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!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for doing this gallery Ann. I really enjoyed the art, people, and space. Thanks for all the inspiration and extra set of eyes in our Detroit art world- I always appreciated the recap from you when I couldn't make it to somthing (because there is often too much to see and go too!)

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a great show.

I was there most of the evening - everybody I talked to said they thought it was really well done. melanie manos' "performance sculpture" or whatever you wanna call it seemed to be getting big buzz, but everything looked good and worked well together.

attendance while I was there seemed very good, but it should have been even better.

here's my question(s): WHERE WAS THE HILBERRY CROWD? WHERE WAS THE MOCAD CROWD? HELL, WHERE WAS THE MONA CROWD? WHERE WAS THE CCS CROWD? Way to support the one person (Ann) who has supported all of you over the last three years.

Ann's on to bigger and better things than giving of herself and getting nothing in return from this so-called "community."

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people showed up....and Dylan was there to serve vitamin water. Great show Ann and i wish you the best.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should take over the blog after Ann leaves. Consider it man.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"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.)"?????????????????????????

Wow...I mean you did put a few weeks into your "gallery". I think you can call yourself an official gallery owner with reason to hate it and be worn out by it. BRAVO!!!!! Take a bow!!!

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the mona crowd was at the big momma's 90th birthday dinner in waterford.

thought there'd be other ops, like previous two. this show needs other ops. hope they can still happen.

11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one needs to take over the blog!!!!!!!! While I appreciate what Ann was doing I think it's time for the Blog to end. The comments posting have brought out the worst in Detroit artist attitudes and the pictures are seen as a substitution for experiencing the actual shows.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon- so the blog should end so that no one sees the dirty laundry (terribly negative comments)? That doesn't make much sense. Though I agree that this blog 1. comes up very high on most search engines and 2. can give a negative view to people wanting to learn more about the detroit artists community, for instance people thinking of moving to Det, showing Det work, or considering the art schools in the area.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does that girl in the jean jacket in the last picture have a boyfriend? she was super cute!!
how bout when ann leaves we change this to a detroitartists dating site? don't get me wrong- i love this site and will miss it- really! it remains to be seen how the style and content will change IF someone takes it over... in the meantime~ local creative singles need dates! haha make fun, but i'm serioussss :O

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um, yeah. that's her b-friend standing next to her. she is pretty hot though.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The blog also makes it so people, that don't go to see the shows, or maybe even live in a different city, feel like they have to let there opinion be know based on bad digital photos. The blog isn't showing Detroit's dirty laundry, it's breeding it.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that a self deprecating comment m?

2:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The echo of Brenda Goodman's comment at a DIA lecture that "if you can make it in detroit you can make it anywhere" has always ringed true.

I find it very frustrating to hear pampered people say that it is so easy to move the needle here.. it is so easy to make something happen. It is incredibly hard to do anything here!!!

That is the reality unless you are in Hour Magazine dream and on their top 4o entreprenuers under 40 list or are hoping to be. Or for some reason you are embraced by everyone (if so watch out for your ass).

This I have witnessed first hand.

Yes I do feel someone new should manage this blog rather than have the attitude that If i can't do it no one will. That would show a service to detroit.

Besides you would think a blog like this would bring out conversations that just are not had at openings or other situations. But that never really seemed to happen much. People only seemed to react with any meat of conversation when something negative is said. Good experiment though.

Rather, this continued insider and rumor talk approach to art world happenings is embraced. Not really a persuit of truth but perpetuation of and control of image, idea and structure.

Anyhow, i will keep on keepin on!~Peace

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

curtis work looks like it was done by an angsty teenager.

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are artists so angsty?

5:24 PM  
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