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Re: show opening,plexiglas, and Daniel Smith

Ooh-- well, I sure like that vision.  If I ever resorted to using plexi, I might give that a try.  At least it might give potential reviewers a reason for yammering.  And then the artist could come up with some deep and hard-to-decipher explanation of why they use the pointy wires-- or, you know, give no explanation at all and remain in utter silence about it-- which would make it all seem even deeper.   Yeah, I like that.  

On Mar 8, 2009, at 2:01 PM, Jack Brubaker wrote:

Perhaps we should start a new style of having little pointy wires sticking out at the corners of the frames to dissipate the static charges that plague the plexy.  Jack

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Katharine Thayer <kthayer@pacifier.com> wrote:
Hmm, it doesn't say anything about it being useful for cutting down on static electricity, though; does it have that effect?

If not, I'd recommend gently wiping the plexi with one of those antistatic sheets that you throw in the dryer to eliminate static electricity in your clothes.

On Mar 8, 2009, at 9:09 AM, Keith Schreiber wrote:

Hi Chris,

When I used to work at a museum in the 90s we used a product called Brillianize for cleaning plexiglass. I just googled it and found it is still around:



Keith Schreiber

On Mar 7, 2009, at 5:02 PM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

When I got there that evening, the plexiglas on the frames probably due to the atmosphere at Zoot with all that computer/electronic stuff, had swooped up all the dust, dog hair, lint from the air.  Especially at the top of this glorious glass staircase, the works were covered (Zoot allows dogs to accompany their owners, a very neat feature there). Luckily one of my students pointed it out and then went around and  wiped down the crud so perhaps it was minimized by the time the crowd arrived (she had come early). But it was the oddest thing I have seen at a show opening! So watch those computer electrons...I am going to have to search for an antistatic plexi spray somewhere I guess for the future.