Through December 31.
In the Tradition Of The Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts- Featuring the works of- Tony Williams, Bill Girard, Jay Holland, Bill Rauhauser, Bob Vigiletti & Gordon O’Rear.
In bringing together six former professors from the faculty of the school of Arts and Crafts, now CCS, CPOP not only showcases some of the strongest work throughout the years of this community, but also does a great service to the community. These six all taught and left their mark on generations of artists and designers who were their students, and now show in Detroit at places including CPOP, and beyond. The organizing of this show connects the lineage of younger artists with their mentors, in much the same way that last year’s Russell Keeter retrospective at CPOP did. For a gallery that’s known for its flashier, edgier, well pop-ish works, this display of more traditionally-based offers a different aesthetic, yet at the same time shows what the foundation for works that are more commonly shown in the gallery are. It’s a strong showing in paint, sculpture, and photography, and suggests the possibility of at some point showing these “masters” alongside those that they influenced as well. In any case, these artists continue to educate outside the classroom with their works and attention to the fundamentals, making for an always strong aesthetic experience. – Nick Sousanis
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