Jon video taped us hanging his and George’s show at the Round House Cafe tonight. It was a real pleasure to work with George and Donna. Both have a great sense for which pictures go together and where they would look best. We all have a similar aesthetic and more that once I found myself saying “I was thinking the same thing.” I also completely trusted George’s eye and he seemed to trust mine too. We worked smoothly together, leaving out the photo’s that didn’t work and getting to show more than I expected we would, without it looking over crowded. There was not a bit of tension, we somehow each easily fell into doing what we do best, me climbing the ladder and hanging the photos, George making sure they were level and looked right once they were in place.
When it was all done, George marveled at how when you’re hanging a show, it always seems to come together. Like most things, he said, if you hesitate you’re lost. I couldn’t agree more, you have to keep it moving and not over think it. You make a decision about the first piece and hang it on the wall, then move on, not looking back. And somehow, in the end, it all comes together.
Working with George was a joy. He’s a creative problem solver, confident and humble, a professional with a ton of great stories that added a spark to the evening.
Jon and George Forss’ photo exhibit, Looking at our World is at the Round House Cafe at 1 Washington Street, Cambridge NY 12816, for the month of February. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, February 20th from 7 – 8:30 pm.
Hear some of George’s stories in Jon’s video of us hanging the show here.