MAGELLAN AND HIS CREW EAT THEIR BOOTS.
‘Magellan and His Crew Eat Their Boots’ is, first and foremost, a discursive exploration into cultural, social, and personal tropes and anxieties. Through a distillation of contemporary signifiers and base level materials, the three artists, Patrick Gantert, Mark Reamy, and Willie Smith, create an environment of elusive references and meandering narrative. In the work of Patrick Gantert and Mark Reamy, the languages of text and cartoons are presented as an outlet, while at the same time diverting a viewer’s trajectory further into areas of confusion and apprehension. In his paintings, Willie Smith creates a space of slow, culturally aware automaticism. The exhibition as a whole is presented as a holistic combination of three artists speaking with diverse methodologies around a similar thematic base.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR THE 2009 SEASON! AS THE NEW FORUM DIRECTORS, PATRICK GANTERT (SCULPTURE), AND LAUREN PAYNE (PHOTO) WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING ON THE FORUM GALLERY AS A SITE IN WHICH NEW IDEAS, INTERACTIONS, AND CONNECTIONS BEGIN BETWEEN CRANBROOK STUDENTS AND WITHIN THE LARGER COMMUNITY.
IN ORDER TO DO THIS,WE INTEND TO UNIFY THE THREE EXISTING SPACES ON CRANBROOK'S GROUNDS; THE HANGAR AND A CLEAN POORLY LIGHTED SPACE. WE WOULD LIKE TO WORK TOWARDS AN EVENT ONCE A MONTH IN WHICH ALL THREE SPACES HOLD CONCURRENT EXHIBITIONS SO VIEWERS CAN MOVE FREELY BETWEEN SHOWS. WE FEEL THIS WILL OPEN P DIALOGUES SURROUNDING THE WORK BEING PRODUCED ON CAMPUS AS WELL AS THE SURROUNDING AREA. THIS UNIFICATION OF SPACES WOULD ALSO INCLUDE AN EMPHASIS ON PERFORMANCE WORK AND/OR SITE-SPECIFIC WORKS IN A CLEAN POORLY LIGHTED SPACE, AS WELL AS EXHIBITIONS OF ARTISTS OUTSIDE OF CRANBROOK AT THE HANGAR.
ALSO WE WOULD LIKE THE CURATORS TO OFFER INSIGHT INTO EACH EXHIBITION AND TO ILLUMINATE THEIR OPINION AND CRITERIA FOR CURATING THEIR SHOW. FOR THIS REASON WE INTEND TO IMPLIMENT CURATORIAL STATEMENTS FOR EACH SHOW. THE LENGTH AND CONTENT OF THE STATEMENT WILL BE LEFT UP TO THE CURATOR, BUT ALL EXHIBITIONS WILL BE CONTINGENT ON THE CURATOR COMPLETING A TEXT IN RESPONSE TO THEIR CHOSEN WORK.
AND FINALLY THIS BLOG IS TO ACT AS AN ARCHIVE AND ONLINE SOURCE FOR THE BROADER COMMUNITY. FOR THIS REASON, CURATORS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT 3-5 IMAGES THAT REPRESENT THEIR EXHIBIT ALONG WITH THEIR STATEMENT BEFORE EACH SHOW. WE CAN ALSO POST YOUR CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IF THAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU FEEL WOULD HELP.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL PATRICK OR LAUREN AT CRANBROOKFORUMGALLERY@GMAIL.COM
PROPOSALS ARE DUE FRI JAN 23RD
AND CAN BE TURNED IN TO EITHER LAUREN OR PATRICK'S STUDIOS, WE WILL HAVE ENVELOPES FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS.
WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AND TO WORKING WITH YOU!!
PATRICK AND LAUREN