Hello all. I was hoping those with more experience than I with displaying prints could help me out.
I'm preparing for an upcomming show at a gallery where I'll pretty much be in charge of hanging my own work. The first question is whether there is a general consensus as to how high a print should be displayed. I've heard that about 58" from the center of the photograph to the floor is fairly standard, but that seems a bit low to me (maybe I just want people to "look up" to my stuff-ha!)
My second question is how far apart to hang my prints. Basically, I'm trying to cram as many pictures as I can into this space without it looking like I'm trying to cram as many pictures as I can into this splace. How close is too close? I have 8x10's matted to 14x17 and 11x14's matted to 16x20. My frames are very simple matte black aluminum ("standard" style) As it stands now, there is a big wall of the gallery where my prints would be only about 8 and a half inches apart; do you think this is too crowded?
It would kill me to have to start axeing (axing?) prints, but obviously, I would rather do this than have it look unprofessional.
I would greatly appreceate any guidance.
Oh, I'm about 5' 9" if that makes any difference...