Sunday, February 11, 2007

possession @ detroit industrial projects

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I have finally gotten to the post on Detroit Industrial Projects' big installation from last weekend...yes, last weekend was huge for art openings! This raw space is great for showing edgy non-traditional, experimental artwork. Where else around town can you see a whole room, wall-to-wall, transformed by a group of artists? Besides the fading memory of RichRichRich, this is the only place that feels really "now": you can still feel the energy and intensity from the artists who make each show come together. This show reminds me of german artist Katharina Grosse's encompassing airbrushed/graffiti works that take over the walls, floor and ceiling. The space also has a current feeling of what is going on in LA right now too...big, bright installations where artists have no boundaries. The show felt unified and there was a gentle transition from artist to artist, except for Burke's found-object sculptures that stood out as more crafty/art fair/whimsical art. Even his solid painted red wall disrupted the flow for me but I was able to overlook his corner because of the other stand-out works!
(katharina grosse, above)
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katie r.
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lindsay jewell
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mark arminski
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tim burke
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Russell Industrial Center 1610 Clay Avenue Building #2, Third Floor

p: 248.250.0330 by appointment


Anonymous mike jones said...

anne yer crazy yo - that burke shit is the hot joints - i dig from the look of the pics

fuck "make it new"
make it blow


4:50 PM  
Anonymous homo sapien said...

This show must have something to do with McDonald's because... "I'm Loving It!"

Especially that Katie Ares "Riku" wall, and the Lindsay Jewell wall. Awesome!

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

riku rocks


6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how long is this up for?

6:28 PM  
Blogger Craig Paul said...

Hi Ann. I spoke with the artist. She said that they spelt her name wrong. Her name is Katie R. not Katie Ares. She was wondering if it could be changed on the blog. Thanks a lot Ann. Take care.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous dennisjones said...

This is some exciting shit! I like it!

9:35 PM  
Anonymous jim said...

graffiti art is what's "hot" in detroit. great...

welcome to contemporary art in the mid-'90s, motown!

and that tim burke stuff really stuck out ... as total crap.

BUT the abstract metal sculpture piece in the corner was the only good thing there. and it was actually quite great.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the grosse image, solvent space in Richmond, VA

just by the way.

1:00 PM  

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