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Exclusive exhibition at a local concert venue

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by entropic remnants, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    There's a local small concert and event hall in my town called "The Kennett Flash". This is their website: Kennett Flash - Live Music Entertainment in Historic Kennett Square, PA They contacted me to provide photos for the hall and balcony and we just closed the deal. So I will be providing four 24x18 inch shots, and three 36x24 inch shots all framed. All but one are urbex. I'm very excited as it will be the first time I have work hanging in my hometown in two different public spaces. I'll be the only artist hanging there.

    As part of the deal, I get to attend any shows "All Access" and do some photography. I told the owner I was not particularly interested in doing concert photography and he told me, "I have lots of head shots of the talent. What I want is the ambience... something like a guitar laid down next to some picks and a beer bottle or something. You know?" -- I said, "You mean something more photo-journalistic?" and he said "Exactly!". Perfect for the Fuji and I'm going to give it a workout there, lol.

    The venue opens for the season on Sept. 6 with the Melton Brothers and John Lilley (of "The Hooters" fame). I'll have some shots from the place after that. Biggest downside is the lighting during most of the time people will be there will be LOW. But there will be times with the lights up as well. The venue leases out as a meeting place during the day and they'll be seen easily then.

    There is no significant money involved and I still own the artwork -- but as another artist said to me, "Early in your career the point isn't to sell -- it's to be SEEN. Selling comes later."

    As old as I am, it is early in my "career" as an artist, lol. It will be nice to be seen some more.


    Here's what I'm hanging and many have been recropped and/or edited from these versions but mainly the crop, first the 24x18 shots:

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    Eternal Timeout by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Move Down Towards the Light by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    The Doctor Will See You Now by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Come and Play with Us! Forever, and ever, and ever... by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr


    These are the 36x24" shots

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    All Must Die Alone... by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Throwing Klotz: Outside, the World Moved On by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    Remote Weather Station by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
  2. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    That's wonderful news John. Well done!
     
  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very cool John. Another place I'll have to check out...

    -Ray
     
  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Ha ha! Good, then we're even since you just told me about the Stroud Preserve, lol.
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Congratulations, John, well deserved work :)
     
  6. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    More power to you John

    It will be good to see how this develops for you
     
  7. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    :yahoo: AWESOME :yahoo:
     
  8. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks everyone!

    Hey, Chris, am I supposed to hear music and those smilie's singing in my head when they do their thing? No? I think it's time for my meds, excuse me...
     
  9. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    John, those are some great examples, and very worthy of hanging. The work I've seen from you is generally excellent. I hope this leads to still more opportunities for you.
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    It's been awhile since I've thought about the Hooters. I remember playing that tune "All You Zombies" a LOT that one summer....I couldn't tell you when exactly, but I was definitely using some sort of styling gel in my hair.....LOL. Nice work as always, John. I hope you can end up making some sales from this exposure.
     
  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    One of those guys was my neighbor at our last house. They were and are a pretty good regional band around here except for that short period where they had their 15 minutes of fame. Nice guy - I wouldn't have had a clue he was in a fairly well known rock band if another neighbor hadn't filled me in. He and his partner had a commitment ceremony several years back, before same-sex marriage had the momentum it has now. There was a big article in the paper and a couple of editorials about it...

    -Ray
     
  12. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Maybe they'll drown out those "other" voices in your head.... ?


    :tongue:
     
  13. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    How do you know about them? Have they been talking to you?... [bangs head on desk]
     
  14. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    That is great news and something to be (very) proud of! It is also well deserved. i ike the photos a lot.
    May the sales start soon.
    Peter
     
  15. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Well, I've hung my little exhibition at the concert space. It needs some more lights here and there but that's coming. I have a couple more yet to hang.

    I'm jazzed about it. The crowd that shows up here is widely varying and it's a great chance to introduce my work to people if not the ideal lighting, lol.

    The bunny photo "Eternal Timeout" the owner had me hang directly opposite the stage because he believes the musical artists will notice it and comment on it. Cool!

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    The Kennett Flash: New Exhibition by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    The Kennett Flash: New Exhibition by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    The Kennett Flash: New Exhibition by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    The Kennett Flash: New Exhibition by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
     
  16. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Went back to the asylum today to get a shot the director of the place really wanted. The one he saw I did for a video and it just wasn't suitable for large printing. This one is a little different but it will work.

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    Kroeger - Revisited by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr