Sunday, December 17, 2006

CARE @ CAID

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"CARE, the title and theme for the installations, is a word which can, on the most basic level be a simple command. It is also a word which can reference home-making, doctoring, hygiene, nurturing, protecting, compassion, refinement, and more."caid
Now is the time if you haven't been to caid to go! Still upstairs is the cranbrook spaceship show and now downstairs is a ccs student exhibition called CARE. The show curated by teacher Denise Whitebread-Fanning is from her new class at ccs called "soft sculpture". I have to say that I am pretty impressed with the sculpture being explored at ccs now. When I was there, the sculpture department was almost nonexistent: chido and denise are bringing the program back to life! The only thing I am skeptical of at ccs these days is whether the caliber has been raised and the work is more advanced, or if the work is just becoming duplicates of what the current contemporary scene is spitting out...or maybe it is just a combination of both.
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crystal lupo
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nate morgan
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shem bedos
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ashley wightman
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leigh ann foshee
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zachary barozzini
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megan harris
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ashley wightman
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renee louise bernier
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gary elson jr
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korin sanderson
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crystal lupo
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17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann,
you would do a big favor to everyone who comes to this blog, for whatever reason, if you just post images and some info about the work. Your comments are just piss in the air and don't forget to flush once in a while.

"I am skeptical of at ccs these days is whether the caliber has been raised and the work is more advanced, or if the work is just becoming duplicates of what the current contemporary scene is spitting out...or maybe it is just a combination of both."

CARE show kicks ass! It kicks ass out of those spacy cranbrook students at the upstairs gallery.
The work exceeds!

Further on your "spitting out..." comment, aren't you, Ann Gordon, spitting the same spit? Aren't we all spitting the same spit?

If you are, Ann, as skeptical about your posts as you are about ccs these days, this blog would be a much more enjoyable-headacheless e-space for everyone.

take CARE!

9:58 AM  
Anonymous m. said...

Yes, Ann, how DARE you air your opinion on your own blog! I mean, jeez. Who do you think you are? Did you forget that you're here only to serve so that others can air their piss in the wind opinions?! Did you think YOU created this blog, maintained it? Did you forget that this blog really belongs to, and is funded by (insert whomever anon thinks writes your big fat blog-check, CCS?)

By the way, did you know that some people actually pay their rent by blogging half as hard as you? And yet, except a little opinionated nudge here and there, you've completely avoided taking the income that comes with banner ads and endorsements. You're ad-free website creates an e-space that is far from head-ach-ey. You could EASILY get endorsements for this site: for doing what you've been doing...

I trust I've made my point?

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's ann's blog. she'll say what she wants. to the rest: get lost, assholes.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that how you like your women, you anonymous moron? "shut up, little lady. you just post them purdy pictures and then you keep quiet, ya hear?"

SCREW YOU.

start your own personality-free blog and stop reading this one. oh wait, you can't stop reading this one, because it's the BEST and ONLY art blog in Detroit, about Detroit, by Detroit. try to get this depth and breadth of coverage somewhere else - or better yet, try to do your own. but you can't - you're too busy anonymously acting like an uneducated idiot.

or attending soft sculpture class, perhaps?

get back to your homework and stay out of the real world, kid.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous the toxic defender said...

I forgot to post my name on that last one listed as "anonymous."

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this blog is already personality free.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous SUPERBA said...

To the first anonymous poster at the top of this thread.........

IF YOU DONT LIKE WHAT IS SAID HERE, START YOUR OWN FUCKING BLOG! LEAVE ANN ALONE!

there. I've said it.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the relationship between ccs sculpture and the current contemporary scene in nothing to be bothered by. It just says to me that students at ccs are fimilar with the current art scene both on their own and through the influence of their teachers both chido and denneis.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous carpet said...

yeah, i think that makes sense. students are usually still trying to find their own voice, so appropriation happens..
great that the ccs sculpture program is happening though!!
thanks for keeping us updated, ann.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Jef said...

This is Ann's blog. Deal with it! The rest of us are just tourists.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Gilda said...

these are the dumbest comments ever. Is anyone in Detroit capable of actually commenting on the work itself? How long do we have to weed through personal jabs and negativity and arguing before we can actually discuss the work? thanks to anon post #8 for actually talking about art. the rest of you need to get a myspace or something and make friends with some high school girls so you can engage in internet drama the way you know how.

Detroit is so lost....

12:55 AM  
Anonymous gilda snowden said...

before anyone gets the idea that I posted that last comment, let me make it clear that I DID NOT. Anyone that knows me knows that I would NEVER say that
"Detroit is so lost".

If indeed this is your name [and a very good one it is!]
I suggest that you post your last name or at least a last initial.

If this is not your real name, then choose another moniker that will not confuse issues or attempt to pimp off of my reputation.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is only one Gilda Snowden

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with the gilda snowden wannabe. it's really disappointing to see this ridiculous banter and nothing about the work.

did anyone else think the animals in the zoo display just looked like dog shit? i couldn't tell what i was looking at. honestly, this was the only piece that really disappointed me.

most of the pieces in the show manipulated materials in an interesting way. images were created with media that helped to push sensations associated with concept at hand.

was the title appropriate?

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the show was awesome!!!!
i think the CCS soft sculpture show was TEN TIMES better than the Cranbrook work upstairs!!
Certain pieces exceed expectations, and was quite hard to believe it was student work!

but we also have to remember that it is student work! positive feedback would be better than negative. like saying somebody's piece looks like piles of shit!! well how could he improve it??? ya know give suggestions instead of just cutting someone's throat!!

i also think certain pieces fitted the title and others didnt!!!
oh and THERE IS ONLY ONE GILDA!!!!

7:30 PM  
Anonymous gilda snowden said...

Literally....there is currently only one me residing in the United States. I have this counter on my Myspace page that figures this out.

1:24 AM  
Anonymous kevinb said...

What I think is impressive about this show, even though I haven't been so excuse me, is the amount of awareness in sophistication and discipline. The audaciousness of most of the pieces within the images is not studentlike. I applaud my fellow colleagues and Denise for putting on what appears to be a stellar show.

Regardless of any references to contemporary figures (I see a little Do Ho Suh), I think its beautiful within itself that these kinds of sensibilities can not only be attained, but rightfully their (each artist's) own in order to speak what's on their minds. There are certain steps that must be taken within our development as artists and it's so inspiring to see other artists who decide to tread through it instead of avoiding it.

Now on the contrary It surprises me that this kind of work just all of a sudden pops up and appears to be a great show. I personally love to see excellent work, especially on a local level and I can only hope that this kind of work will continue. I enjoy exercising the idea of a very active contemporary art scene where younger emerging artists are confidently stepping in to help make things happen. In this particular case, I hope that shows like this will manifest themselves beyond the classroom and instead of being seen as simply "student work," be regarded as "artist work," for lack of a better name.

To all of those in the show, keep doing your thing.

10:55 PM  

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