Rachel Reynolds Z
July 23 – August 21, 2016
Taking time to celebrate is important. The value of this may reveal itself in the process of doing the work to schedule and prepare for a yard party or festival. Many of the daily traces of life are put away and amusements are brought into play. Temporarily clearing rooms, lawns, and lots provides space to meet with friends, relax, dance, and even reflect on similarities between individual walks of life, ages, and histories.
You are invited to celebrate with us and participate in this exhibition. Toss a beanbag. Swing on the glider. View the potatoes. Stand under a glowing circle. Look closely at a photograph or drawing. Walk behind the giant Comic Foreground.
We look forward to hearing what you find.
Enjoy the ride!
RACHEL REYNOLDS Z received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the College for Creative Studies in 2000 and graduated with a MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier in 2007. When Reynolds Z isn’t working creatively in her Hamtramck studio, she shares her knowledge of art with students at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, adult learners at the Flint Institute of Arts, painters meeting weekly in Grosse Pointe, youth in Farmington Hills organized by the Farmington Hills’ Cultural Arts Division and private lessons to high school home-schoolers. Reynolds Z has served as a Visiting Artist and lectured about her work at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio, Madonna University in Livonia, Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills, the Farmington Public Library by invitation from the Farmington Art Foundation and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial by invitation from the Ibex Art Club. She exhibits her work regularly in both group and solo shows at local galleries. In between creating art and working as an educator, Rachel loves to travel, eat, listen to live music, garden, hike, scuba dive, watch basketball and in between all of that, relax.
ROBERT ZAHORSKY studied Visual Communication at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the College for Creative Studies in 2000. He owns and operates a commission-based fabrication business and sculpture studio in Hamtramck. Zahorsky has lectured about his work for the Farmington Art Foundation in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He exhibited work in the collaborative exhibition, Phases of an Image at the Center Galleries in Detroit, and in Shared Tendencies, at Marygrove College, Detroit. He served as a Visiting Artist demonstrating glass casting at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion opening. In addition to drawing and sculpting, Robert enjoys motorcycles, scuba diving, rappelling and cooking.
CORRIE BALDAUF received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Kansas City Art Institute in 2006 and her Master of Fine Arts Degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009. Her thesis, “Points and Halos” examined the ways that drawing and sculpture frame and spotlights human interaction. As a 2011 Kresge fellow, she continued her interactive “Optimism Filter Project” as a method for sharing new views of Metropolitan Detroit cities. In 2013, visitors to Detroit started requesting tours to view the city through the “Optimism Filters.” Her art practice is based out of a shared studio space in Corktown, Detroit. She prefers though, to walk her art around the city of Detroit. She doesn’t think her art seems as alive sitting in her studio as it does when it is in the hands of other people. Her Optimism Filter Project was featured in Lille, France at Lille 3000. Baldauf’s art has appeared in German Art Magazine, Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, Hyperallergic, and Lufthansa Exclusive Magazine.