Here are some images from Amsterdam and Brussels before and during the show.
The lovely bearded man is Timothy McMahon who curated the show :)
Well Timothy McMahon and I arrived in Amsterdam the other day to meet with Iris Eichenberg and Réka Feketa in order to pick up the rest of the work the exhibition in Brussels. Having given ourselves a little time we were lucky enough to spend a day at the beach before having a nice dinner with Iris at Réka's home. The following day we enjoyed a bit of critiquing before heading off to Belgium to install. Normally I really enjoy the trains in Europe but that day was quite chaotic since we ended up on the wrong one! In the end we made it safe, sound and tired to Brussels.
Today, Friday, we worked on the install and everything is looking great at the gallery. After some finishing touches tomorrow we will be more than ready for the opening at 18:00!! If you are on this side of the pond do come see the show. Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker will be open until the 23rd of August Tuesday - Saturday 14:00-18:00.
After the opening tomorrow I'll be sure to share lots of images!
In the slideshow beneath you will find images from some of my recent adventures. I do apologize for being behind on my postings.
-Linden Museum in Stuttgart
-Country side wind mills
-Alissa Lamarre, visiting my studio
-Documenta 13 in Kassel
-Alissa Lamarre, birthday!
Things have been very busy! I hope to have a nice full post to you soon. Until then here is a sample of what will be at Butcher, Baker, Candlestick-maker.
The past few days have been quite busy! During the week Jen visited and we did some sight seeing as well as enjoyed some time at the Kunstlerhaus. After she headed back home I had a studio visit on Friday which I found very refreshing. Later that night I went out to a few openings in Berlin such as Body/Controlled #4 - bio interfacing and an open studio night at the university.
Saturday I headed out to Stuttgart! The weather was not ideal for travel but all is safe and sound. Being in Stuttgart I went to visit the 72 Hour Urban Action even that took place here. There was a group of Cranbrook students which of course just made the will to go even stronger. It seems it was quite the experience for all with the limited time, language and sleep! Also, it rained for the whole 72 hours and everything was outdoors so you can only imagine.
After saying farewells and see you laters to the 72HUA group I was lucky enough to visit an artist at the Akademie Schloss Solitude residency. During my first week in Berlin I met Youki Hirakawa and his girlfriend, who are currently at Solitude. They gave a warm welcome and a lovely tour of their studios and the facilities at Schloss. We were also fortunate enough to visit the studio of Marianthi and Pe Lang. Being that it is a small world it turns out I saw Pe Lang's solo show in London when I visited in March. It was really great to talk to them both and see their process in the studio.
Find more about each artist and the residency here:
Well I have been here for about two weeks now and love it of course. During my time here I have met some of the other artists doing residencies here. They are great people to enjoy artist talks and dinners with I must say. If you would like to know some of my neighbors please check out www.bethanien.de .
Other than that I have done some walking about and exploring as well as visiting the Hause der Dinge. Hause der Dinge is basically a museum of objects and I really loved spending my rainy afternoon in their space. There was also an art opening at the Bethanien Gallery which included one of the residents here from Australia. It had a great layout and an even better turn out, so congrats!
Some of the images I have included are of the art chats, the show at Bethanien, Carson Grubaugh's work on this years Mercedes-Benz museum pass and package, some shots from around town as well as from the studio.
This week Jen Reich from Cranbrook is visiting me for a few days. After her visit I will be going to Stuttgart for the 72 hour Urban Action even as well as some other sight seeing opportunities. Upon my return I have another visitor! Alissa Lamarre, also a student from Cranbrook. She and I will be finishing up work for the exhibition in Brussels, Belgium as well as some running around the city here in Berlin!!
Have a great weekend!
(More by Carson Grubaugh can be found at - http://www.hodtech.net/ )
June 30th, 2012
So it is Saturday, been in Berlin for a few days now. Did some sleeping to try and get past the jet lag. Did some shopping to get settled in and do some cooking her in the studio. Thursday I went out on a search for an art supply store but think I did a couple of wrong turns. Instead of the art store I made my way to Alexanderplatz and spent some time there and had a bite to eat.
Yesterday I went out to Bauhaus, basically Berlin's Home Depot but better in some ways. There I got a few things to toy with as well as things needed to finish up my pieces for the show win Brussels. After spending about an hour there I got some more food stuffs and headed home to make dinner before going out. Two of the interns that have been here for the past two months were celebrating their last work day at Cafe Brugge so we all met for a drink. A good few of the artists are away on holiday but I got to meet and talk with some of the residents here. It is crazy how fast time flies here since I am not use to their hours of daylight. Before I knew it not only did 10:00pm creep up on us but so did midnight and so on. For me it wasn't too big of a deal because its still my internal day time but all else were tired eventually.
Today I am working in the studio and will meet with one of the girls from last night at the gallery for a bit. Weather is lovely, very much like home .... humid and hot! More to come later~
Well I have arrived and unpacked in my studio/apartment (209 in the corner) here in Berlin. I am super tired from basically staying up all night so I will leave you with some images for now and shall give you more later. Enjoy!
As of right now I am finishing up teaching my first semester of introduction to metalsmithing at Old Dominion University. I was a TA for a few years before running off to graduate school so it has been a nice experience. Teaching has allowed me to further my work as well help others learn and develop, many in a field they have never experienced before. All sadness aside as my class comes to an end, I have great news!
It has been a busy summer so far and its only mid June! before graduation at Cranbrook there was an award ceremony held. I had been nominated for the Mercedes-Benz Emerging Artist Award for the year of 2012 and was lucky enough to have received it. This award means that I am off to Germany again! To say I am excited is an understatement. There is a lot waiting for me there to go along side this great opportunity. While I am in Germany I will network with a University there as well as have many networking opportunities within and around the city.
Outside of Germany I am also planning some traveling for the same networking purposes. Also, I am taking part in a curated show in Brussel, Belgium. Timothy McMahon from Cranbrook Academy of Art is curating 'The Butcher, Baker, and Candle Stick Maker" this August. Due to my being in Europe at the time I will be available to help him with the display and opening.
Back in Germany I intend to visit Documenta during the month of July before going to Belgium.
So friends and colleagues that I know and love I hope to see you on my travels and will keep everyone posted with my adventures and work.
End of the year activities
I sadly ran out of time to post here about all of the events that have been happening at Cranbrook lately. Last weekend we held "OPEN" across campus which was a weekend long event involving the Opening of the degree show as well as Open studios. The metalsmithing department was making and selling necklaces by the inch while other departments had art raffles, sales, and even a bake sale to help raise money for department travel funds.
All was successful and much fun was had. I do want to thank everyone that came out for the festivities, including my family and some long loved patrons.
More information about "OPEN" can be found at the Cranbrook Academy website.
(images of installed work in the Cranbrook Art Museum)
Old Dominion University
Cranbrook Academy of Art