The Rural Experience - Part 4
For one night only, my Treehouse studio was transformed into an non-traditional gallery, with wood floors, white walls and artwork hung salon style in the 3 story lofted space. As day fell to night, guests funneled into the glowing jewel-box cabin and ascended the spiral stairs on a quest to see all of the paintings in the Modern Mythology collection. The show-stopper was the 6’ x 8’ painting of birds and fish titled The Swarms which seemed to float overhead with glistening fish and tiny birds by the thousands. The Winged Night was suspended above my 1857 Pleyel piano and they danced there in the moonlight.
It has been my dream for years to host an art show in this space. Due to the size and layout, we had to be very selective with our invite list, and I regret that I wasn’t able to accommodate everyone. But those who were there have become witness to a time and place… this evening under the stars in South Louisiana when an artist named Rebecca Rebouche opened her home brimming with paintings. We will never be here again.
Thanks to my co-host Saladino Gallery who handled the framing, hoisting and hanging, including the block and tackle mount for the surfboard piece.
And a special thanks to David - the artist who built this home in the woods and began it’s legacy as a home for artists. I’m humbled and honored to carry on the tradition. This show was a testament to his vision.
All photos by Hannah McSwain
Thank you for the opportunity to share my artwork with you all,