I live in the DFW area and have an opportunity to hang my work in a gallery.
My question is: What are some ways to showing/displaying your photographic artwork?
I assume right off to frame them, but can I also display them as matted examples only? If matted I want to use archival 8-ply matte boards that will show 8x8 inch prints that will be mounted in 16x20 portrait oriented matts with heavy weighting to the top.
Can I show them without framing/glass? Or is that considered un-professional? Also, should I use the non-glare glass/acrylic as opposed to the less-expensive plain glass?
Should the frame be metal or wood? If wood should it be black or dark mahogany?
I will have about 12 pieces I want to show.
Thanks for any information you can share as this is my first time to do it in a gallery and not my home!