September 24, 2013
Peter Crow‘s (BFA 1976) Three and Four: Red, Yellow & Black, is being exhibited at Cathedral Square, 360 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, Michigan, until Oct. 6, 2013 as part of ArtPrize.
“Three and Four: Red, Yellow & Black,” an oil painting on three panels, measures 64 x 153 inches, and was painted this year. Cathedral Square is an ArtPrize Showcase Venue.
September 20, 2013
Michele Oka Doner (BS Des ‘66, MFA ‘68) will present the lecture “The WPA, the NEA, and the Cave” as part of the Taubman College’s speaker series in the Art + Architecture Auditorium (Room 2014) at 6:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The Auditorium is located in the Art and Architecture Building at 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard.
Earlier this summer, Doner was featured in the remarkable photo article “Force of Nature” in the June issue of Vogue Italia.
September 20, 2013
Melanie Manos (MFA 2008) will premier her new video projection work The Climb, 54 Jefferson, at Site:Lab in Grand Rapids, MI, as part of Site:Lab’s exhibition The Not Yet for Artprize 2013. The projection will play nightly on the front facade of the building. Reception (massive party) Friday Sept. 20, 6 - 11pm at Site:Lab, 54 Jefferson. Exhibition Sept. 18 - Oct 6. Projection can be seen beginning at dusk and will play through the night.
Image: Dianne Carroll Burdick
September 13, 2013
Alyse Solomon’s (BFA 2000) complex wallpaper designs are attracting a lot of attention for the Stamps School alumna. Most recently, her paper design was featured in a spread in Conde Nast’s Lonny Magazine: her design was used to create the swimsuit as well as the background in the magazine spread.
Solomon’s work was also featured in a Detroit News article in early August about how advances in technology have born new and adventurous wallpaper designs. The article featured a photo of her work and several quotes. Solomon draws upon her background in graphic and textile design with photography to achieve “complexity, richness of pattern, even a bit of whimsy…” http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130802/LIFESTYLE01/308020008
September 12, 2013
Kayla Romberger (MFA 2013) will be serving as the full-time Public Programs intern at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City from September to December 2013. The internship will involve coordinating the museum’s adult programming and lecture series, as well as organizing research for the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Image: Installation view of Robert Irwin: Scrim Veil-Black Rectangle-Natural Light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1977)
September 12, 2013
On Wednesday, September, 25th at 4:00 p.m. The University of Michigan Library will host a reception for the exhibition Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop featuring an artist talk by UM alumnae, Toby Millman (MFA 2007), who will discuss her experiences completing a residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop to make her book, Facts on the Ground. For further information about Toby Millman, see http://www.tobymillman.com/.
Refreshments and free, full-color catalogs of the exhibition will be given away at the reception on a first come, first serve basis. The Hand, Voice & Vision exhibition, on now until October 21st, presents artists’ books by thirty-six artists published over thirty years by Women’s Studio Workshop. Curated by Kathleen Walkup, the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential contemporary book artists in America. The forty works in Hand, Voice & Vision celebrate three facets that characterize the artist’s book program at Women’s Studio Workshop: the hand-made mark of the book-maker, the unique voices and viewpoints of a broad and diverse range of artists, and the visionary nature of artwork that forges new directions in the medium of book arts. For further information about the exhibition see: http://handvoicevision.com/
September 4, 2013
Exhibition Dates: September 4 - October 17, 2013
Artist’s Reception/Artist’s Talk:: October 16, 4:30-6:30
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Gallery
Terrence Campagna’s (BFA 1999) exhibition On the Surface of the Midwest: Recent Field Work is comprised of large wall hangings made from materials the artist finds in his surroundings, usually as he is walking. Sometimes he takes cross-country walks to generate his artwork. But he often finds materials during his daily walks through the neighborhoods where he lives. “I bring what I find back to my studio and start to slowly join together and edit my findings. What’s important to me about walking is how it can root me in my body and connects me to place. When I walk my feet are touching the ground. I’m breathing in the changing air and feeling the light enter my eyes and skin. Visually, I’m taking in all the textures in my surroundings and I’m listening to whatever may be going on around and within me. I’m also intuitively feeling out what direction I want to go and where I want to stop to listen or what I’m drawn to collect and take back to the workshop.”
September 3, 2013
The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, founded by Zack Denfeld (MFA 2007) and Cat Kramer, recently published an artist book: Food Phreaking – issue #0.
Food Phreaking #0 is:
- Perfect bound
- Risograph printed by DittoPress in London
- 2-Color ink. Neon Pink & Gold
- Contains 38 short stories outlining what Food Phreaking is, and what it is not.
- Printed in an edition of 300
Food Phreaking #0 is the prequel to “Food Phreaking: The Journal of Explorations in Human Food Systems”, which we are planning to publish twice a year. “FoodPhreaking is where food, technology & open culture meet.” The Center for Genomic Gastronomy love books that are beautiful, well crafted and that people want to spend time with, but we also want our research and ideas to be free. So, if you want to take a look at the content now, or you can’t afford a book, feel free to download the PDF of FoodPhreaking #0 for free.