So, in what my husband called The Summer of Jess, I had two art openings.
The first was for The Ulysses Glove Project, in Philly at the Rosenbach Museum in June. It was splendid. I had a fancy dress. Lots of people came. There was a newspaper article.
The next was a month later, on a very hot, humid day in July, at the Museum of Art R.I.S.D.
People came, but it was a group show and it was more about the show than about me and my work (The Election Gloves).
And that was that.
It's hard to believe but in just over a week I am heading back to Philly to take down 310 Ulysses Gloves, glove by glove. I bought fancy mylar sleeves, one per glove, to the tune of about $500.00. This salt of the earth, low brow project has ended up costing me a small fortune. But I need to preserve these rubber hands for as long as I can, in case some other gallery, museum, venue, would like to exhibit them, or, even better, of someone comes along who wants to buy them.
So, a lot of people have asked me what's next. It's like when you make it through high school and everyone wants to know where you are going to college. Then, when you are a senior in college everyone starts to ask you if you have a job lined up, or something BIG on the horizon. When you are single, people ask you if you have met anyone "special". You find someone special and people want to know when you are getting married. When you get married people ask you when you are having a baby. And the next baby.
For every event there is a What's Next ?.
And here is the answer. I have no fucking idea.
Maybe, I'll get another dog.
Maybe I'll just do a little drawing.
Maybe, the Summer of Jess was a one time event. Maybe not.
When I figure it out, you'll be the first to know.