Art at the Yoga Studio

I delivered some more paintings to the yoga studio yesterday. There was a bit of a logistical problem getting the paintings delivered, solved by the new crates I had made. The crates are a great design, but I’ve got to go back to the manufacturer to discuss some adjustments in the construction. They used a glue gun to fasten the seams, and that stuff doesn’t work well when it’s cold, or when the joints/seams are under stress — which makes it useless for this kind of crate. Also, the foam cushioning wasn’t cut to the right size, so none of the paintings fit until I cut away some of the foam, which throws into question why I’m paying so much for the foam padding. One other problem lies in the hand-holds: they essentially cut away parts of the side panels, to allow you to put your hands in and lift the box. This may have been more economical than having external handles (as per my design), but there’s no cushioning. When the box is fully loaded, they are about 15-20kg, making it kind of heavy, and that coroplast digs into your hands.
The studio has already been showing my initial two paintings in their lobby, so that’s a big bonus. I was thrilled to see them hanging in such a high-traffic area. Unfortunately, most of the studio’s walls are concrete, which makes it impossible to hang anything on them. The ceilings are tin, or are riddled with duct-work, and are about 6m high, so hanging from the ceiling isn’t going to work either. After some scouting around the place, it looks like I might be able to get another five paintings into the space, in various nooks, so it’s not a total write-off. I’ll be back in on Sunday with some business cards and some painting nametags (and pricetags).
I’ll see if I can get some pictures of the space and post them. I’m also going to ask if I can rent/borrow the space for an art opening. We’ll see how it goes.