Thursday, December 22, 2005

Matt Blake at Motor City



Well, another wonderful night at Motor City with Matt Blake. I will tell you again...this is the place to be if you are an artist (any kind) in Detroit. Where else can you go to have a drink, look at art, chat with artists/writers/musicians...and possibly make some connections? And what else do I love? The bargain prices! I am always a sucker for a deal and it is even better when it comes to art collecting.
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Blake is known for his modern take on the classical frieze (remember the show he was in at Susanne Hilberry) but he went outside the box in this exhibit. I personally wasn't as keen on the saw blade country landscapes. I felt the idea wasn't fully there, maybe because the painting seemed a little underdeveloped. I think that his sculpture was right on! Blake has an eye for the the 3rd dimension which he demonstrated with his mini environments. I ended up taking home a beauty too!
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Jef said...

couldn't find any images online -- but wim delvoye became famous with his painted saw blades -- matt's in good company (description below):

Wim Delvoye was born in 1965. Named for the ancient sewer in Rome, Belgian conceptualist Wim Delvoye's new and improved "Cloaca" is a room-sized shit-making machine whose bowels process two meals a day as well as a mouthful of complex themes: scatalogy, hi-lo culture, the aesthetics of the ugly and disgusting, man as machine and vice-versa. Many of these same concerns are processed in Delvoye's other work, including a life-sized carved walnut replica of a cement truck, a wood cabinet stocked with 32 circular saw blades painted with scenes, and a herd of pigs that have been tatooed by Antwerp's finest needle-men.

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