Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DECISION PORTRAITS ... A Blog that Reads Like a Book

This blog documents and explains the
by South Carolinian fiber artist Susan Lenz.

The Decision Portrait Series blog has undergone several major changes since its inception.  At first this blog served as a way to communicate with potential participants.  Later, this blog documented the work being produced and the exhibits in Salisbury, NC and Greenville and Charleston, SC.  Finally, this blog has undergone this latest major renovation. It is meant to coordinate with two exhibits.  The first show was during Quilt, Inc.'s 2012 International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 31 - November 4, 2012.  That exhibit featured a curated selection of 40 portraits.  The second show will be held at Vision Gallery, May 17th through July 26th, 2013.  That exhibit will feature almost all of the portraits.  In addition to the conceptual statement, this blog now includes a separate entry for each portrait, arranged alphabetically.  Each work is featured with "the rest of the story".  This blog can be read almost like a book ... just keep scrolling down!

The CONCEPTUAL STATEMENT and complete, alphabetical list of portraits ... CLICK HERE!  This post also includes a brief history of how this series came into existence, developed, and was shown in various exhibitions.  When actually "printing" this book, this introduction comes before the actual posts on the individual pieces.  This post also includes an index page with links to every portrait.  There is also a list on the right side of this blog that links to the individual portraits.  

To view "Personal Grounds" including the Decision Portrait Series as seen from September 10 - October 10, 2010 in Susan Lenz's solo exhibition at The City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, South Carolina....CLICK HERE!

To view "Personal Grounds" including a curated selection of the Decision Portrait Series as seen from February 19 - May 14, 2011 in Susan Lenz's solo exhibition at Waterworks Visual Art Center in Salisbury, NC ... CLICK HERE!

To view "Decision Portraits" a curated selection from the Decision Portrait Series as seen from January 21 - February 23, 2011 in Susan Lenz's solo exhibition at Warehouse Theater in Greenville, SC ... CLICK HERE!

To view the sculpture unit of doors and tagged keys that provided the catalyst for the Decision Portrait Series and that was on view during the Charleston, SC and the Salisbury, NC exhibitions ... CLICK HERE.

To view the forty portraits selected for the Quilt's Inc. 2012 International Quilt Festival ... CLICK HERE.


Wanda said...

I guess I needed a good cry or something because I just went through them all, one after another. Although I really would love to see this show in person, I doubt you would want me there. Unless, of course, it was a private showing. Steve could push the shopping cart full of kleenexes.

oregonpatchworks said...

Hi!! Such a big list of portraits... nice collection list :)