Thursday, August 06, 2009
Neo Country invades Detroit
Chris Kerr will be exporting his special blend of hillfolk art, dry wit, and meticulous craftsmanship (aka Neo-Country) to The Lot in Detroit. Located in Detroit's North Corktown neighborhood, The Lot is an open space consisting of two empty city lots. Art shows and performances are curated there by Kathy Leisen
More info from this weekend's show from their site...
The show is called "Frog Mountain in a Neo Country" and features two artists and their sculptural paintings and painterly sculptures. Both artists are making site-specific (and weather-proof) artworks that will be installed for the month of August, taking advantage of The Lot's unique position as a combination of a gallery and a Public Art Site.
The opening is Saturday August 8!
Davin Brainard’s work spreads across the genres of painting, sculpture, noise music, performance, and video. His images include clouds, tanks, and unicorns, and possess a magically mischievous quality. Brainard is a core member of the collective Time Stereo and is the gallery director of Detroit’s UFO Factory. He performs in the noise band project Princess Dragonmom, which brings unicorns and swords across the globe.
In this exhibition, Brainard gives us a 20 foot tall painting entitled "1,000 FROGS".
Chris Kerr is a painter and sculptor in Chicago, IL and is the originator of the art movement Neo Country: “exploring the connection between illiteracy and text based art.” His work rotates between immediate drawings/paintings and intricate sculptural scenes that include snowy ski-lift backdrops, forests, and strip-clubs. Kerr teaches at Columbia College in Chicago and the
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residencies in Saugatuck, MI. In this exhibition, Kerr brings us his selection of Detroit icons in the form of lawn games.
Frog Mountain in a Neo-Country
Saturday, August 8, 2009 6-9pm
One block west of Trumbull, a few blocks north of I-75, right near the Motor City Casino.