Installing a show never gets boring. It’s usually filled with improvisations and surprise gifts of time and space. You go get your rental truck only to find the office is closed and you tell yourself that it wasn’t supposed to snow today… You finally get your truck and find it stuck in snow, making you wonder if it’s even possible to do it today. But things usually fall into the right places just like it did this time. We managed to hang the show with a tight schedule thanks to fine planning by the curator, Jess Frost, and the generous support of Roger Williams University.
The school sits in the beautiful sea town of Bristol, Rhode Island. The school is named after Roger Williams who led an exciting life as a believer of freedom of religion and separation of church and state in 17th century North America. He was also an expert in native American languages (Thanks to Peter Edlund, a wonderful painter, for pointing me to Roger Williams’ life story).
We have 7 paintings by Christopher Saunders and 6 sculptures of mine in the show. The show’s looking great and I’m happy and proud to be a part of it.
An Exhibition of Paintings by Christopher Saunders and Sculpture by Hiroyuki Hamada
Roger Williams University
School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation
One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Gallery web site
Curator Jess Frost
Art and Estate Archive
The show will be up through 3/30/11
You can see a blog post about the show by the university art web site VARTS@RWU here