Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Convergent Currents

In conjunction with the Cranbrook Museum's grand reopening on 11.11.11, Butter Projects was invited to curate an exhibition of current student work in the Forum Gallery.

Following a comprehensive survey of works in the 10 departments and 155 studios of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and in response to the Museum exhibition "No Object is an Island", Butter Projects and Forum Gallery are pleased to bring together 19 artists and 9 cross departmental pairings in the exhibition "Convergent Currents".

While a single department may stand alone as an island, the drift of ideas across campus establishes the framework for a complex environment, creating a dialogue and energy unique to the Academy. From formal to conceptual, varying levels of continuity flow through the works to encourage further discourse among students and visitors alike.

an irresistible impulse

Andrew Thompson, Mary Smull, John Corbin

Sonja Dahl, Beverly Fre$h

Corrie Baldauf, Morgan Craig, Hamilton Poe

Hamilton Poe, Andrew Doak

Monday, November 14, 2011

an irresistible impulse: closing reception

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsor Anita's Kitchen for the delicious reception food, to artist John Corbin for the delightful Butter cupcakes, and our lovely intern Carla!