David Page at the Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Gallery
This past Friday night I went to David Page's opening at the ODU Gallery here on campus. Seeing his work in my home town was pretty nice I must say. Being a bit more demanding of the viewer than some works I have seen here in the past i felt refreshed.
For me this was no ordinary opening either. Friday night I was sitting at the coffee shop down the street when a student asked my coworker and I if we wanted to 'get into the art tonight' because they needed one more volunteer. My coworker said no on the spot but I said to let me know when I got there if they still needed someone. Being curious about the performance aspect of the work how could I just say no?
Once we arrived at the gallery it seemed I was to be in the work. Some thought I was crazy and others thought it was the best thing ever since I was a teacher and not a student from the sculpture department, like the rest of the volunteers. One of the requirements for the piece was to be a small framed person... all made sense after that as to why I was asked.
Everyone should go see his work in person if you have the opportunity. For those of you who don't have the benefit of a show near you, do look at his work online.