It was fun while it lasted.
I took my show Is You Is? down this Sunday. I got to hang out a bit with Heide Fernandez-Llamazares and Ellen Ito, two of the three that make the Telephone Room run (Marty Gengenbach being the third). We talked about yurts, snowboarding and football. And other things. Before and after pictures below.
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I learned about Louis Jordan when I worked as a cook for a Tex-Mex resaurant in Juneau, AK in the earl 90’s. The Telephone Room has a nice post about Jordan here complete with a video of the Muppets covering one of his songs. Regina Hackett linked to Louis Jordan’s Is You Is or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) in her post about my show at The Telephone Room . The show ends November 30th.
Below, another on of my Louis Jordan favorites.
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My installation “Is You Is?” at The Telephone Room in Tacoma. I have a drawing that covers the ceiling, which means I had to remove the light fixture, cut a hole in my drawing, and hope to hell I measured correctly. I Did. Whew. I completed the installation by putting a drawing in the window and in the alcove under the phone, placing 10 small drawings on the shelves under the window and one on the shelf by the door.
Yep, it really is a telephone room with a WORKING rotary phone. It is in someone’s home and it measures something like 33″ wide by 63″ deep. That someone is Heide Fernandez-Llamazares and along with Marty Gengenbach and Ellen Ito form the team responsible for this great little space.
It was a fun opening – they even provided me with some bourbon to get through my pre-opening jitters on Wednesday night.
Thanks Telephone Room!
Thanks Regina! Find her blog post here.
The Telephone Room Gallery presents “Is You Is?” New Drawings by Blake Haygood.
November 4 – 30, 2009
“The title of my show, “Is You Is,” comes from the Louis Jordan song “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t (My Baby).” The question for me is not about my love life but about my career as an artist. After being a co-founder and co-owner of Platform Gallery in Seattle for 5 years, I began to ask myself, am I primarily a gallery owner or an artist? It became increasingly clear that I would need to make a choice and fully commit to one or the other. I left Platform at the end of July to focus on my art. Luckily for me the good people at the Telephone Room in Tacoma offered me a slot in their schedule. I’ll be integrating my drawings of disintegrating/reforming mechanical/organic objects into the space. This is my first solo show with all new work since last showing at Platform in January 2005.” —Blake Haygood
(Image: Blake Haygood, “Is You Is?”, gouache and graphite on rag board, 2009. Photo courtesy the Telephone Room Gallery.)
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Some of you may know that I was a co-founder and co-owner of Platform Gallery in Seattle, which opened in 2004. No longer. I have just one hat now. Stephen Lyons is manning the helm at Platform and is now the sole owner. I wish him well. I expect great things and know he will deliver them. Here is what local art critic Regina Hackett said about my leaving the gallery on her blog, Another Bouncing Ball.
I have my first solo show (of new work) since 2005 at The Telephone Room.
I am in a works on paper show at SAM Gallery through November 6th, 2009