All in a Day’s Work

All in a Day’s Work

June 8, 2009 | Published by MMA
Michael Allgoewer
Michael Allgoewer

this…

J.M.W. Turner Installation. photo: Roy Timm Photography
J.M.W. Turner Installation. photo: Roy Timm Photography

and this…

John Abrams
John Abrams

Assembling a Sasquatch is a pleasure.

Installing Allyson Mitchell's Ladies Sasquatch exhibition
Installing Allyson Mitchell’s Ladies Sasquatch exhibition

Actually the level is indispensible, but I have another helpful tip for anyone who is about to hang artwork in a grid. If you are hanging a group of identically sized objects and want to guarantee that your grid will be visually pleasing, make sure that the distance between the objects is a divisor of the width of the object itself. (sounds complicated, but it’s not). For example, 16 inch panels look best with 2, 4 or 8 inches between them; 25 inch panels look best with 5 inches between them.

– Jennifer Petteplace, Preparator / Installation Officer, McMaster Museum of Art