So this is my piece for the up coming Light Grey Art Lab’s exhibition GIRLS: Fact + Fiction Exhibition. Over 100 artists did a piece of their favorite factual and fictional ladies.
My lady is Julia Child, which is not all that surprising. Like I’ve said before, I have the taste of a 70-year-old grandma. I remember watching her as a kid on PBS, cooking with Jacques Pépin (look, I just wanted to see people making chocolate cake, okay!?) I had no idea who she was, at that point she was so old and crooked (her spine that is), she also spoke funny, the way old people do. I didn’t understand why this old lady was still allowed to be on television. It wasn’t until years later, when I discovered her books and her recipes, and then they made her into a movie, that I understand why they still let that old lady on TV.
The opening of the exhibition is Dec. 7, next Friday, and runs until Jan. 4, 2013. If you’re going to be in Minneapolis during that time, you should go see the show at Light Grey Art Lab. I’ve never been to one of their shows in person, but it looks like they always put on really awesome shows.
If like me, you already used up all your vacation days and can’t go to Minneapolis to see it in person, go buy the book, it’s got all the artworks from the show (for $25!), or buy a print, there are so many good ones to choose from. If you spend $100 on ANYTHING in their store before the 7th, you get the GIRLS book for free!
Anyways, I worked on this piece a while ago, I’m glad I can finally tell everyone about it. And I have to say, even though it’s really not good for my ego to be in the company of such great talents, it’s going to make an amazing show!