Saturday, April 22, 2006

Cranbrook Grad...you gotta see...

You will be wowed....!! It is one of the best cranbrook graduate shows I have seen in a while! The pics below are hopefully teasers to go see the show in person. Kudos to the students and staff this year around...lots of great art to see and experience. Leave it up to those cranbrook kids to isolate themselves for a year to produce a kick-ass show!
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leave it up to Mr. Goat to welcome you to the show!

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...and a real photo-booth to take your picture!
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ccs grad and local artist Laith Karmo
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how come there is always a barn at the grad opening?
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It is funny...although I really like this painting, it seems like cranbrook painters develop a similar palette and painting style. Check out last year's grad jacob feige now rep'd by the cranbrook grad gallery...oops I mean lemberg.
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super cool piece...this piece connected by a string took turns folding in on itself with a little help from the artist...that's what you call crazy origami!
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yup...again fooled! These pieces are not just pretty jewels but made from hot glue and in the shapes of chinese symbols!
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This guy tooling around in this red tent-like structure was not alone. All night people were able to move about the gallery in one of these structures made by an architectural student. (You will see later below how they all come together)
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These covered a window
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All Polaroid snap shots from the evening news.
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explanation below...most concise cranbrook statement I have ever seen!
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Don't miss this wolf who spits fake blood into the cross fountain. I think I found a new piece for my living room!
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OK...this is inside a small constructed house/room. A TV and a chair, both covered with...?....
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...outside view...
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...oh, wait why is there an assembly line of paper plates going into a room with a vacuum?...
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....ah ha! The stuff covering the chair and the room is actually CHEETOS! Yummy Cheetos...that you were supposed to put onto the plates and then watch the process happen! Very cool...and kind of like something coming to detroit soon.
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This piece had flowing water in the tubes
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I love this pic...the lady standing beside the piece seems to fit perfectly with the installation!
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The tubes that drew water from the walls
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More cabins... I started thinking after someone said to me, "why so many cabin and house-like rooms?" I think it has to do with the isolation of cranbrook in nature and students wanting to share that quiet, still moment with everyone. It is about getting away from the busy world and stepping inside the art where nothing else matters -  something that an artist experiences when they step into their studio. It does appear to be a current trend in art though, I saw other types of these "art-get-a-ways" in ny and at the whitney biennial.
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The infamous coat closet piece! Gotta love an opening where you question if the coat closet is art or not!
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In conclusion: GO.


4 Comments:

Anonymous jef said...

the last time i had this much fun was as a kid at the circus.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you post a photo of your ass?

11:53 PM  
Anonymous mr.myxyzptlk said...

anon---

what the hell does that comment mean?

8:16 PM  
Blogger Alpaca Lady said...

I really enjoyed this post. I loved Cranbrook, even though I only attended An Adventure in Creativity in 1969.

12:55 PM  

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