Prepping For First Solo Show

So it's been quiet online for me for a bit, but after a successful launch with Manduka Yoga and a busy holiday season, I was grounded back to reality with my first solo show.

When I was approached by Covet Consign to create a 10-15 piece show to be displayed for roughly 6 weeks, I thought it would be a piece of cake. Let me tell you, I am human and I completely underestimated the task. Prepping 11 large pieces to be delivered at once definitely was a challenge, but what better way to bring in 2018?

I delivered the show last week, but needed some time to regroup my thoughts once I settled down from my frame making frenzy. Looking back, I've realized something fairly profound about my process, and that is I don't like my paintings 90% of the time. There I said it, I'm not always my biggest fan. To me, they are a complete mess until one magic (or should we say lucky)  pour brings it all together. Although exciting, the process can be a serious test of patience and my creative confidence. It's really easy for me to give up and decide to paint the canvas white again, but I've found that the pieces I'm the most confused about along the way turn into the ones I'm the most excited about in the end.

All in all, the end result is something I'm really proud of, even if I did have my doubts along the way.

Be sure to check out my show at Covet Consign in Minneapolis, Minnesota through February 2018.

To see full show lineup, check out Covet Consign Solo Show under the Projects Section.

Emily Quandahl