Monday, September 11, 2006

Paul Kotula's cup show

Press Release: (The coffee was very slow in coming.) is an excerpt from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. In this acclaimed novel, Woolf portrays a single day in a woman's life preoccupied with the last-minute details of party preparation. The quote, like the entire work of fiction, celebrates with immense subtlety the complex and beautiful aspects of everyday activities, like waiting for coffee. In a similar vein, the artists in this exhibition use one our most common, intimate objects (both hand and lip touch its form), to express thoughts about life and to explore the potential of creativity.
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The project room went to cranbrook grad sara blakeman. Her typical brightly colored puffs resembling oozing brain matter are positioned between plaster casted vessels structures. The fantasy landscapes sit on top of the "clouds" and float around the blue/slate colored room. The intimate imaginary playscapes remind me of young girl's description of the future.
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Christian Tedeschi
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This tiny portrait is of brenda goodman and her cup of joe.
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Elizabeth Murray
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Featured Artists: Conrad Bakker, Sarah Blakeman, Sarah Kate Burgess, Larry Fink, Leopold Foulem, John Gill, Brenda Goodman, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Joseph Grigely, Tony Hepburn, Ayumi Hiore, Michelle Ivankovac, Howard Kottler, Jae Won Lee, James Makins, Jim Melchert, Ann Mikolowski, Michael Mikolowski, Elizabeth Murray, Melissa Mytty, Ron Nagle, Ken Price, Mary Roehm, Jim Shrosbree, Ian Symons, Christian Tedeschi, Amy Vogel


6 Comments:

Anonymous Gilda said...

It was good to see the varying responses to the theme of this show, especially the Ann Mikolowski portrait of Brenda Goodman.

The first work of art I ever bought was a tiny oil on linen that Ann painted....it hangs on the wall behind my computer monitor, so I think of Ann every day. I got it from the Feigenson Gallery in the Fisher Building

10:56 PM  
Anonymous toquz said...

What? No picture of Craig Nowak's ugly mug?

8:56 AM  
Anonymous archie said...

hahahahahaha! good one toquz. that dude totally cheated at the dam box show. doing your normal lame portrait thing and then just slapping a box on your forehead does not a good piece make.


btw - I found the cup theme for the kotula show to be weak. but some of the work was ok.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard on the other hand that it was a very good show.
but from the pics it looks cluttered and not too interesting.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The deconstructed-reconstructed coffee cups were my favorite!!

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely show--work spanning five decades and lots of red dots. Go Paul!

3:27 PM  

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