Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a wall as a canvas, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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All righty, welcome to your Gallery Space.…I know it doesn't look like much yet, but I see what you have created over the past…couple of weeks, and I think it's some astonishingly good work.…(Konrad Eek narrating: So after all the student work had been matted, the next step is to…take the work from the pavilion we worked in relative obscurity and the exhibit hall…where it was going to hang. Once there, we spread it out on the floor, and the students…for the first time saw all their work collected together in a public space and realized the…enormity of what they had accomplished in the two weeks leading up to the exhibition.)…If you look at it everything, right now we have got 72 works of art, and…what do you think when you see them right now? What comes to mind?…Student: Disjointed. Konrad: Disjointed, messy, stretched.…
Looking at something of this scale one of the first and easiest ways to start to build…some kind of rhythm in the exhibition is to look at scale as kind of--you look at the…larger prints we have got, think of those as maybe being the big bass notes in a melody…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces