I have returned to work at the great Walker Art Center. The best part of returning to employment there, is walking into new galleries (since I last worked in 2008) and spending hours getting to take in the art. Tonight I was lucky enough to see the brand new show 'Dirt on Delight' and was able to stand guard as the artists' private reception was taking place. I listened to many of the artists chat about their works, and even had to tell a few of them not to touch their own work.
I am glad to be back.
I also want to make a brief recommendation for the 'Quick and the Dead' exhibition, which features a great collection of very surreal works, including a frozen bike tire (which actually melts and falls over each day in the gallery), a live model sitting in the corner, a tire being stripped (which smells terrible) and a number of other truly unique experiences. My favorite thing in the Quick in the Dead are two Egyptian-like lion sculptures with lights for their faces. The artist chose to not have her name included with the work, which makes it all the more mysterious.
Here is a sketch I have done for a commissioned painting: