e martë, 30 tetor 2007

Showcase: Mara Millich

Mara Millich is a Detroit based photographer who works with bands, an area of the medium that I think is of particular popularity and importance in Detroit. Given the surplus of great music in the city, and the role it plays in the culture, I think its important to recognize. You can find more of her work, here.

e hënë, 29 tetor 2007

Szarkowski in ArtForum

There is an interesting read over @ Artforum, that talks about John Szarkowski's influence in the medium of photography. Read more, here..

e enjte, 25 tetor 2007

Saturday- Last Show @ White Wall!!!

Saturday will be the last show at White Wall Gallery, I'm excited for the work that's being shown- and can't wait for everyone to see it and wish the space goodbye!! It's been a whole load of fun, and has given some really talented photographers a chance to show their work- the ultimate goal of the blog and the space in the first place....

Saturday will also be a Halloween party- so dress appropriately!

e hënë, 22 tetor 2007

Tonight- Darfur

Darfur-Darfur: A Photographic Essay
DARFUR-DARFUR is a traveling exhibit that provides a visual education about the richly multi-cultural region of Sudan’s western region of Darfur, while exposing the magnitude of the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The digitally- projected, changing images, along with other scheduled events and programs, are certain to raise awareness and empower the visitors to mobilize and voice their concern.

The exhibit, edited by J. Matthew Jacob and curated by Leslie Thomas, presents photographs taken in Darfur, Sudan, by former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle/Polaris and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Mark Brecke, Helene Caux, Ron Haviv/VII, Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum, Ryan Spencer Reed, and Michal Ronnen Safdie.

The Detroit Public Library is leading the City of Detroit in dialogue to the need for the immediate resolution of conflict and injustice in Darfur.

For the Michigan Darfur Coalition – Darfur events click here: www.michigandarfurcoalition.org

All events are free and open to the public.

Exhibition Opening Day:
* Monday, October 22, 2007, 7:00pm

Exhibition Hours:
* Monday - Wednesday, 12:00-8:00pm
* Thursday - Saturday, 10:00am - 8:00pm
* Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00pm
* Closed November 10, 11, 12 for Veteran’s Day Observance

Detroit Public Library - Main Library
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
For more information, please call 313.833.4042.

e enjte, 18 tetor 2007

Saturday @ the CAID

This Saturday is the big day!* Read yesterday’s Free Press cover story here: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071017/NEWS01/710170357/1001/NEWS

Actual Size will open at CAID and at the new Ladybug Gallery (www.ladybuggallery.org). The Carriage House Gallery will also have an opening reception for the Detroit Diamonds Project. www.carriagehousegallery.org

There will be shuttle service to and from each of the three galleries beginning at CAID with first departure at 6:10pm and every 30 minutes there after. Shuttle service will leave the Ladybug Gallery at 6:25 and every 30 minutes there after. A stop at the Carriage House Gallery will take place on the way from CAID to the Ladybug Gallery.

A brief talk will take place at 7pm at the Ladybug Gallery by leaders from both CAID and Southwest Solutions (http://www.swsol.org/)

Hope to see you this Saturday.


Aaron Timlin
Executive Director
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit

*P.S. We are seeking volunteers to assist with preparation for the big day and also for assistance during the opening. If anyone is interested please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

e martë, 16 tetor 2007

Apologies for the Delay

I wanted to apologize to everyone for the delay in postings and show pictures. Getting ready for all of these shows has taken a lot of time, and I'm now getting ready for the final show on October 27th, in the process of moving. November will be a re-booting of the blog, back to normal with postings and showcases. Check back in before then however, I will have moments to post new stuff here and there.

Again, my sincerest apologies, I have not forgotten!

e premte, 12 tetor 2007


Only two more openings left, be sure to catch us tomorrow from 7-10 pm!

e mërkurë, 10 tetor 2007

Midwest SPE Conference November 8-11th

You can find more info here, but it features lectures by Nancy Barr from the DIA, John Ganis- CCS professor and Edward Burtynsky.....

@ Scarab Club

October 17th - November 17th

Artist Reception: Friday, November 2nd 6-9 pm

Main Gallery:

Beverly Benson Wolf
George Booth
David Burns
CH Carroll
Jason Carter
Mardi Chapman
Carol Cook Reid
Donna Cyrbok
David Dalton
Dan Danilowicz
Christopher Farah
Erika Fulk
Eva Iratxe Gonzalez Bandera
Jack Kenny
Eric Law
Candace Law
Kelly Lockwood
Nathan Lomas
Vanessa Miller
Jennifer Obidzinski
Carol Piligian
Nelson Pont
Brooke Recob
J. Gordon Rodwan
Vaclav Stransky
Robert S. Swanson
Martin Vecchio
Vincent Verna
Debbie Weatherston

Lounge Gallery:
Jacqueline Hoats Shields

e martë, 9 tetor 2007

Ed Panar

Recent Cranbrook Grad, Ed Panar has a new book out and was also featured on JM Colberg's Conscientous Blog today....I found some work under the"More" section on Bloomfield Hills that I find interesting. It seems like in many of these images the only life is foliage, trees, bushes etc. These big mansions are really quite lifeless in the way he chooses to photograph them...really interesting. www.edpanar.com


Pictures from last show are still to come...but for now,

e premte, 5 tetor 2007

e enjte, 4 tetor 2007

Great Fashion Photography out of Detroit

I'm a fashion photography enthusiast and die-hard, and will argue the merits of the genre to the death. Detroit Fashion Pages has been doing some great things out of the city in the fashion world, and have put together a really great shoot in the Eastern Market for their latest cover story with photographer Alvin Haas. Find the full story here..

e mërkurë, 3 tetor 2007

More @ the Times

I found another article, about the upcoming exhibition @ the Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago, exploring the relationship between art / artists and rock n roll. Includes a reference to Detroit native Mike Kelley and his noise band, Destroy All Monsters, Iggy, MC5, etc.

Good Stuff @ NY Times

There is a great article over at the NY Times, about Harry Callahan and his wife, Eleanor. Includes some Detroit references.

In honor of the Polaroid Show

That's opening @ White Wall on Saturday (7-10 pm, see flyer a couple of posts below), I figured I'd post some of photographer Grant Hamilton's work, who I recently read about in JPEG Magazine. You can find more of Hamilton's minimalist Polaroid's at his site.

Karolina Karlic- 20 x 200

Jen Bekman is continuing on with her contemporary / young photography / photographers world domination, and brings us yet another really genius idea. Her latest project, 20 x 200, makes prints from artists, such as Detroit native Karolina Karlic's image above, available for $20. Other print sizes are available at prices up to 2000. Check it out here.... From now on, no one should have bad art on their walls.