Rigsby Contemporary Museum

The Rigsby Contemporary Museum is the creation of the artist, Stephanie Rond. I originally viewed Laine Bachman's exhibit at the S.Dot Gallery (another mini art space by Rond) and wanted to be a part of that project. It is a space that looks like a mini art gallery, complete with track lighting, but it was booked through 2014! When Stephanie offered me the opportunity to show in RCM I was very hesitant. This space was larger and really encouraged more experimental installations. Though I have worked with a variety of materials over the years, painting has been the main focus lately, but then the ideas started to flood in. I found inspiration in the colored panels of the Rigsby Contemporary Museum, I decided to explore the concepts of fluidity, transparency and transitory elements and call the exhibit Just Passing Through. Take a tour of the finished space at S.Rond Creative. The adventure is about to begin. I am almost overwhelmed by the amount of items that are offered to me for the installation. The entire show is up to me, including the details such as opening reception food and furniture. You can see the S.Dot Gallery in the background.

This is the raw space I started with prior to installation. I had to change out several of the walls and floors from the previous show.

This is the raw space I started with prior to installation. I had to change out several of the walls and floors from the previous show.

The museum includes restrooms, located on the first floor.

The museum includes restrooms, located on the first floor.

I start loading in my items. I had a layout of the space, but this is my first time seeing it in person, so I do not know exactly how things will fit.

I start loading in my items. I had a layout of the space, but this is my first time seeing it in person, so I do not know exactly how things will fit.

See! I knew I would eventually find a use for those amazing glass pebbles I have been holding onto for years!

See! I knew I would eventually find a use for those amazing glass pebbles I have been holding onto for years!

The inspiring Stephanie Rond documenting the show for the tour.

The inspiring Stephanie Rond documenting the show for the tour.

This same chain and bead techniques was used to create the main feature of the exhibition, Drip, where I hand attached hundreds of little droplet beads to mimic the flow of fluids. Much thanks to Laine Bachman for helping with the floors and walls!

This same chain and bead techniques was used to create the main feature of the exhibition, Drip, where I hand attached hundreds of little droplet beads to mimic the flow of fluids. Much thanks to Laine Bachman for helping with the floors and walls!