While doing a 2 week residency at Random Parts Gallery in east Oakland this past May I learned of Studio Grand. Studio Grand opened in October 2013. It’s founder, Holly Schneider, artist, musician + dancer, was interested in creating a space for music + art that fostered community. I learned Holly was interested in me doing an installation at her gallery. However, in April 2014 she was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer + died 3 weeks later just before I arrived at Random Parts.
I met Holly’s husband, Jaimie, + gallery manager, Vanessa who were interested still in me doing an installation but of Holly.
Knowing that I’d be installing on a glass window I decided to experiment with creating a giant phototransfer. The process of removing the paper from the gel medium was far more laborious than I realized.
Trying to get a sense of the translucency of the piece I hung it in my house.
carolyn kualii’s video of the mural unveiling
In the end it worked a little differently than I’d imagined. My vision was partially realized by finding a rotating color plate spotlight of the type my family used on our ever so hip aluminum christmas tree each Christmas. This provided a constant color change on Holly’s image.
I hope she digs it.