Token, which was the first performance for Jefferson Pinder -Ghost Light, was a huge success. Let's take a look at building The Barbershop for the second performance.
Jefferson wanted to capture the feel/ambiance of Joe's Barbershop in the museum. So we built one. Here is Mr. Andrew Wallace putting his carpentry skills to work attaching the faux paneling to the wall. We couldn't find any 1970s paneling, so Andrew had to modify existing paneling so it had that 70s vibe.
You can't have a barbershop with a barber poll.
We built a couple of platforms to fit around the wall.
After the bases were fabricated and painted, Josh Johnson and Vanessa Brown laid out and installed the tile for the floor/stage.
Josh Johnson measuring the mirror.
The Barbershop is starting to come together.
Directly across from The Barbershop 'set', is a series of 16 old tube TVs with a series of 16 videos displaying different hair styles and beauty. Stacking that many old tube TVs on top of each other is like a high stakes game of Jenga.
I had the pleasure of 'interviewing' Joe McLemore several months ago. Jefferson sent me to Joe's Barbershop to ask him about 5 or 6 questions. Joe and I ended up talking for 3 1/2 hours! Joe is insightful, funny, articulate, honest, and he pulls no punches. This performance is going to be amazing.
The Barbershop will be April 1st starting at 2pm on the 3rd floor of The Figge Art Museum.
You can read part one of the making of Jefferson Pinder -Ghost Light by clicking HERE!
You can read the second part by clicking HERE!
As a huge super-duper-ruper bonus, I have included the link to an INTERVIEW in the River Cities' Reader with Jefferson Pinder AND a REVIEW of his show by local artist/art-critic Emma Farber.