Below are the various sketches and ideas that came up for exhibiting my work. My thinking behind these was that I wanted to produce something different, but also something that would add to the abstract nature of the project. In order to really put this message across I didn’t feel that traditional photographic exhibition methods would be suited. Obviously factors that come in to my decision making would be cost, reality of being able to complete the desired finish in the given time.
This first sketch was my fit real fixed idea, I held on to this for a while. It would have included prints in acrylic frames, warped in some way before hanging and then hung in a grid like fashion, with colour , texture and flow being the key things that helped with the flow .
When discussing this with Diane she pointed out other ides to me that she had seen previously and equally could have worked with my project.
Another Idea I had had was to print the images and wrap them inside are food jars and perhaps displayed on shelves. This led on to thinking about having clear acrylic boxes attached to the wall, with the image distorted within the box. £D printing was also a consideration and I did do a little looking in to this, however I don’t think it would be possible to achieve the finish that would suit my project. Also it is a costly exercise.
After an email Matt MacPake sent with a company offering discount for University of Hertfordshire students to print on fabric or wallpaper, I started to think about the possibility of printing on wallpaper. This would give my work a different scale that had been previously mentioned but I could now really put it in to practice. It would also give me the opportunity to repeat the image several times in one print, like those I had been influenced by when doing my research. I would look to combine this with the hanging acrylic boxes, giving more layers of distortion and my whole exhibition an abstract feel.
To back up the acrylic box plan I saw this at the Wolfgang Tilmans Exhibition
Wolfgang Tillmans Exhibition at The Tate Modern
Another idea that came to me as I was producing my work was to print on coasters or table mats, The table mats really stuck out as an ice because they share a relevance to the food element of my project. It is also something very different but made sense to compliment the wallpaper. I considered how I would hang these and after discussions with friends and family who suggested cutlery would look good hung along side the images I figured there may be some way of using bent forks as picture hangings.
For a time I was left torn between the last two options.
Further research into exhibiting was looking up suppliers, costs and doing a mock up of how things might look .
All the images above are screenshots from Fashion Formula trying to work out what pattern would work best with my images on the wallpaper.
This is a screen shot looking in to the acrylic cases, I would need to order 3 of these. If I went for this option I would need to look at prints also so that bumps the cost up. I looked at options for printing on acrylic and then also alternative would be to hang acrylic frames and standard gloss prints.
Costings for fine art prints with DS Colour Labs whom I have used for previous prints.
Cost for Acrylic Panels with DS Colour Labs.
Prices for standard acrylic frames from Amazon.