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MFA Show Reviewed

Posted by doublespeak on 2007.05.31 at 19:01
MFA Show

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!


olivegreenlace at 2007-06-01 04:01 (UTC) (Link)
Wooo! I can't wait to see the pictures! :) I can see Chantel in the background.
olivegreenlace at 2007-06-02 00:12 (UTC) (Link)
BTW I was just thinking...I've thought about doing this in the past but haven't done anything more than THINk about it. I've wanted to create a "club"/message board for people interested in this time period, aka the Vintage Vivants. If I created it, would you be willing to join and could I advertise it on here? I only know a couple of the people who joined in on Vintage Vivants and this way we could all come together regularly. We could call it Vintage Vivants, too (my original thoughts were to call it The Flapper Society and have it focused on the 1920s only). :)
Vintage Vivant
doublespeak at 2007-06-02 04:38 (UTC) (Link)
Sure! Would it be like the Fedora Lounge, in a way?

I could, in theory, revamp this community and not have it focused in my project, and have it more like "the flappers" LJ community but I'd want it really active, like vintage_hair.
olivegreenlace at 2007-06-02 05:03 (UTC) (Link)
Yes in a way!

The thing I like about message boards is that you can see multiple conversations all in a list instead of having to go back tons of pages because you can only have so few journal entries on LJ.
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