It’s Monday! In honor of missing the weekend, I’ll share a bit about mine for the sake of nostalgia. Last weekend (July 3rd) I explored a few galleries for First Fridays in Charlottesville. One of my favorite venues in town is The Garage. It’s a one car garage that hosts shows from local and touring bands and also acts as a gallery of local art. Last Friday featured a show from Lynchburg artist Louise Dechow called Guilt.
Shows at the Garage are always kind of funny because space-wise, there’s only so much to see. But if you take the time to really focus on the details of the pieces, then the small size of the venue becomes the most perfect space.
This particular show was a really great example of that. Seems understandable from far away, but there was a lot of beauty in the details of the pieces of fabric entangled together. I love how this artist chose to represent an emotional experience. And I love how it can mean something different to each individual, and maybe at different times and moments of encountering it.
Do you have a favorite local venue for First Fridays??