Former curator provides eye for hanging art
Chicago artwork report
Member name Marlene Dubas
Company name Artwork Installation
Work done? Yes
Hire again? Yes
Approximate cost $132
Description of work: "Roger [Vandiver, the owner] hung 10 paintings in my newly remodeled home."
Member Comments: "Everything was great. The framing company I use recommended Roger. He was an exhibition designer and a curator, and now provides art installation services.
"Roger arrived promptly and was meticulous in his work, no doubt attributable to his years of designing museum exhibits. He was extremely helpful in finalizing the exact location of each item and hung everything beautifully.
"His attention to detail is extraordinary. I really liked that he paid such close attention to each item and how it related to the space where it was to be hung.
"While none of the items was terribly valuable, he treated each of them as if it was and ensured it was hung to its best advantage.
"One item was a little collage I bought at a craft show that hung from a ribbon and needed a decorative hook and I hadn't been able to find one.
"He studied the collage and its design elements, then suggested a long brass nail installed at a steep angle. It's a simple solution that complements the piece beautifully!"