I was a little surprised at first by the show at Oakland University Gallery. In contrast from the last show of minimal ny drawing, the gallery was filled with art on the walls, on the floor and in cases. Without knowing what was in store for the evening, it looked like a flee market of arts and crafts. After reading the curator and artists' statement it was apparent that this wasn't your typical show. The idea behind the exhibition was to compare and contrast the collection of two artists and the art they make. To draw conclusions that one influenced one another is difficult but still apparent. They collect mainly folk, old world, and memorabilia art while Hall (former cranbrook sculptor in residence) makes clean form modern sculpture and Glascock makes fauvist-style colorful paintings and narrative drawings.
This area behind the yellow chain ropes is a recreation of their drawing room and the art and furniture within it. Goody pointed out to me that some of the work in the room is estimated at $50k (like the oval painting)...which for me was surprising because some of it looked like art you would find at a garage sale ...but to tell the difference for me was nearly impossible!
Hall's models for public sculpture
Cases and cases of their collection.