Monday, October 10, 2011

All Things Halloween

The reception for my first one woman show was a success. My friends helped me out by supplying the food and there was wine too. The set up of my work at the gallery was just wonderful. Thank you Hampton House Art & Framing for a beautiful display.



It was so wonderful to see my work set up like this. Very moving and exciting. A different feel than if I did a doll show where I would have to sit for a day or two to sell my work. I feel as if my work have been elevated to the next level. It was a great feeling. I can't wait for the next exhibit.






I never would have thought to put the Goth Girls in a row like this and one shock of color with a Wandi Witch. They look like a chorus line.


I love the idea of my Voodoo Doll Pins and Witch Pins hanging by their necks. A bit creepy but fitting, don't you think? I was wondering how they were going to display the bunch.



Me and my art rep Lee Mecum.  We're both wearing doll pins.


Me and Nathan Ross Freeman. He's the director of the independent film I made all those dolls for. He really liked my dolls and how I named them and said he was honored that I had done the dolls for his film.


Meredith and her fiance Josh. I haven't seen them in almost a year. They made the reception exceptional. I cried when I saw them. Meredith is one of my biggest cheerleaders.


Benita Van Winkle is a wonderful artist and photographer. I was surprised and happy that she took time out of her busy schedule to come to my show.


Evelyn Crews is another creative kindred spirit. Now that my show is up, we're going to do some beading workshops.


Steven Dunn is a fantastic painter and was the second friend I made when I moved here. He used to work at Hampton House and encouraged me to do my art. He asked me to bring in my dolls five years ago and he put them in the gallery that day. Now I've my own show there. I'm tearing up as I type this. He said he was very proud of me and my creations. He mentioned that even now, when he has his own shows, he still gets a chill seeing a body of his work in a gallery setting. We stood and looked at my show. He said he got a chill and that he was very excited for me. Many more friends showed up and we talked and laughed. This is only the beginning for me. I hope you enjoyed the pics of my show. Hold onto your hats, the ride continues.

7 comments:

Freaks, Geeks and Beauties said...

Hi,
I am not sure where I ran across your work. But it is very cool. And I just realized today you are in my home town of Winston-Salem, I am now in New york. Your show looks great.

I look forward to checking out your stuff next time I am down your way!

Keep it up!

Salem Stitcher said...

I am so incredibly happy for you!!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Hi Freaks, Geeks, and Beauties. Thank you. I do hope you continue to stop by and check out my work.

Salem Stitcher, thanks so much.

Kim said...

ah- Wendy...I am so happy to read this. Everything looked so incredible- I wish I could have been there. I am really proud of you too because I know how hard you have worked for this. You deserve every single bit of it- art on girl!! xxxooo

Abi said...

Wow dude - this looks amazing! congratulations. Must have been an enormous project... successful end product though...you are brave :O)

Steven W. Dunn said...

Hello, My Friend
Your show was just fabulous! The originality of your designs, the meticulous craftsmanship of each piece, the expression of yourself-all these qualities make your creations so wonderfully exciting and inviting. I really admire your tenacity and your ever expanding vision in your artistic life.
I remember the very first time that you walked into the gallery and we met. You had a very charming, secure and interesting demeanour that I could not resist! I think we became friends at first sight-and I'm very happy about that. Many moons later, when you finally shared your creations, it was obvious to me that your dolls were certainly ready for "showing". So, they have been in the public eye at Hampton House Gallery for a couple years and now your one person show!
Congratulations and much love-
Steven

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Thanks Abi. It was a big project. My next one is in February.

Thank you Kim, I hope one day you can show up at one of my exhibits.

Steven, it was so good to see you and Bo. Thanks so much for coming out. I really appreciated that. Love ya.

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