Its not nearly as bad as all that. In fact its a good thing. Melissa's first solo show outside of the university system opened last night at Metalab in Sydney, and was very successful. She sold some pieces, chatted with lots of people, and we had some fun. The proprietors of Metalab are very welcoming and friendly and we all went out for Vietnamese food afterwards which I thought was a nice touch.
Apparently numbers for the opening were a little down on usual, but that is because both artists that were opening that night are from out of state, so the locals weren't brought in by the artists themselves. Still, there were lots of people there even if they weren't spilling into the street so I thought it went very very well.
If you are in Sydney and you'd like to check it out, the exhibition is on till the 26th of November 2009 at 10B Fitzroy Place, Surry Hills, NSW 2010