Gallery News


Graem Whyte at MOCAD DEPE Space

Graem Whyte: Recreate/Re-Create!
May 11 to June 2, 2013

DEPE Space is the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s new residency program for creative and spirited individuals of any discipline who are interested in a project which focuses on learning and visitor engagement. Launched in 2012, the residency length ranges from one week to one month and ties conceptually to MOCAD’s exhibition programming.

Detroit artist Graem Whyte’s practice explores the space between architecture and fine art. His work utilizes a wide array of materials and often combines mythology, architecture, Chewbacca, the landscape, and patterns of mathematics and nature with a wry sense of humor.

Read about this project.

Greg Fadell shows new work in CHROMA, at UICA

May 31 – August 18, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, May 31, 5-8:30 PM

The Chroma exhibition features artwork that focuses on color, or the lack of color, as the central element of expression.

Read about this exhibit.

Adam Shirley for Alessi

September 28, 2012

The Italian home accessories manufacturer Alessi recently collaborated with Cranbrook Academy of Art for a collection of alumni-designed tableware. Four of those designs were put into production and are now available in Alessi retail stores and online. The products include two designs by Metalsmithing alum Adam Shirley (’10); the Dear Charlie banana holder by John Truex (3D Design ’06); and the perforated Trellis fruit bowl by Klinker, who is also a 1996 alum of the Design Department.

View Adam Shirley’s Pinch Vase and V Tray designs for Alessi.

Graem Whyte at Oakland University Art Gallery

September 8, 2012

Remain Calm: Graem Whyte
September 8 – October 7, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8 6-8PM
Curated by: Dick Goody

The artistic practice of Graem Whyte lies at the intersection of family, community, collaboration, craftsmanship, metaphysics and the imaginative of repurposing materials.  In this exhibition he focuses on four projects paralleling themes drawn from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  The resulting sculptures and installations encourage relational involvement.  They are not merely to be contemplated, the viewer is invited to participate and engage, to complete the work.

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Ian Swanson at BOSI Contemporary in New York

September 5, 2012

Curated by Jason Stopa

September 1st – September 23rd 2012

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present Aggro Crag, a group exhibition featuring ten painters working and living in New York City. Derived from the Nickelodeon game show Guts, the title refers to the innocence, nostalgia, and ephemera from the early 1990s. Featuring Trudy Benson, Polly Shindler, Ian Swanson, Joyce Pensato, Katherine Bradford, Devin Troy Strother, Jason Stopa, Amy Feldman, Russel Tyler and Austin Eddy this exhibition highlights simple gestures and digital culture. Paramount to this exhibition is the artists’ capacity to manipulate form and color to create visually powerful imagery.

Read more about this exhibit.

Ian Swanson interviewed by ARTCRIT

May, 2012
Ian Swanson, painter, sculptor and sound artist, by Aderyn Wood.

This interview is part of the Oral History Initiative, a living archive of conversations with artists, curators, critics and notable art world figures.

Adam Shirley included in exhibit at the Cranbrook Art Museum

March 4, 2012

Material Workshop
Cranbrook for Alessi

March 3 through March 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 6pm
Archives Reading Room (lower level gallery of Cranbrook Art Museum)

The exhibition “Cranbrook for Alessi,” features prototypes created in a collaborative workshop initiated by the Italian design factory Alessi at Cranbrook Academy of Art. The 2009 workshop brought together artists and designers from the Academy’s Metalsmithing and 3D Design departments for a week of open-ended explorations of metal forms and techniques. The resulting prototypes are a mix of material studies, product proposals, and pre-production samples that demonstrate both the hands-on craft and cutting-edge design work. Alessi has approved four designs for the consumer market which will be launched in the latter half of 2012.

Read more about this exhibit:

Cedric Tai

Cedric Tai currently has an exhibit at New City Space in Glasgow, UK: Concept, Structure, Torture, Survival, Title
The exhibit runs through March 23, 2012.

03.02.12, 6 – 10pm (Performance at 7pm)
Artist Talk
03.10.12, 4 – 6pm
Closing Party
03.23.12, 6 – 10pm

New City Space is an art gallery established in October 2011 near the Glasgow School of Art:

Megan Heeres

February 20, 2012
Open Letters interviews Megan Heeres about her current work. Megan Heeres is represented by Re:View Gallery and has her first solo exhibit opening March 17, 2012.

Ian Swanson in group show at Center Galleries

January 24, 2012
Ian Swanson will be included in a group show titled Grid List. The exhibition will be in view from January 27 – March 3, 2012.

Opening reception: Fri. Jan. 27, 6-8pm
Center Galleries
College for Creative Studies
301 Frederick Douglass
Detroit, MI 48202 USA
T: 313-664-7806