Here’s what’s exciting about this show:
- We all get an excuse to visit Charlottesville for the opening on April 1st. I’ll be there. If you stop by, we can say hello in person!
- Showing with three talented fellow Virginians makes me happy (yes, I live in Brooklyn, but I will always be Virginian).
- There will be a poetry happening during the opening.
- Bill Bennet, one of the fantastic teachers who encouraged me in the first place, will have his Byron’s Telescope interactive sculpture outside the gallery for opening night.
- It’s a show about celestial stars. Think about it: stars are the most distant thing we can sense with our bodies. Very, very old light. Faint, beautiful. Perfect turf for some refreshing visual art.
- And being about the heavens at night, we get to mention the Dark Sky Association. If you don’t yet know about the fight for lighting practices that promote human health, benefit wildlife, and turn back the tide of light pollution– check out the trailer to the new documentary City Dark, which just premiered at SXSW last week.
And one more little thing: I’ve been working on a suite of new prints. Smaller this time, but really special. I’m printing over aluminum leaf. Seeing this in person is the best way to really understand. They glint in the dark. They will be in this show. Come see. And click on this progress snapshot to see a little bit closer:
Here’s the text from the announcement with the gallery info:
Bill Bennett * Barbara MacCallum
with Kathryn Henry-Choisser and Randall Stoltzfus
in The Passage Gallery
April 1 – 30, 2010
Opening reception Friday, April 1, 5:00 – 8:00
418 E. Main on the Mall
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434.202.0269 | 434.589.3117