Tom and I just returned from a trip to Marfa, TX. Our main purpose was to install an exhibition of my photographs about the Adobe Alliance and Simone Swan at Building 98, near the Chinati Foundation. Building 98 is a gallery run by Mona Garcia.
Here are some pictures of the pictures:
It was Chinati Weekend in Marfa, and there was a lot to see and do. We made the rounds of the galleries. I was really impressed by the work of Claire Oswalt at Galleri Urbane. She does wonderfully detailed graphite drawings, some of them quite small. The tree picture is maybe 5x7 inches, and the head portion of the portrait is maybe an inch and a half!
We also went to a football game, where the Marfa Shorthorns demolished the visiting team. The band played "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and "Deep in the Heart of Texas." Some of the football players did double duty, playing for their school on the field, and playing in the band at half time. People who live in small towns have to be multi-talented and play many roles, in order for everything to get done that needs to get done. No One-Dimensional Men or women in Marfa!