After the first meeting at The Dorsky I secured my exhibition space for the December 6th show. I will be located in the left side of the North Gallery, fondly referred to as “The Cave” and I will be sharing the space with one other student.
For my exhibition I have two main ideas but both include the use of busts hanging from the museum ceiling. When I initially considered the display of my jewelry I was opposed to the idea of busts and other traditional methods of displaying jewelry, but I was still interested in including the illusion of a human form in the display. The design of each bust will originate from photogrammetry models of actual people, manipulated in Mesh Lab. Each bust will be slightly different in shape. I have not yet decided on the material I will make them from but possibilities include cardboard, cast paper, and concrete. I would like them to be grey [ideally the same shade as the museum walls] to give the illusion that they are coming out from the wall, and also to prevent them from detracting from the jewelry. I am also undecided on the exact height they will be hung, and whether or not I will keep them in such an organized orientation.
My second idea is to incorporate live models into my exhibition. I think that the inclusion of actual people into the opening of my exhibition would be a really wonderful way to break up the display and bring some life [literally] into the work. I would construct stools for each model to sit on [made from steal and wood/concrete], and dress them uniformly in grey to help blend with the rest of the exhibit. The only catch is that the use of live models poses a potential problem that would need to be resolved: how do I display the pieces for the duration of the exhibition when the models are not present?
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