Tuesday, March 21, 2006

MIA's grand opening

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faina lerman
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allison pellegrew (that is what it said on the card - but I think her last name is miss-spelled?)
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jeff haefner
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graem whyte
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christopher crowder
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rachel reynolds - I really like this piece...very large...it reminded me of an art school piece by ccs grad steve brown
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ed sarkis


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john miller - great piece - you have to see it up close to see the materials...a bit of ex-detroit artist jessica erickson in this one
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holly green - I am not usually a photography fan, but I like this piece a lot - I would love to see this blown-up huge in series!


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amanda thatch
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another faina piece
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john azoni
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cooper holoweski
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Overall a good show but I still think there is room to grow into the space. I hope that MIA can extend to the art community and become another key venue space. Definitely a space to watch!

13 Comments:

Blogger John Azoni said...

hah PHEW!...I was getting worried there.

By the looks of the pics, I'm pretty impressed with the show. I really need to get up there to see it in person. The art looks really sophisticated. A good representation of the Detroit scene. Though, I'd have to see it in person to be able to have more of an opinion.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous John said...

righty-tighty, ann. allison's last name had a typo, and was corrected.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous leoqueen said...

Thanks for the great pics, Ann! I'm really glad to see Rachel Reynolds' work in the show

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

It's a great space. And a great beginning I think to showcase Michigan artists - without the constraints of cronyism (most often found in curated shows).

Everyone starts out clean/anonymous, and are chosen for the art not their "reputations" or connections.

I look forward to the next installment, hoping it will build on this success. John's doing the art community a great service. Especially now when there are fewer options for an artist than ever.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous cooper said...

The faina lerman foam sculpture reminds me of a scaled down version of Matthew Barney's Cremaster installation/sculptures, though slightly more calculated. They are great! I am totally curious as to how these were made.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous christine said...

if mia doesn't give you a boost in the right direction:

for those of us feeling we're close to rock bottom (wasn't he a cartoon character), now there's a website to console us:

http://www.badkarmadetroit.com/

12:39 PM  
Blogger allison said...

yes...jef misspelled my last name. always happens, i've become quite accustomed to it.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous trish said...

my favourites were matt hanna, hartumut austen, rachel reynolds, maria castro, and john azoni.

10:29 AM  
Anonymous jef said...

if allison had filled out a submission sheet like everyone else, her name would've been spelled correctly.

since the stroke i haven't been too good at remembering last names. names in general. written works though.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous jim said...

I think it's hilarious that when ann loosely associated MIA with jef a few posts back, people got upset. (it's all john! jef has nothing to do with this space!) and here's jef admitting a role in the show.

strange ...

12:26 PM  
Anonymous jef said...

jim, i posted the mia website for john and was apologizing for any typos (allison's) i may have made. i wasn't taking credit for anything, only for mistakes at the site.
-jef

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry guys and gals. A few mistakes off the beginning. Very tied up with family health problems and I apologize to any artists for any typos. Big thanks to Jef for getting the space and helping with the web site info getting up. We do not get paid for this gig and have no money. Looking for the next show to open in May and hope more artists will bring work in. The only agenda is to let artists show their work. I thank all the artists that submitted work in show and A big thanks to Jan.

John Cynar

2:59 AM  
Anonymous christina said...

people hung up on typos and conspiracy theories ... why can't people just be happy for another opportunity to show their work in a shrinking art world here. why can't they talk about the art, in a critical but civilized manner.

this blog was created for such dialogue. grow up and utilize the opportunities offered.

9:51 AM  

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