Opening Reception: Saturday Dec 14, 5-8pmOn display: December 14, 2019 – March 2020Open: Monday – Friday, 8-5pmShow on display in the foyer, and on floors 3 and 4 at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline, WA “Notations” is a multi-media art show about migration, music, health, and family. Lucy Garnett’s prints, paintings, installations and sculptures can be viewed in the entrance hall and the third and fourth floors of this building.This show is in collaboration with the Seattle Artist League. Lucy Garnett hanging her show About the Artist Coming from a musical family, Lucy Garnett interprets and analyzes music by visually representing her experience of learning to play particular pieces on oboe and piano. The artist invites viewers into her intellectual and emotional states of mind across auditory and visual genres through the use of pastel, paint, ink, sheet music, and parts of broken instruments. Garnett’s work on personal and communal ill health references her own disabling spinal condition through printed and drawn images alongside textile and sculptural responses to family lifecycles, concerns about childhood deprivation of play, and her husband’s research on HIV. She also explores social issues around outsourced manufacturing, drawing attention to the inhumane conditions and deadly consequences of mass-producing goods abroad. The artist uses site-specific installations to visualize the invisible labour of exploited garment factory workers and provides opportunities for ethical self-reflection. Members of the League come to help Lucy hang her show. Lucy Garnett is an Anglo-Indian artist and musician living in Seattle. Using a variety of media ranging from printmaking to video installations, she explores themes of migration, music, health, globalisation, and family. Garnett’s artwork draws upon her life in the United Kingdom where she grew up, attended university, raised two daughters with her husband, and worked as a primary school teacher until she immigrated to the United States in 2012. She documents her experiences undergoing the complex and unsettling process of emigration. The work in this exhibition spans almost two decades from Garnett’s college art education through recent pieces completed as an active member of the Seattle Artist League. Hanging the Show Hannah and Connie measure up 60″ from the floor and adjust the hook. Center of each artwork is hung at 60″, approximately the average eye height. Having all the works at a consistent height makes it easier to view and gives the whole art show a feeling of harmony, organization, and flow. Siobhan hides the wires from the track hanging system behind Lucy’s etching of Oxford. Hannah and Connie straighten and adjust the artwork. Each grouping receives individual treatment for spacing and layout. The hanging system is a track system with cables and movable hooks. This is a great system for a gallery wall that receives frequent changes. The cables and hooks move easily, and the system leaves no holes in the wall. The biggest trouble with this system is that it can cause some artworks to pitch forward, angling themselves away from the wall. This could potentially be solved by fastening the cable to the back of the top of the picture, and fastening the cable to the wall…. but then you’d be damaging the picture frame and the wall, so there’s a trade off there. 8:30pm: all the artworks are hung and it’s time to adjust the lighting! Tomorrow: labels, artist statement, and finishing touches. See you at the opening! Big thanks to Mercer Hanau, Hannah DeBerg, Connie Pierson, Siobhan Wilder, and Alex Walker for their help. Dream team!