Press Release Archive
The Gallery Project
215 South Fourth Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Dates: April 29 through June 8, 2005
Opening reception: Friday, April 29, 6-9:00 p.m.
EASTSIDE-WESTSIDE" EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE GALLERY PROJECT
April 2, 2005 -- Eastside-Westside, a show highlighting the work of emerging artists from the Detroit area and western Michigan opens on April 29 at The Gallery Project on 215 South Fourth Street in Ann Arbor. The show explores the commonalities and differences in content and media by visual artists from eastern and western areas of the state. Artists for the show were selected by Kristin Beaver, a painter and art teacher at Wayne State University, Dan Gay, gallery director at 555 Studio/Gallery in Detroit, and Ben Van Dyke a graphic arts designer and installation artist in the MFA program of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Ben is a native of Grand Rapids. The show raises the question of whether there is "cultural regionalism" in art or whether art grounded in conceptualism is unbounded by environment or locality.
The Gallery Project is a fine art collaborative. Its mission is to provide a venue for contemporary art that is culturally aware, individualistic, courageous, and thought provoking. Artists representing a diverse range of visual arts curate and participate in theme shows. They are well-networked with other working artists locally, regionally and nationally who they routinely invite to participate in the shows. Part of the gallery is also reserved for special projects such as integrated media, sound installations, wall narratives, and experimental art.