Tonight I attended a couple of art openings with a friend in the great city of Detroit. It was a beautiful night, nearly 50 degrees, clear skies – a slight breeze that wasn’t cold but rather hinted at winter’s dying efforts.
I say this knowing full well that by doing so I will cause it to snow at least 4 times in the next two weeks.
It was a nice way to spend the third day of the extravaganza that is Spring Break 2006!!!!! Likely to be the last spring break I ever have in my life. Isn’t that horrific?
Yesterday was spent in Ann Arbor at a symposium concerning libraries and mass digitization — and I’ll probably write something up about that tomorrow – even though it has already been written up to death in cyberspace — noone has yet managed to do it from my perspective.
Anyways. The Openings.
I haven’t been to an opening in a while — and these galleries were buzzing. People were knocking elbows and it was crazy hectic crowded. So aside from habitually picking at myself – which I do when I’m completely freaked out, it was quite the experience. My friend’s friend Maurice – who had a few works in a showing at the Cass Cafe – was kind enough to let us in on another showing a few blocks down on Woodward. The three of us headed over there — and it was AWESOME. I loved it. I don’t think I’ve ever thought of throwing down $350 for something before on the spot — but never have I wanted to more.
Take a gander for yourself at some of Chris Dean’s lenticular art. All you KISS fans out there – pay particular attention to that first work in the series…
This link’ll refresh you on what lenticular is — and you should read the info link on Dean’s own page — where he talks about his work. Reading it over again, his use of the word “fun” is EXACTLY it. That room was electric — and people were beaming. Great stuff.