Saturday, August 6, 2011

365 Day 218

dropping art off at Funhouse Gallery for Unfiltered VI

Today Juana went with me to drop off my five pieces for Unfiltered VI at Mike Kelly's Funhouse Gallery located in the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit...Building 2, 3rd Floor. (Juana already took her work to the gallery when she and Doug went to the closing reception of the Vinyl Redux Show.)

Early this morning I framed up this linocut relief print...

...and this one...

then I bubble wrapped them...

...and put them in the pile with the other three pieces...

It is HUGE down there at the RIC!

The entrance to Building 2

Funhouse Gallery is on the 3rd Floor

It is a secure floor...we were a little early

looking around from where I was sitting on the stairs

the looooooooooong hallway to the gallery

entrance to the gallery

detail of entrance area

look -- two of Juana's pieces that were already there

It's Mike Kelly!

making our way back down the stairs

a window on a landing

more sightseeing on the way down the stairs

I was glad that the handrail is industrial strength, too...I was really leaning on it today...going up AND down

heading back out of the complex

I am very excited to be included in this show! Here is a little about it from the Facebook event thingy:

"Sixth annual outsider art group show. We use the term "outsider art" with the full realization that the term has become diluted, and true outsider artists don't answer call for artists and have Etsy stores for their wares. That's fine with us, we're not really interested in discovering the next Henry Darger or Adolf Wolfli. What we are interested in is showcasing some of the great self trained artists out there, some of whom certainly have an outsider aesthetic, while some fit more in the category of naive and simply want to learn how to create on their own without paying 25 thousand dollars a year for art school. Still others embrace the folk art tradition, or come from a graffiti/street art background. In it's sixth year, those that have attended previous shows know that Unfiltered has consistently presented eclectic array of primarily self taught artists, some of which are well established, while others create on the fringes and have little opportunity to show their art outside of shows like Unfiltered. The Funhouse Gallery is one of the few galleries in Detroit that supports this type of art."

Here is a list of this year's participating artists:
Justin Aerni
Anita Andersons
Johnny "Bee" Badanjek
Jennifer Bienhacker
Emi Boz
Nicolas Caeser
Dan Casado
DMC (Jim Puntigam)
Gus Fink
Dan Frasher
Took Gallagher
Holly Hinkle
Gwen Joy
James Kaufman
Mike Kelly
Franco Meloni
Rob Mills
Juana Moore
Eve Noir
Rick Petrea
Tim Pewe
Megan Renee Rahm
Ashley Reaks
Kelly Richardson
Jerry Shirts
Julia Sisi
Dale Teachout
RT Vegas
Void Pop

Opening Sat August 20th from 6-11 pm.
Runs through October 1st.
Hours Fri 5-9pm/Sat 2-6 or by appt.

Funhouse Gallery
1600 Clay Street
Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 872-4000

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