October 25, 2014
Julie Eisenberg Pitman (BFA 1993) will be exhibiting her work at The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn NY.
Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Part 1
The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY
October 25 – November 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25, 4-6 PM
Gallery Hours: Fri – Sun, Noon - 6 PM
Juried by Claire Gilman, Curator at the Drawing Center
Curated by Yuko Nii, Assisted by Rebecca Cuomo
Throughout human history, paper has been essential in countless developments that have transformed the way we think, live, and act. Paper as we know it today originated in China over 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). The ancient Silk Road eventually brought paper to the West, where it was quickly adopted and widely used. Since its genesis, paper has been valued for its relatively easy, cost-effective production and functional versatility.
In 1453, Johann Gutenberg invented the first printing press in Germany – an innovation that revolutionized the spread of information and initiated a proliferation of literacy and scholarship. For centuries, printed publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers and pamphlets were the primary sources for information and communication. In recent years, however, these printed publications are becoming obsolete as we increasingly rely on digital platforms. In addition to this paradigm shift, environmental concerns are cited as reason to abandon published print and reduce paper products in favor of a more eco-friendly digital alternative.
Artists who use paper as the primary medium for their artworks defy the mainstream understanding of books as antiquated artifacts and paper as a cheap, disposable commodity. These materials are used as points of departure for infinite creative possibilities achieved through drawing, painting, cutting, carving, printing, folding, sculpting, and assembling art that highlights the universality of paper.
Julie Eisenberg Pitman: OBJECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS I
October 22, 2014
Low Standards, High Life: A collaborative* multimedia exhibition and performance between Paula Schubatis (BFA 2013) and Dessi Terzieva surveilling the utilitarian possibilities of nostalgia and the silliness of idealization. Visitors are advised to come hungry.
*an unnatural act between two unconsenting adults
The exhibition will take place on Friday, October 24 from 7:00 to 10:00PM, with a performance from 7:00 to 8:30 in Da Bedroom, 9386 Mcdougall, Hamtramck, MI.
Da Bedroom is the live, work, and gallery space of Paula Schubatis and Dessi Terzieva. In Da Bedroom, local artists are encouraged to share experimental work with the community and each other in an informal setting, and respond to the constraints of exhibiting work in an active live/work environment. The mission of Da Bedroom is to foster a new way to experience art, and facilitate spontaneous social sculpture.
October 21, 2014
Melanie Manos (MFA 2008) is a featured artist for Detroit Performs! airing on Detroit Public Television Tuesday, October 21. Manos was interviewed this past summer about her visual and performance work while she was preparing and installing her solo exhibition at Re:View Contemporary, Detroit. A trailer for the episode can be found on YouTube. The episode features: Self-taught singer-songwriter Audra Kubat; Interdisciplinary artist Melanie Manos; Painter, curator and punk rock musician Stephanie Rond. Plus, host DJ Olliver tours the Re:View Gallery in Detroit.
Photo credit: Eric Wheeler
October 20, 2014
Chris Landau (MFA 2006) recently worked with his colleagues at OLIN on rendering and design for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington DC.
OLIN worked with Internationally recognized architecture firm, OMA, founded by Rem Koolhaas. The bridge aims to connect two neighborhoods in DC, the Navy Yard and Anacostia.
October 20, 2014
Chin-Azzaro, an art, design and photography firm comprised of husband and wife team, Nick (BFA 2004) and Yen (BFA 2003) Azzaro, is opening a storefront space in Ypsilanti this November.
Located at 9 S. Washington Street in historic downtown Ypsilanti, the space will serve as a photography and teaching studio and art exhibition space. There’s also an office for consulting and appraisals. Yen and Nick are working on a calendar of events including discounted portraits (for those with 48197/98 zip codes), Holiday Happy Hour Headshots, and collaborations with Ypsilanti Public School programs Bright Futures and Art Around Town.
October 20, 2014
Cynthia Greig’s (MFA 1995) solo exhibition the nearest distance opens Thursday, Oct. 16th at Fred Torres Gallery in Chelsea, NY.
For this special opening we will feature Cynthia’s current work which focuses on physical spaces intrinsic to the art world, and considers the threshold between the spaces of creative production and those in which the aesthetic, critical and economic valuation of art occurs via its public display. An exhibition catalogue with essays by Welsh artist and curator, Peter Finnemore and Director of MOCA London, Michael Petry, has been produced in conjunction with the exhibition.
The exhibition will be on display Tuesday - Saturday, until November 29.
Fred Torres Gallery
505 West 28th Street
Between 10th & 11th Ave.
Chelsea, NY 10001
October 8, 2014
New work by William Singer (BFA 2010) and Kelsey Shultis (BFA 2010) is featured in Dead Animals and Drapes: A Still Life, opening Nov. 20 from 6 - 10 pm at 2739 Edwin St., Hamtramck, MI.
Dead Animals and Drapes: A Still Life
New work by William Singer and Kelsey Shultis
Opening Reception: November 20th, 2014, 6 - 10 pm
2739 Edwin St.
September 29, 2014
Assistant Professor Osman Khan’s “House” and Alisha Wessler’s (MFA 2013) “From Afar It Is an Island”, both featured in Meijer Gardens’ ArtPrize exhibition, “Highly Recommended: Emerging Sculptors”, are on the 3-D juror’s shortlist for ArtPrize 2014.
See the ArtPrize 2014 Jurors’ Shortlist: Top 25 entries, venues | MLive.com
Image: Chris Clark | MLive.com
September 29, 2014
The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut, a group exhibition of six international, national and local printmakers including Stamps alumna Amanda Lilleston (MFA 2012). Curated by Endi Poskovic, Professor of Art and Design at Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, this dynamic, season-opening exhibition seeks to reveal the 19th-century Romantic landscape tradition of Northern Europe as the origin of modern abstraction, a premise set forth in the 1970s essays by renowned American art historian and professor, Robert Rosenblum (1927-2006). The artists in this exhibition explore themes of memory, the sublime, deity, transformation, revival, intimations of mortality, as well as ideas about nationality, displacement, and reconciliation. The exhibition includes groupings of large prints, individual prints, artists’ books, as well as a three-dimensional work suspended from above.
Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut coincides with the panel Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut organized and chaired by Endi Poskovic for Print City: Detroit 2014 (Sept. 24-27), the biennial conference of the Mid-America Print Council, held this year on the Wayne State University campus.
Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut
September 12, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
September 27, 2014
Norie Sato (BFA 1971) has received two major awards recently. In June 2014, she was awarded the Public Art Network Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts at their national convention in Nashville, TN. Recently, she was awarded the Governor’s Art and Heritage Award for an Individual Artist from the Governor of Washington State where she has lived since leaving Ann Arbor in 1972. Her public artwork can be found in many cities around the country.
September 23, 2014
In or around NYC? Come out and join fellow alums from 7-9 pm on Tues., Sept. 30. Hosted by Sara Radin (BA 2011) and Ellen Rosengard, (BFA 2011).
260 West 26th Street/Second floor
Let us know you’re coming with an rsvp to Sara or Ellen:
September 23, 2014
Literati Bookstore and The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are pleased to welcome Stamps alumna Julie Pincus (BFA 1983) and Nichole Christian, co-authors of Canvas Detroit, for a book talk and signing on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm.
About Canvas Detroit
Detroit’s unique and partly abandoned cityscape has scarred its image around the world for decades. But in the last several years journalists have begun to view the city through a different lens, focusing on the wide range of contemporary artists finding inspiration amid the emptiness and adding a more complex chapter to the story of a city long labeled as a haunting symbol of U.S. economic decline. In Canvas Detroit, Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian combine vibrant full-color photography of the city’s much-buzzed-about art scene with thoughtful narrative that explores the art and artists that are re-creating Detroit.
Canvas Detroit captures hundreds of pieces of artwork in many forms—including large-scale and small-scale murals, sculptures, portraits, light projections, wearable art, and installations (made with wood, glass, living plants, fiber, and fabric). Works are situated in both obvious and more hidden spaces, including on and in houses, garages, factories, alleyways, doors, and walls, while some structures have been entirely transformed into art. Pincus and Christian profile internationally known figures like Banksy, Matthew Barney, and Tyree Guyton; prominent Detroit artists such as Scott Hocking, Jerome Ferretti, and Robert Sestock; and collectives like Power House Productions, Hygenic Dress League, the Empowerment Plan, and Theatre Bizarre. Canvas Detroit also features contributions by Marion Jackson, John Gallagher, Michael H. Hodges, Rebecca R. Hart, and Linda Yablonsky that contextualize the current artistic moment in the city.
This beautifully designed and informative volume showcases the stunning breadth and depth of artwork currently being done in Detroit. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in arts and culture in the city.
Julie Pincus is an award-winning graphic designer specializing in brand identity and communications for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit arts organizations, and foundations. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and her MFA from Yale University. Born and raised in metropolitan Detroit, Julie now lives in New York City with her husband.
Nichole Christian is a writer who began her career at some of the nation’s top news outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and the Detroit Free Press. Her work appears in the books A Detroit Anthology, Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood and Portraits 9/11/01: The Collected “Portraits of Grief” from the New York Times. She holds a BA in journalism from Wayne State University and lives in suburban Detroit with her husband and daughter.
124 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
September 22, 2014
Cooper Holoweski‘s (BFA 2004) piece Katabasis will be screened/performed as part of DLectricty in Detroit on Fri., Sept. 26th and Sat., Sept. 27th at the CCS Ford Kresge Building. Each night will include two outdoor performances at 9 and 11 pm.
The CCS Ford Kresge building is located across the courtyard from the corner of John R and East Kirby.
Katabasis is a 40-minute video landscape with live audio performance that moves the viewer though an elaborately constructed Sketchup junkyard to explore the themes of death and rebirth. In various world mythologies Katabasis refers to a trip to the underworld. The trance-like animation of this film carries viewers through an underworld wasteland of 3D models through the journey from death to rebirth.