Wednesday, June 14, 2006

richrichrich - kate levant

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Kate Levant, graduate of the Museum School of Boston, is such a delight! The transforming gallery space of richrichrich has taken on a new appearance this time by kate's merging of the previous show of scrap piles of debris and found objects on site with her own mixed media pieces. Kate, who drove in from boston after just finishing up school came into the space blind, although she did know about the location in a strip mall, which she found extremely intriguing. While speaking with her she reveled her excitement and also anxiety about coming to detroit and only having a short time to complete the show. Her addition to the space falls somewhere between dark, sophisticated and quirky, scattered. When entering the space, the back wall is most prominent: a large painted wall collage of text, graphic brush marks, paper and a giant pair of constructed sunglasses. Along with the corner installation painting are many other pieces like papers carefully thrown across the floor, drawings with sculptural forms, found objects and other little gems like a strip of Felix the cat tape affixed to the wall. The show is much like the first in that the viewer must consider everything in the space and its relations. While talking with kate, I noticed she has a soft-spoken playfulness about her and for just finishing school she is pretty self-aware and confident in her art making. She casually shrugs off things like the fact she is almost close to having no home right now because of moving about based on upcoming shows. Her next destination is Cleveland where she will be in a group show that she also doesn't really know what she is getting into, yet she is very relaxed about where her art takes her!
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5 Comments:

Blogger cmcgraw said...

awesome show

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long will RichRichRich be around? Is it just a summer fling?

2:07 PM  
Anonymous nolan simon said...

July 1st Wendy White and Curtis Glenn then July 22nd Rene Zeh.

www.wendywhite.net
www.renezeh.de
www.richrichrich.org

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

art has taken a nasty turn!!! and so many buy into it???????

5:53 PM  
Blogger A said...

hey check it out on koolrabicapitan.blogspot.com
maybe you'll recognize me

9:10 PM  

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