i've been holding out on posting this until it was confirmed. this has to be one of the coolest things i've been asked to do. i was contacted by Shauta Marsh of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art to take part in a group show put on by the museum. I'm really excited to be a part of this. I've copied the following text from the museums website:
The Private Collection of Ginger Gaylord in Mt Comfort Gallery
This show will bring to Indianapolis three of today’s top illustration based “pop surrealist” artists, Ken Garduno (http://www.kengarduno.com/), Angie Mason, (http://www.angiemason.com/), and Christopher Umana.
Ginger Gaylord is one of the pseudonyms a Chicago-based art collector uses when she purchases a piece of art. Gaylord prefers to use a pseudonym because she desires to keep the contents to her collection private. As Gaylord frequently says, “If people don’t know who you are or what you have, people won’t want to steal it.”
Gaylord has long had her pulse on who will take off as an artist being one of the first people to buy a Jackson Pollock and Robert Williams piece.
Curator, Shauta Marsh, met Gaylord in 2008 while working at International Tattoo Art Magazine on a piece about an artist Gaylord had recently collected.
When given the offer to curate the show, Marsh contacted Gaylord looking for artists with an illustration base. “I find illustration, narrative art most appealing,” says Marsh. “Most of us start as children with picture books, then graduate to chapter books. We make pictures in our head as we read. With these works of art, it works in reverse. I see a picture and develop a story in my head. On a well done piece of narrative art, it interacts with your mood or what is going on in your life so a different story emerges each time viewed.”
The artists in this show are a few of the most recent artists Gaylord has collected with an illustration focus. iMOCA is pleased to offer Indianapolis patrons the opportunity to own the work of these artists.
thanks, Shauta! i wish i could be there to thank you in person! check out indymoca.org for more info about the museum, and if you are by chance in the area, check out the show!