Noel Night's Actual Size
The 2007 Actual Size Biennial Open Late This Saturday
Join us this Saturday before or after your visit to Noel Night. CAID will host a closing reception for the 2007 Actual Size Biennial from 6 PM to 11 PM at both CAID and the Ladybug Gallery.
More than 150 Metro Detroit and Windsor area and national based visual artists show works in all mediums in the 2007 Actual Size Biennial. The biennial ends this Saturday with the exception of the Ladybug Gallery where it will remain on exhibit through December 22, 2007.
Curated by Aaron Timlin, the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) presents this year's biennial, the fifth, at CAID and at CAID's newest gallery, the Ladybug Gallery. Located in Southwestern Detroit, Actual Size will be the inaugural exhibition for the new space.
"The Ladybug Gallery is a new large gallery and I will enjoy hanging its first show, Actual Size," said Timlin who invited each artist to create one work in any medium, 2-D or 3-D, with the stipulation that at least two dimensions are 8 ½" x 11" (the size of the mailing card for the exhibition).
Uniting three generations of artists, the Actual Size Biennial began with the detroit contemporary in 1999 under Timlin's curatorial direction. Timlin curates the current biennial in a new position, CAID's first full-time Executive Director since its founding in 1979.
"The Actual Size Exhibitions at the CAID gallery have always been able to bring the whole artistic community together like no other art exhibit ", said Sergio DeGiusti, one of the exhibiting artists.
Participating artists include local emerging and established artists, many of whom exhibit on both national and international levels.