May 10, 2008 to July 28, 2008
Opening Reception: May 10 at 7 PM
This is the first exhibition in a series that MOCAD is launching exploring contemporary art in the Detroit area. The concept of the series is to effectively document the recent history: that is of the last forty years. The seven artists or groups participating were selected on the merits of their work and for their various connections to the place. For the 2008 exhibition MOCAD has chosen the following seven artists to highlight: Ellen Cantor, Maurice Greenia Jr. (Maugre), Jim Gustafson, Allie McGhee, Heather McGill, Gordon Newton, and the artist collective TIME STEREO.
Ellen Cantor grew up in the City and mines her memories in abstract ways for videos and drawings. Maurice Greenia Jr. (Maugre)’s chalk drawings have appeared on various buildings in Detroit; poet and performance artist Jim Gustafson’s written and visual work will be exhibited. Allie McGhee plans an original installation that includes his landscape-based paintings. An installation by Heather McGill will combine her sculpture and prints, which transform the images and processes of the auto culture. Gordon Newton has been assembling large industrial sculptures since the 1960s of which highlights will be exhibited as he plans a new installation covering the entrance of the museum. TIME STEREO is also planning on bringing an installation to MOCAD that will include popular culture images, music, and structural forms.
This exhibition opens May 10th with an opening reception at 7pm and continues through July 28, 2008.
As apart of the TIME STEREO installation, there will be various performances at MOCAD scheduled for viewers. See the schedule below:
TIME STEREO UFO FACTORY EVENTS SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 10
With Time Stereo deejays
Saturday, May 24
ART OPENING: BLACK AND BLACK
Friday, June 6
MUSIC: ? & THE MYSTERIANS w/ F'KE BLOOD
Saturday, June 14
PERFORMANCE: WOLFMAN FREEDOM RALLY
Sunday, June 15
KIDS CONFERENCE: ELECTRIC KALIMBA CONFERENCE
In conjunction with Children + Family Day
Saturday, June 28
PERFORMANCE: SUPERNATURAL LAW
Saturday, July 12
MUSIC: INFINITY PEOPLE VS. FROG PEOPLE VS. FOREST PEOPLE
Saturday, July 19
ART OPENING: ROBOT HEART