Monday, June 14, 2010

June's Exhibit Opening at Suite 106-- Everybody Eats, Everybody Poops

This month Joey & I racked our brains to come up with some sort of installation concept that would complement Ezra Marcos' photoshoot. The idea was the common thread in all of us and accepting some truths in stereotypes-- good and bad. So, what did we do? We called up our friend & artist, Dolf James, for a lunch meeting. We had some ideas about large restroom symbols-- the ultimate basic symbol for men and women-- and epoxyed food. But we needed his advice on the process since he was an epoxy (and later discovered) restroom symbol drafting master. Well after thinking us a bit stranger for the idea next thing we know he, his wife Anna, Joey and myself spend the rest of the day creating the forms from wood and managing to create a sample epoxy from our leftovers from Cool Moose Cafe.
Next step was to load up and head to Suite 106 and plan a food layout and storyboard. 36 hours, 8 plates of food, 2 gallons of expoxy and 2 markers later, we got this.....

then we created "the bathroom honesty walls in the very front for everyone to write anything. That's when it got interesting.

Inside, Ezra was creating his own thing....

5 models of different ethnicities each did a shoot for charity-- Compassionate Families which raised $600 that night. It was a a wonderful way for young photographers to learn how a real shoot happens. Starting at 5pm, they didn' t wrap until after 9pm. We had a great turnout and thank you to everyone who came out and made the night a bit more special.

Suite 106
at The Landing
an OFF THE GRID Gallery
in fellowship with Downtown Vision
and The Jacksonville Cultural Council

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