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3/15/10

ENERGY: Charles McGee at Eighty-Five - CCS Detroit and more art events

Please mark your calendars for these exciting events coming up at CCS!
Opening Friday, Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.

College for Creative Studies Center Galleries presents:

ENERGY: Charles McGee at Eighty-Five

Celebration, 2007, enamel, paper, fabric, collage on dibond, 60 x 84 inches

"ENERGY: Charles McGee at Eighty-Five" is a sixty-year retrospective of the work of one of the most important Michigan artists of the last century and was organized by Eastern Michigan University's art department. This exhibition is an abbreviated version of the original exhibition, which was presented at EMU November 9 – December 19, 2009. The exhibition and catalogue are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Also at Center Galleries...In Alumni & Faculty Hall:


Cave Drawings Curated by Matthew Hanna FA'86


Featuring:

Darcel Deneau, FA'02

Emily Duke, CR'09

Faina Lerman FA '04

Sabrina Nelson FA '91

Jocelyn Rainey FA '96

Janelle Songer CR-CE '08

Karen Sepanski CR-GL '79

Stephanie Sturton, FA'08

Both exhibitions run through April 24.


Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.


Dan Cameron, curator (Co-sponsored by Art Detroit Now!)


Cameron, one of the art world's most provocative and knowledgeable curators, comes to Detroit to talk about his experiences as curator and director of the international biennial Prospect.1 New Orleans, and its impact on post-Katrina New Orleans. The critically acclaimed exhibition included works by 81 artists from 38 countries, presented in more than two dozen galleries and public spaces throughout the city. Prospect.2 New Orleans opens later this year. Cameron has served as Senior Curator for Next Wave Virtual Arts at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and was senior curator at The New Museum from 1995 to 2006. Cameron has organized exhibitions in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Austria, Sweden and Mexico. He was artistic director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003) and was one of the curators of the Taipei Biennial in Taiwan (2006). Cameron has written extensively on contemporary art in various publications, including Artforum, Arts Magazine and Parkett and has contributed to numerous museum catalogues.


Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.


Nicole Eisenman, painter/installation artist (Co-sponsored by Museum of New Art)


During the past fifteen years, New York–based artist Nicole Eisenman has created a self-aware and psychologically probing body of work that includes installations, animations, drawings, and, with increasing focus, paintings - Brian Sholis. Since her New York debut in the 1995 Whitney Biennial, Eisenman's unique brand of humor permeates her work. Simultaneously playful, biting, and raunchy, she challenges cultural and social norms associated with gender and sexuality, popular culture, and the current art scene. In the last three years, she has had solo exhibitions in Zurich, Berlin, Mexico City, Los Angeles and New York. Artist and writer Arnold J. Kemp wrote: "Her drawing style is reminiscent of the WPA and artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Mangold and Paul Cadmus, but hers is a complexity that belies its accessibility." The recipient of Joan Mitchell and Guggenheim awards, Eisenman is represented by Leo Koenig Inc in New York City.


The Woodward Lecture Series is made possible by a generous endowment gift from an anonymous donor.


**All lectures are free and open to the public.


**Free parking available in the CCS Parking Structure, located on Brush Street, just north of Frederick Douglass.


Lectures take place in:

The Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium

Walter B. Ford II Building (corner of John R and Frederick Douglass)

Walter and Josephine Ford Campus

College for Creative Studies

For more information call: 313.664.7800

or click on http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/