Monday, November 9, 2009

The problem with organizing student shows...

Right so... EAT ME! is this weekend. This is the thing I'm curating by the by.
Student generated blah blah blah.
I'm screwed.
Originally there were more than 10 student artists who had signed up and confirmed that they would be in the exhibit. Yes, the gallery is small, which is why is why there was a limit to the number of pieces a person could submit, but it's not so small that I can get away with 6 pieces.
That's right... SIX. That is currently the number of confirmed students in the show.
Or... wait... it COULD be five. Who the hell knows at this point.
Thank the ever-loving fuck that some people did diptychs and triptychs.
That is the problem with students. Especially non-professional students (which is a good majority)- they don't care enough.
Free exhibiting opportunity? Who gives a damn- there's homework to be done. I completely understand priorities, but let's face it, most people would rather party than really engage themselves.
Fine. I'm all for a good party, but damn it then don't say you'll do something then back out at the last minute. It's inconsiderate. It's also what differentiates the people who make it from the people who fade away, either for a while until they focus or forever because they never do.

Yes, this is a rant, but look at it my way: I can't push, yet I'm responsible for everything (my NAME is on everything) and people have been either hedging me or just not-replying --after their initial confirmations-- for the past 2 months. Now I have to clean up the mess, and it's not as though I don't have homework too. I don't even want to think about all the work I'm behind on. Most of it, and I haven't even checked what is due in English class.

So what now? Well, I'm hoping my quick painting skills can save my ass. Initially I didn't plan on submitting anything into the exhibit, but now I think I'll have to pull a couple of all-nighters and do a very large scale piece. I'll start doing sketches on the bus tomorrow morning. I have to go in to set up the gallery anyway, so I'll just drop by Home Hardware or Deserres and pick up either sheet glass or a very very large piece of mylar. We'll see. I've worked on mylar so that would be much easier.
I don't mind it too much to be honest. I'm worried but I figure success in Art often hinges on discipline and hard work as much as skill and vision.
I'll be updating with my paintings ASAP since I finally got batteries for my camera. haha.

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