L.A.Simmons Painting Studio
Last night Sara Oritz and I climbed the Lava Cube, along with a few people from The Reach Climbing Wall, which is opposite the gallery / project space. We then moved on to Seven by Seven... after some action painting we turned the UV back on and were able to see Ursa Major and Ursa Minor clearly pointing to Polaris (the North Star).
The daytime element I mainly worked on the background materials for Polaris book - arranging them on a large scroll that I can stand back from and see how the works link. Jon Fisher, photographer, visited and took some pictures of the installations by daylight and I demonstrated climbing / painting the cube. I'll add some of his photos here when he sends them across.
The previous weekend was more about music and tour giving - day and evening - ending with completion of some artists books I've had on the go from some time.
There is a painting I hope to complete in here today, the scroll / blueprint should be up on the wall by the end of the day and the paintings on canvas will go back to my studio; making room for another installation I've been developing theoretically for over a year. I'll do some tests in here as it is closely linked to the paintings, so I'd like it to sit where they are now and were in 2015 before I leave the space. More video and photographs will be added here soon as I work though the footage.
Some quick snaps in real time have been going on on instagram: www.instagram.com/l.a.simmons though I am wary of letting that reduce my motivation for getting the art photographs ready or making video footage accessible. There is also an atmospheric / experiential element to my installations, which mobile phones don't fit particularly well with. Though fun and helpful in a way, I like to think about how they are used and put some limitations in place for social media and phone waving. As of last week we have internet in the gallery, hence I am writing this post from the installation. It was quite nice without too though... making things with my hands.