I am getting ready for my solo exhibit at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. I have had to conquer a few problems to be ready. The major problem is shown in this studio photograph. Three of my most recent, and most important, paintings required mounting on wood panel. No one I know has done this, i.e., mounted large canvases like mine on wood panel. I had to ask a lot of questions and invent the mechanism. Basically it is plywood with 1x2 inch wood bars as reinforcement. The plywood was sealed with multiple coats of shellac, then I glued the canvas with wheat paste to the panel. This is an archival method of mounting the canvas: it will not damage the canvas and the canvas can be removed without damage. Mounting was neither quick or easy. The three works that required such mounting are seen in this photo. Why did I mount them, rather than stretch them in the traditional manner? Because I painted these canvases on the wall you can see on the right in the photo. I paint on canvas while tacked to wall. In these three canvases I painted too close to the their edges to stretch them using traditional wood stretching frames. I like the result. Now I need to retouch all of them around their edges. The other ten canvases in the exhibition have been stretched in the traditional manner. Thank you to Chashama for supporting this upcoming exhibit from March 16 through April 8, 2018. If you go to the Chashama Current Events Calendar you will see this event's announcement and the description of the exhibition.
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