"Man & Nature" - CASS CAFE - Artist Reception Fri Sept 12th 7-10pm
“Man And Nature”
New art by Gary Eleinko at Cass Cafe(August 24 – November 8, 2008)
* Public reception: Friday, September 12, 7 - 10 pm
"Cass Cafe is excited to announce the exhibition “Man and Nature” new art by Gary Eleinko currently on view in the gallery. This exhibition is comprised of mixed media artwork whose imagery is derived from the artists’ personal interests in horticulture, geography and science. The exhibition is a reflection on the effects of mankind’s altering of the natural world, and presents images of what might be considered nature’s revenge on mankind.
Of the work, Mr. Eleinko states: “In previous years or decades, my work usually involved repeating geometric structures and elements, often triangular and x shaped. Since leaving education and a routinized life a couple of years ago, my art also has taken on new directions, becoming less structured and more eclectic. Some of the works relate to plant shapes, forms and fantasies. Others depict forces of nature that have physical presence and destructive power. A third part reflects on the future as man alters nature, depletes resources and is a commentary on the wasteful obsolescence of material goods created for our convenience.”
Mr. Eleinko has been active in the Detroit art community as an artist and educator for the past four decades, and has received numerous awards and honors for his work. He earned both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Painting from Wayne State University in Detroit. His work has been exhibited locally and regionally since 1972. Mr. Eleinko produces his art at his Corktown studio, just blocks from his home in the same Detroit neighborhood.The exhibition at Cass Cafe Gallery includes 24 works that range greatly in size, structure and composition.
From small constructions of approximately one by two feet up to the large scale “Enigma” installed in the front of the gallery at nearly ten feet by ten feet in size.
Video of the exhibition has been posted on YouTube Part one of two videos can be accessed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEmEGM6BGTA
The second part can be accessed from that same user’s list. Mr. Eleinko’s personal website is: www.geleinko.com
The exhibition is on view now through November 8. A reception with the artist will take place Friday September 12, from 7 until 10 p.m.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sunday 5 p.m. – 12mn.
4620 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
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