Welcome Aboard!

by Mindy on September 28, 2013

It’s been a crazy few weeks, with lots of last minute changes, ideas, and additions, but I’m proud to say that Landing Gear is finally up! The group spent three days putting up the show, and I’m glad we had all three days.

There are a lot of elements to this show: photographs on fabric, a soundscape, audio documentary stories housed in the antique wardrobe trunk, and these wonderful collaged luggage tags that the mothers made from vintage magazines. I didn’t know how it would all come together until we were in the gallery, and specifically, I had no idea how we would display the luggage tags. Would they hang from the ceiling, like the photographs? Go in the trunk? While we were pondering all of the options, one of the mothers, Nancy, had the brilliant idea to get a whole bunch of luggage and display them that way. So I spent the last few days running around borrowing vintage luggage from a number of friends. It’s both a perfect solution for the tags and adds a whole other wonderful element to the installation.

In other news, leading up to the opening, which is tomorrow afternoon from 3-6, we’ve received some press! Landing Gear was featured in BunchFamily.ca, which is a blog I follow regularly, as well as UrbanMoms.ca.

After the opening, stay tuned for lots more photos. I look forward to celebrating with everyone!

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