EVEN CLEAN HANDS LEAVE MARKS AND DAMAGE SURFACES
Installation exhibit by Detroit artists Kevin Beasley, Miroslav Cukovic and Curtis Glenn
Kevin Beasely, Miroslav Cukovic and Curtis Glenn collaborate to transform and extend the gallery's raw, industrial essence into an installation reflecting their discoveries and experiences within the space.
Where RichRichRich (RRR) left off, Detroit Industrial Projects (DIP) takes over. The space on the third floor of the Russell Building downtown is a small, raw room that the three artist have taken over and transformed into a living, changing work of art. Like RRR, DIP explores the act of making conceptual art that involves a keen eye for detecting what is art within the gritty room. I saw the piece as an industrial living space comprised of palette coffee tables, sectioned off bedroom with a packing air puff bed and nightlight glowing below a photograph of what looks like a fish but is two inverted toilets. I later learned the inspiration for the whole piece was the photograph, which makes sense after discovering minimal, sloppy fish paintings in the far corner and a fishing pole mounted to the wall near the entrance. I may not totally get the "fish" vision, but the space works as a whole. I talked with the director of DIP and it seems like this venue has much in store...and will even expand into a larger space within the Russell building. This is a spot to keep your eye on!
Don't forget this sunday...ARTIST TALK: Sunday, December 10, 2-3pm
Now, I am off to miami....so I might not be posting till sunday. Besides Basel there are a million art events going on, so I will have a busy week. I will certainly enjoy the warm weather!! Maybe I can hide out in miami for a while and avoid the winter! Oh, and don't forget Cranbrook's Forum opening this Friday, too!