Thursday, August 23, 2007

kate russo @ motor city


Anonymous Anonymous said...

stunningly bad and boring.


12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no way.

very wonderful pieces.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

micky thomas called - she wants her intellectual property back.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is micky thomas?

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this stuff is bad enough to be in the "new acquisitions" bin at Klein Mart.

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay.Tony, what is the relationship as you see it between what Rizzo is doing with her beaded portraits and Mickalene Thomas' paintings?

I dont understand why Thomas should want her "intelectual property' back, as you define it.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Her name isn't rizzo!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who knew beads could be so painterly? :)

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait- who knew beads could LOOK so painterly? yeah that sounds righter. heh ;)

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These make me think of what would happen if my grandmother got into my studio and submerged my painting in a box of go- go glitter.

These are so be-dazzlers, as seen on tv.

Some one spent way to much time at Micheal's arts and crafts. See what happens when the suburban art student returns home from art school. They find the beads!!!!!!!

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, what catty comments. criticism is great, but generic mean comments aren't very helpful.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous, Your snide comment about the "suburban art student" is pissy.

Look up the work of Liza Lou. She had a difficult time in art school because her painting teachers couldnt get their minds around a student using beads.....they called it kitschy and dismissed her.

Liza left school and stayed with the beads. One of her signature series of works were beaded portraits of every president of the United States; this series was shown at CCS when the Gallery was in the lobby of the Park Shelton

To make a long story short, she perservered mightily, because she found an audience that respected the fierceness of her statements, regardless of the media.

She has received every award in the book. Her beaded works and installations are awesome, and sell for much.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this work! Its fresh!

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could you fix the artist's name....Its Kate RUSSO

Thanks for posting the images,especially the close-ups; I couldnt get to the show.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the impact of lisa lou's work comes from the amount of obsessive time consuming labor that goes into the making of her many elaborate installations - they are so over the top that one cannot take notice. perhaps if russo's work took on a larger scale they would have far more punch and not remain as craft fetishes.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liza Lou did small,intimately scaled works at the beginning of her career, which is where Kate Russo is now...this young artist is very talented and just finished school.

I have no doubt that when she has the same tools at her disposal that Liza Lou has----large teams of workers to build installations, money from grants and sales to pay them----that the vision and the scale for her works will grow exponentially.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somebody oughta start up a group called Haters Anonymous. i'd do it, but i'm too busy paintin.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anno Nimmous said...

whatever happened to this artist? never heard of any shows after this one

3:56 PM  

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