Monday, March 23, 2009
Hanging Lucinda Mason's exhibit at VT Supreme Court
It has been my honor to be able to hang a show of Lucinda Mason's paintings at Vermont Supreme Court. It is a grand space and large paintings can actually be seen in this venue and Lucinda's paintings need to be seen. She was only 32 when she died suddenly in March 2 years ago. She had just completed her Super Colliding Super Conductor series and she had used up all her paints and perhaps all her energy. She died peacefully in her sleep, but too young. Now with her paintings out to breathe again, I can feel her spirit still searching and being joyous. They are truly magical and wondrous. She was asking herself questions such as "What does space look like inside the nucleus of an atom? Can one paint immeasurable space? Can one paint the essential makeup of energy?" Because I was asked to take some photos of the installation, the true size of these paintings shows up when men are lifting them. I was grateful for the help of Torin, Darrell, David, and Tracy to hang this show and for the faith of Ticona, Lucinda's mother, that we could honorably bring Lucinda's paintings out for show. The reception is this Thursday 5-7 and the show will be on display through May 1. It is worth seeing again and again.