colaidis}

Finally relaxed! - Jodi Wiley {Photo: Maria Colaidis} 

As we were hanging the paintings, I began to relax. I could see it all pulling together. As it stands, the show looks almost as I had pictured it in my mind's eye - with some tweaking. I had some great suggestions along the way from Kim, Maria, and Apte owner, Tony. It was invaluable to bounce ideas off the others.

Now it's up! The show is on. And I'm so happy with how it looks.

You can view more 'behind the scenes' installation shots over here.

The show runs until 19 September at Apte Cafe, 538 Heidelberg Road, Alphington (Melbourne).