Schirmer Show

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Schirmer Show

Postby Project Willow » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:39 am

Revenant Limbs
New Drawings and Paintings
October 6 – 30, 2011

Reception: First Thursday, October 6, 6 – 9 pm

Trabant

602 Second Ave
Seattle, 98104
Open weekdays 6:30am – 6pm
Weekends 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Sheila & George Colored pencil on layered drafting film 10 x 8 inches 2011

Curator: Willow Fox.
Revenant means one that returns after death or long absence. In this latest series of figurative works, Lynn Schirmer focuses on the process of reconnecting with and re-inhabiting her limbs after long dissociation.

Schirmer says:
“The way we move our bodies, our limbs, is loaded with subtle communication. You can see the product of love in the movement of a hand; you can detect it by a lack of hesitation, unselfconscious spontaneity, and the degree of celebrated idiosyncrasy. Likewise, subtly hesitant or restricted movement can denote weakness, fear, or insecure beginnings.”


This was not quite finished when I shot it last, there are more faces and toes now.
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"Revenant", oil on canvas, 57 x 81"
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Re: Schirmer Show

Postby elfismiles » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:39 am

Congrats Willow!

I hope the show goes well.

Wish I could be there to see your work in person.

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Re: Schirmer Show

Postby psynapz » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:08 am

Awesome! Have a great show!
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Re: Schirmer Show

Postby Project Willow » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:03 pm

Thanks guys! I am excited for tonight.
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Re: Schirmer Show

Postby JackRiddler » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:03 pm

Viel Glueck!!!
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I am by virtue of its might divine,
The highest Wisdom and the first Love.

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Re: Schirmer Show

Postby Free » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:54 am

Awesome! Beautiful. Congratulations.
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Re: Schirmer Show

Postby JackRiddler » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:32 pm

.

Damn, you're talented, and that's just from web images.

Would have loved to have seen it (as it happened, I was at a show Thursday - no comparison).

How did things go?

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Re: Schirmer Show

Postby Project Willow » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:35 pm

Thanks Free and JR!

I just got home from walking Elvis :wave: to a bus stop and on the way we peeked in the windows at the show. I need to edit the notice above because they decided without warning to close the place on the weekends for the winter.

The opening was not a complete disaster but it also was not well attended, except for my friends who are wonderfully supportive. I don't know what I'd do without them!

In all honesty, I spent a portion of the evening stealing private moments to cry, but that's not unusual as openings are always emotional events for me. One reason I was sad was that in spite of countless assurances and accolades, in 6 years, I have not made much progress with the local art establishment. I'm showing in a coffee shop, and local writers have gone from making fun of me to ignoring me. This is one reason why I traveled to New York twice last year.

I was also sad that the crowds had obviously been cut to a third or a quarter of their usual number, on what was the first artwalk since our famed neighborhood artist building was evacuated. The Saloon, which is normally filled with nearly a hundred artists, collectors and creative types on any given First Thursday was host to barely two dozen people. I literally sat at the bar and cried. One of the poor evicted artists took it upon himself to comfort me, something I feel quite ashamed about now. I should have been comforting him! He had had no studio opening that night! He assured me that we will eventually rebuild artwalk.

The highlight of my evening was addressing 3 high school students who accompanied an artist friend who is also a collector and teacher, to my opening. They read my artist statement and one of them, who had been a fan of The United States of Tara show, asked me several questions about dissociation. It was fantastic to be able to correct some misinformation about DID in a one-on-one setting. We also spoke about the OWS protests, the environment, and their futures. I had a chance to outline may of the difficulties they face, and also to say that I cared. That was great!

Oh, and I may have sold a painting, but the fellow is haggling with me. We'll see.

The show is extended through November so I'll be there again next First Thursday. Maybe it will be more celebratory.
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Re: Schirmer Show

Postby Project Willow » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:48 am

Revenant Limbs extended through November 27

2nd reception: First Thursday, November 3, 6-9pm

Trabant
602 Second Ave
Seattle, 98104
Open weekdays 6:30am – 6pm

***Trabant is no longer open on weekends.***

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