Tuesday, April 26, 2011

When Life give you Lemons

Every month I send out a few letters to galleries and shows I would like to be represented in. Sometimes I get in Yahoo, sometimes I don't so mush work but a must do for the artist. When I receive several rejections in a row my frail ego takes a beating, but one artist take a very creative look at those thank you for your submission letters and turns them into art.

Heather Passmore: Rejection, Revised

Heather Passmore <em>Form Letters</em> 2008–11 Detail Courtesy the artist Heather Passmore Form Letters 2008–11 Detail Courtesy the artist

Vancouver artist Heather Passmore has taken to heart the old saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” That’s to say, she’s turned a decade’s worth of impersonal form letters from art institutions into an exciting series and exhibition at the New Gallery in Calgary. The show includes a wall-sized installation of 250 such letters and a series of 10 enlarged commissions of similar letters that she has illustrated by hand.

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Michele Bruce - Carter said...

Hi there! Cograts on your Blog of Week feature..i was blogger featured last week =P Great to meet you - love your work and marketing skills!
Good to meet fellow ebsq 'er =)

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Interesting post! I've never heard of that! I'm sort of a glass is half full person, so good for her!!! LOL!

Delilah said...

Thank you Machele and Kimberly for stopping in and leaving a comment.