I have arrived in Roswell, New Mexico.
My arrival was delayed from the highly anticipated Sept. 1 arrival as I was offered a solo exhibition at ENMU, Portales, NM to open on Sept. 4. I had one week to build and install the show, so the University kindly allowed me to work in their facilities until the exhibit opened. The following week the RJP Nomadic Gallery had exhibits in San Antonio on the 7th and 8th. Which was fun, but exhausting.
I officially arrived on the auspicious day of Sept. 11th.
I found this fantastic concealed handgun poster at a local hardware store. This residency will be awesome if I don’t get shot.
I was promptly invited by the residents to TACO TUESDAY at Los Cerritos, where I had about 6 tacos ($.50 each) and a bucket of beer. (Which is actually 6 small bottles of beer in a bucket of ice, not a literal bucket of beer.)
The lodgings are great. I have 2 bedrooms and a study with a large living area and my studio is roughly the size of a three car garage.
The most amazing part is all the natural light. I am so baffled by all the space and desolate beauty I am thinking of closing off all the windows in my studio so I can focus.
I had to go back to Portales for a radio interview and University Publication interview on Wednesday and Thursday, so I feel like today (the 14th) is really my first day to be in Roswell.