It’s October already and it’s even looking like fall here in Albuquerque. My household has completed our move and my Mother who turns 90 on Sunday, and my two 20-something sons are all living with me for the first time since 2008. This morning one of the side rails in the door of the refrigerator broke because I had put too many heavy jars in the door.
Beyond the mundane aspects of moving and consolidating households, the pandemic and climate change our entire world feels a bit like the Tower card in the Tarot—foundations have been shaken and pieces of the existing structure are falling. Autumn underscores this feeling with the garden dying back and leaves beginning to change. The predictable cycle of seasonal change underscores the truth that we constantly live through cycles of life, death, and rebirth, seasonally, individually, and globally.
This Month at Ghostwolf Gallery
Jade Levya is our featured artist during October. She is a wonderful person and artist and I encourage you to come see her work or check it out at www.jadeleyvaart.com. Please stop by Ghostwolf on October 1 from 5-8pm for First Friday or any other day from 11am to 6pm.
During October I will be showing metal prints: the Seven Cottonwoods of the Bosque, Eight Branches Over Ocho Rios, and Nine Leaves in the Wind—originals: Six Bones Under and the Joker: Exist Stage Left from the House of Cards series, and New Mexico: The Land of Bombardment from the Postcards to America series.
One Heart, One Mind Show
Postcards to America
I’ll be driving out to deliver Georgia: On My Mind and Michigan: The Great Divide to Norfolk, Virginia this next week.
These two large framed works-on-paper were selected to be part of Dynamic, d’Art Center’s first annual contemporary arts showcase exhibition from artists across the country during the sixth annual NEON Festival in Norfolk, Virginia. The opening reception is on Friday, October 22, 2021, 5-9pm during the Neon Festival and the show ends on November 7. This is a juried exhibition, and was co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Solomon Isekeije, an international artist whose works have been exhibited in China, Japan, Nigeria, United States of America and South Korea among other places.
Delivering these large pieces in person saves money because shipping them safely is costly and it allows me to have road time to think about the states and places in between for my postcard series.