e mërkurë, 30 janar 2008

The next show @ the Majestic

Another example of the constantly merging art / music culture here in Detroit. Should be great!

The Deadline has been extended for.....

The Sideluck Potshow....Go here for submission details. Today is the last day...!

Greetings Detroit!

Consider this your invitation to SLIDELUCK POTSHOW Detroit. What, may you ask, are we talking about? We are talking about a slideshow and we are talking about a potluck.

Slideluck Potshow is a non-profit (501c3 pending) arts organization that provides an opportunity for members of the arts and photography communities to gather around food, friends, and art for a night. This event, which happens thrice yearly in NYC, and in numerous other cities around the world, is about to launch in Motown!

Please join us for SLPS Detroit at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit's Ladybug Gallery and Studios on January 31, 2008 for an unforgettable evening.

Thursday, January 31, 2008
7:00 pm Potluck
9:00 pm Slideshow

The CAID Ladybug Gallery and Studios

e martë, 29 janar 2008

New Show coming up @ MOCAD

Friday, February 8
$5 general admission
Free for members
Cash Bar

Icons from the world of hip-hop music will be the subject of an extraordinary exhibition of portraits by Russian-born American painter Alexander Melamid in Holy Hip-Hop! New Paintings by Alex Melamid.

Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo's innovative fashion, unique methods of fabrication and collaborations with artists working in many different fields including the great modern choreographer Merce Cunningham, will be explored in ReFusing Fashion: Rei Kawakubo, a unique installation of her work at MOCAD.

Join us in celebrating the opening of these two exhibitions at MOCAD. Opening the evening will be, Ethiopian born, Detroit-based emcee and outspoken "Afroflow" creator, Mike-E Ellison. Mike-E has rocked the stage for Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam and blown audiences away with his unique blend of live Hip Hop and socially conscious poetry slam. Closing out the evening will be a live set by James Pennington, (a.k.a. the Suburban Knight). He cowrote the quintessential techno hit "Big Fun' with Kevin Saunderson, then as the Suburban Knight pioneered the moodier side of the Motor City with classics like "The Art of Stalking" and "The Groove" on Derrick May's Transmat label, before joining forces with Mike Banks and Underground Resistance as Dj, producer and mentor.

e martë, 22 janar 2008

New work from Kelly Frank

Kelly Frank, who is at Cranbrook this year and showed in the White Wall space, put some new work up together with Kyle Knodell, recently at a show done @ Cranbrook. Here are some snapshots of their collaboration. For those of you familiar with her previous work, the combination of imagery to form a specific idea / commentary on society, the transition to more installation based methods seems like a clear one.....

e enjte, 17 janar 2008

More from Correspondence Wanted, Reminder

Reminder about the ASMP event tonight! Check out the post two below....

e enjte, 10 janar 2008

ASMP Happening

The Business of Fine Art Photography
Presented by Thomas Werner
Thursday, January 17th, 6:30-9:30pm

What is a fine art photograph? Where do you market your fine art work? How do you reach that market, present your work, and create marketing materials and a web site? How do you build a relationship with a gallery, and what happens if you do get an exhibition? What are your goals?

Firefly Studios | 1363 East Fisher Freeway, Suite 8 | Detroit, MI 48207 | 313-259-4460
ASMP Members $35 | Non-members $60 | Students with ID $35
More information and to register online using a credit card

Have you ever wondered why Andreas Gursky's images of the Prada Store are considered fine art and sell for tens of thousands of dollars while your images are considered commercial photographs?

The world of fine art photography is transforming as rapidly as the commercial marketplace. You can take advantage of this time of change to develop multiple revenue streams to support your business while, at the same time, keeping your vision fresh and alive. Creating and properly marketing a body of fine art work can be instrumental in achieving these goals.

What is a fine art photograph? Where do you market your fine art work? How do you reach that market, present your work, and create marketing materials and a Web site?

Join us in Detroit on Thursday, January 17th for a stimulating session with Thomas Werner, who will address those questions and more. Werner, a New York gallerist, professor of art, and a founder of ASMP's Fine Art Specialty Group, is strongly positioned to provide insight into the business of fine art photography, and explain how you can take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

Werner will talk about how you can build a relationship with a gallery, and what happens when you get an exhibition. Werner will also help you identify what your goals should be, and how to maximize results based on those expectations.

So whether you're an emerging photographer looking to enhance your career, or an established veteran exploring new revenue options, be sure to bring a fellow photographer, artist or other interested party and join us in January for an insightful exposition of the business of fine art photography.

Speaker biography
Thomas Werner is the Director of the BFA program in Photography at the Parsons New School of Design and the New York editor for Value Rich Magazine, a publication devoted to finance and luxury lifestyle. In addition, Werner is a consultant for Rodale Publishing for special projects regarding contracts, licensing, negotiations and image usage. His fine art work has been
exhibited in galleries around the country and is included in numerous private and corporate collections.

Werner graduated from University of Wisconsin with a BA in Communications and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA with a BA in Photography. Werner currently resides in New York, where he is the owner of the Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea art district.

e martë, 8 janar 2008

Coming Up

Out of Cranbrook and Into the World

Melanie Findayson | Lauren Jacobs
Chris Schneider | Mark Sengbusch

Curated by Vince Carducci

January 2nd-February 17th
Artist Reception Friday, January 11th 6-9 pm

Lounge Gallery:


"One of my favorite Richard Guindon cartoons shows the intersection of Academy Way and Lone Pine Road with a sign that reads: 'Leaving Cranbrook. It's a jungle out there.' One of America's leading art schools, Cranbrook attracts students from around the world. Many of them do in fact leave Cranbrook but stay in the metropolitan Detroit area, adding tremendous value to our cultural landscape."
--Vince Carducci

Melanie Finlayson is originally from upstate New York and currently lives and teaches in Ann Arbor. She graduated from Cranbrook with an MFA in May 2007. Finlayson's prints and handmade paper are shown in the exhibition, as well as an installation of tulle and recycled paper.

Lauren Jacobs was raised in the Washington D.C. area, currently lives in Birmingham and works at the Cranbrook Museum of Art. Jacobs is the founder of Gradually Green (GraduallyGreen.org), an ecological organization whose mission is to use art happenings to inspire communities to make small, day-to-day changes toward living greener. One of her contributions to the exhibition, Building Community 2, is an interactive piece where viewers are invited to take a leaf and answer a question.

Chris Schneider grew up in Nebraska, where he stayed through college. He has lived in several states, eventually moving to Michigan to attend Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he earned an MFA in photography. In the meantime he fell in love with the Detroit area. His work has been shown in over 25 galleries across several states. He is the founder of HATCH, a non-profit art group based in Hamtramck. He is an adjunct professor of photography at three Detroit-area colleges and directs the Cranbrook Summer Art Institute. Red Pants, a project and an obsession that has carried on for four years, includes 400 images, all surreptitiously taken. No one ever knows that their pants have been captured.

Mark Sengbusch has been an active member of the Detroit art scene since he arrived in 1997 to attend the College for Creative Studies (BFA '02). He is currently a student in the MFA program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2005 Sengbusch teamed up with fellow CCS Alum Greg Frederick and opened the 101up Gallery in the Cass Corridor. Their exhibitions featured local talent including Carl Oxley III, Joseph Bernard, Sioux Trujillo, Erin Somerville, Taurus Burns and Matthew Hanna. Presently Sengbusch is pursuing his MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the Painting Department. Most recently he is weaving and playing old video games. His work in this exhibition includes reverse paintings on thick Plexiglas and paint marker on canvas.

Vince Carducci's reviews and articles have been published in Amercian Craft, Artforum International, Art in America, Eye, Sculpture, and elsewhere. He is currently a contributing writer for Metro Times, Detroit's leading weekly alternative newspaper, and a staff writer for PopMatters, a webzine of global culture.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-5 pm