Today was the load-out day for the First Year Show.
Monday, March 10, 2017
We were expected at the school gallery at 9:30 am in order to de-install the work and get it transported back to our studios. I made it to the gallery on time, monitor boxes and tools in tow, and we were let in at about 9:50 am. I disassembled all of the installation and boxed up the screens and was ready in a short amount of time. I was a bit concerned about my schedule, as I had not showered in the morning, nor brushed my teeth. Instead, I walked the High Line and took the 2/3 train directly from 34th street, so that I’d be in town for the take-down of the show.
In a way — both due to laziness and busyness on the side of preparing for the show — my late February and most of March were a wash when it comes to my blogging. I’m going to attempt to right that, perhaps by filling in the times that I should have written: at least from Mondays through Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
I have a “friend” at school with whom I started a seemingly auspicious relationship. He is a man quite younger than me, which is fine. Although he often seems quite “unhinged,” he showed enthusiasm for me and my ideas. I suppose that that is one of the problems. I wait for a long time to open up and get to know people, or at least reach out to them more forcefully. Some of this is because I feel that it’s up to others to want to know more about me — that I might be some sort of “side character” in their lives. This is being neither fair to them or myself, so I need to work on my feelings towards other people. I feel like this is a therapy session.
In any case, the young man and I started sharing our ambitions, including putting on a show, together. I was pleased that, finally, I might have found someone who has ambitions like mine, however difficult it is to achieve them. We made plans a few weeks ago to meet once a week, on Mondays, and that has held mostly true. The problem is his erratic, unfocused behavior and his capriciousness.
Today we were due to have a meeting with potential artists in the show. Two of them never showed up, and one is supposed to have a show at “Artist’s Space,” this Summer, although the gallery doesn’t have a home, right now, and the person isn’t *yet* advertised on the site. In addition, my colleague mentioned that the artist would possibly give us her time in the show to mount this group show we’re discussing. There are so many holes in his assertions that I’m beginning to doubt many of the things he says. Today, also, while we were in his studio, he drew his red blinds and claimed that President Trump wanted to kill him. Talk about something that doesn’t make any sense!