MFA Show ReviewedPosted by doublespeak on 2007.05.31 at 19:01
Show review from Eugene Weekly article:
Finally, to mention two other lovely works: Hoa-Lan Tran's Waking Life/Dreaming Life, a woodcut-acrylic-gold leaf-watercolor-chine collé thing of beauty, with long scrolls for each hour of the day set up in an open circle, colors shining for daytime hours and muted for the night. Images (a crown of thorns, a butterfly) float in various scrolls, but sharply defined squares near the top of each hanging connect every hour to the next. And Amelia Raley's charming Oh My! This Screen Reflects My Sky: Vintage Vivants in the Digital Age showcases her fascination with "time traveling" and adopting some of the past, a time she says runs from 1920 to 1948. The black and white photos of film stars, the carefully recreated piece of furniture and the velvet hearts lead to the world of elegance celebrated by, say, Cole Porter.
Thank you to everyone who participated! The museum is allowing us to take proper photos of the exhibit next week, but I wanted to post a photo from opening night so that you get a little taste.
This summer, I hope to revamp the website & catalogue the submissions. I want this to become an ongoing internet dialogue. I'm even working on getting a "Vintage Vivant" entry on Wikipedia.
So, thank you all again for your participation!