|Sunday, January 5, 2003|
Show and Tell
Continuing with the idea of the last two days of a do-it-yourself, home version, Ceramics Exhibition, I'll look at presentation today.
There are a couple of sites that talk about how to display sculpture-
ArtTRUSTnews talks about the ability to view it from many directions, and an ideal height
For our objects (mugs) we simply want to clue the viewer that they are to be appreciated aesthetically. Pedestals, Frames, the Japanese Potter's box - the Tomoboko, we contrasted a bit some time ago. All of these designate an object as one that is to be appreciated on an aesthetic level.
A simple way may be to just place our objects each on a small square of white paper. (Easy enough for folks to get.)
Another clue, and a critical piece to our exhibition, is having a label near each piece. Museum labels are one such thing that we took a look at awhile back. We can go off the MOAC draft that we looked at then.