Thursday, August 30, 2007

Upcoming Travel

Sorry it's been a slow blogging week for me. Don't worry I feel guilty too :) This week I have been busy moving out of the gallery and starting to plan and get ready to also move out of my house and go to europe leaving mid october. If there is anyone out there in europe who might live in these cities/areas give me an email, I would love any travel tips or keys to the local art scene! Thanks!

All of Italy
(maybe Spain)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

...and staying on a sad note (also below) here is a nice tribute to elizabeth murray by saltz.

Monday, August 27, 2007

I keep forgetting to post this story from nymag. This was in the news a couple weeks ago but this story explains the sad events of the double suicides of two well known artists - Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

good bye yacht club gallery: REHAB

REHAB @ yacht club gallery
Spend enough time doing anything and you’ll probably, eventually, begin to hate it … this holds true for art as well. But after the reactionary period and the runaway period, there can be a love rekindled.
(I couldn't ask for a better ending.)

So if you couldn't make it out to our last show I will give you some spoiler pics, seeing it was just a one night show. I think we saved our best show for the end and are super happy with the outcome! For all those who made it out to the shows, a big thanks! I feel very satisfied with my original intent of the space: to show local with national artists, and number two: to show that anyone can make things happen in this city if you take initiative. It has been a lot of fun and very rewarding curating these shows and bringing in some wonderful talent. I hate to get all sentimental, but the gallery has been an opportunity to show some of the art that I have been really into lately and has rekindled a new love for this city. It is oh so easy, trust me, to just sit back and say what you like and what you don't like about shows these days, but once you are on the other side it is definitely a different story. I would love to continue some sort of space in LA but I will have to see how things work out and if I can marry any rich movie stars...kiddin! Oh, also a special shout out to Gallery 40000 in chicago for driving out and contributing an artist for this show and also the first one. This is a prime example of the possibilities that are out there if you just do a little digging.....
For now...enjoy the pics. Thanks again.

jeffrey mathews (detroit) - The Psycholanalytical Converter is in Control, 2007, mixed media

melanie manos (ann arbor) - Filling the Void, performance/mixed media sculpture. 2007

johannes deyoung (ny), The Flying Dutchman, installation; dvd, paintings, mixed media. 2007

curtis glenn - Untitled, assemblage 2007

david coyle (chicago)

Untitled, oil on canvas 2007

...and there was one, oil on canvas 2007

What Was Left, oil on canvas 2007

Come In/ Keep Out, oil on canvas 2007

clare rojas - Untitled (Naked Man Series), Litho 2005

Again, I will mention that I hope someone takes over the space.....just let me know if you interested!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

yacht club gallery final opening this saturday!

Don't miss our last show...

yacht club gallery presents:

Opening: Saturday, August 25th, 6-10pm
2750 Yemans St.
Hamtramck, MI 48212

exhibiting artists:

david coyle (chicago)
johannes deyoung (new york)
melanie manos (ann arbor)
jeffrey mathews (detroit)
clare rojas (san francisco)

Spend enough time doing anything and you’ll probably,
eventually, begin to hate it … this holds true for art as well.
But after the reactionary period and the runaway period,
there can be a love rekindled.

yacht club gallery

the flog / LA

I'm always searching for interesting art blogs and I found this LA based blog that has a similar style to mine. Lots of local gallery pics mixed with links and galleries and also a very smart calender on the left side. The site is run by Fette, a french visual artist who now also runs an independent gallery space in LA.

news and such

I could have done a billion annoying links to these stories or... just check out the new artkrush mailer for yourself.
oh, yeah...germany loves public outdoor sculpture. check out Skulptur Projekte Münster 07.

Joel Sheesley @ KIDD

I don't want to give too much away before the opening...but I won't be able to make it out to KIDD saturday so I wanted to post some pics now. Go here for more info.

...and a couple pieces from the back, black walls and great lighting makes for some sexy pics!

David Klein Gallery...what's new...

I was in Birmingham today (eating a very yummy lunch at Streetside) and stopped into Klein and KIDD galleries to check out what was happening. Klein (this post), until Sept. 15th has their "new acquisitions" on display and KIDD is preparing for their opening saturday, which I will give some sneak peek pics, seeing I won't be able to attend due to the yacht club's opening.

norman bluhm

lester johnson

richard stankiewicz

Diary of Reverend Jen

I am obsessed with travel logs. I always have been. And what makes for the best travel logs, whether it be books or articles or tv documentaries/shows is the addition of food or art. Stir in the elements of humor, escapism, crazy stories and some good culture and I am a happy camper. That is why I probably love this piece by artnet's new "art star" writer, Reverend Jen. Be sure to look for her reviews on artnet. The are the least pretentious and most fun reviews I have read in a some time. They are not the most academic reviews but there are very entertaining and mix up the reviews on artnet.

kate russo @ motor city