Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Taking Down "Defragmentation"
I am back from my week-end in San Diego. Or, more precisely Solana Beach and Encinitas. I arrived Saturday night and went directly to the gallery in Solana Beach to take down the show. I've got some nice help from Lori and Janine.
Since I work on installations, taking down a show is never a nice moment because the show, in a way, is being destructed. I worked on "Defragmentation" for months and then I installed it, but now that it's gone, it's like I am really gone.
I felt I was really leaving San Diego yesterday.
I finished what I had to do at the gallery Sunday afternoon, it took hours to finish packing. Had the pleasure to see a couple of friends visiting while I was at the gallery. I went for a walk with Janine on the beach in Encinitas. The fast changing colors and lights were exhilarating. But it made me think about what I am missing since I've left.
The drive back went smoothly, I love that drive - except going through L.A. But there were not many people anywhere. My old car is not playing CDs, does not have a connection to allow listening to Pandora on my phone and the radio is really bad.
So I had some time to think and just enjoy the landscapes.