Oct. 2, 2018 – March 17, 2019
Nancy Brooks Brody
: fierce pussy amplified
Opening: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Artists’ tour with Jo-ey Tang, Director of Exhibitions: 5:30 p.m. Reception: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Beeler Gallery dedicates Season ONE to the individual art practices of the four original core members of fierce pussy, the New York-based queer art collective – Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka.
Best of CCAD
May 9 – July 22, 2018
Each academic year, Beeler Gallery is part of Chroma: Best of CCAD, which begins with an evening of festivities and exhibitions throughout the entire campus, featuring the best work by CCAD student artists and designers of the academic year. This year, Beeler Gallery features works from the Fine Arts Undergraduate Department and MFA Department. To learn more, go here.
2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 6 – 29, 2018
Opening Friday, April 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Vincent Alexander, Elham Bayati, Sharyn Beodeker, Justin Cattran, David Cooke, Matthew Dangler, Amanda Finkel, Katheryn Fisher, Julia Franceschi Guerra, Young-Mi Lee, Anita Maharjan, Kavan Reames, Ismael Reyes Romero, Erica Rodney, Megha Singh, Hannah Watters, WeiTing Wei, Wenqian Xu, and Youji Zhi.
Please note Beeler Gallery hours during Collision:
Tues, Wed noon – 6 p.m.
Thurs noon – 8 p.m.
Fri – Sun noon – 6 p.m.
Feb. 1 – March 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m.
This is Season Zero.
How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD. brings together printed matter and promotional materials — first encounters — of and into various fields. From art school gallery exhibition posters to radical literature, from fashion runway invitations to a philosopher’s notes. With an ethos of slow programming, these materials gathered together will be installed accumulatively throughout the season. Things will come and go and stay for different durations.
How can aesthetic, political, and intellectual urgency be conveyed and designed in the present moment? We look at —and look back at — these materials not as artifacts but as media-screens of first encounters in that very first flat field. How well do we behave towards materials? How well do materials behave back? What resonances and resistance are there for the here and now? And finally, what responsibilities does a gallery situated in an art and design school, such as Beeler Gallery, have in the present moment?
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S/S 2013 - S/S 2018
Eckhaus Latta & Eric Wrenn
On view in the galleries, March 6 – March 25, 2018
Formed in 2011, New York and Los Angeles-based fashion designer duo Eckhaus Latta (Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta) and their gender-fluid label has been included in exhibitions such as Greater New York, MOMA/PS1 (2015) and Made in L.A., Hammer Museum (2016). They work closely with graphic designer Eric Wrenn, who designs the label’s runaway invitations from Spring/Summer 2013 to Spring/Summer 2018. Eric Wrenn is the design director of Artforum and a designer of artists’ books, including Anicka Yi, Bernadette Corporation, Bjarne Melgaard, Seth Price and Wade Guyton as well as for clients such as Helmut Lang, Vejas and Mission Chinese Food.
Jill Johnston Exposed
Culture Hero Masterprint
On view in the galleries, Feb. 28 – March 25, 2018.
A special 1970 issue of the short-lived art tabloid Culture Hero, subtitled “A Fanzine of Stars of the Super World,” published by artist Les Levine from 1969-1971, printed in 28 rainbow-rolled lithographs and bounded in corrugated cardboard with 3 screws fasteners, was dedicated to Jill Johnston. As The Village Voice critic from 1959 to 1970s, Johnston wrote on Judson Dance Theater, Fluxus happenings, and the countercultural Downtown New York art scene. She later published the book “Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution” in 1973. In a role reversal, Culture Hero issue #3 features writings on Johnston by the composer Meredith Monk, the choreographer Yvonne Rainer, artists James Lee Byars, Andy Warhol, and “Vitamin G”, a regular gossip column by poet John Giorno. (Culture Hero Masterprint – Jill Johnston Exposed is in the CCAD Rare Books Collection)
Black & Red Books + Detroit Printing Co-op
On view in the galleries, Feb. 24 – March 25, 2018
Black & Red Books and the Detroit Printing Co-Op was founded by Fredy Perlman and Lorraine Perlman. Black & Red Books published the first unauthorized English edition of Guy Debord’s iconic 1967 book The Society of the Spectacle in 1970. Detroit Printing Co-Op (1969-1980) printed pamphlets, fliers, posters and books in Southwest Detroit, including the influential leftist journal Radical America from 1970-1972 and The Political Thought of James Forman, published by members of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. Not trained as a designer, Fredy Perlman’s designs arose out of a sense of political urgency and necessity, with its experimentation in overprinting, collage techniques and paper stock.
Curated by graphic designer Danielle Aubert, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Wayne State University, Detroit. Based on a previous exhibition co-orgnaized with Maia Asshaq at 9338 Campau, Hamtramck in 2016.
L'Amour est plus froid que la mort
Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann
On view in the galleries, Feb. 15 – March 25, 2018
Beeler Gallery initiates a series of amenities-based projects in the galleries conceived by artists. Paris-based artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann envisions L’Amour est plus froid que la mort VII, VIII (Love is colder than death), functional and movable seating spaces that moved around the galleries during Season Zero for multiple purposes, for reading, listening, thinking, hanging out, zoning off and various Beeler Gallery events and encounters.
Posters & Invitation Cards from Art & Design Schools
On view in the galleries, Feb. 1 – March 25, 2018
Micro-histories of art and design schools through their archive of exhibition posters, postcards, and promotional printed matter: Portikus, Städelschule (Frankfurt, Germany), Villa Arson (Nice, France), ÉCAL – École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan).
Your Shell Is In The Unending
Chris Domenick & Em Rooney
On view in the galleries, Feb. 1 – Mar. 25, 2018
Beeler Gallery initiates a series of amenities-based projects in the gallery conceived by artists.
Chris Dominick and Em Rooney construct Your Shell Is In The Unending, a flexible coat rack in the gallery to anticipate the cold season in Columbus. After Season Zero, the coat rack will be adapted in a new version for next winter in 2019.
Free Artists’ Publications
Available in the galleries, Feb. 1 – March 25, 2018.
Architectural maquettes of Beeler Gallery containing free artist-made publications are replenished throughout the season. They range from an archive of an art publications of artists’ writings focusing on aesthetic and social issues such as M/E/A/N/I/N/G (Susan Bee and Mira Schor) to single issues dedicated to an artist Black Pages (Christoph Meier, Ute Muller, Nick Oberthaler), a Beeler exclusive newsprint by fierce pussy (Transmission III), and the archive of Amy Sillman‘s zine series O.G. Other contributions include Turpentine, (Jean-Luc Blanc, Mimosa Echard, Jonathan Martin), Yu Ji, Gina Osterloh, Xavier Antin, Pierre Paulin, Tyler Coburn and Byron Peters’ Resonator, Ann Hamilton, Virginia Overton / Wade Guyton, as well as protest posters from Château de Montsoreau celebrating the 500th year anniversary of Martin Luther (by Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, Antonia Birnbaum, Fabrice Hergott, Antoine Dufeu, A Constructed World, and Art & Language), and Lara Ögel.
On view in the galleries, Feb. 1 – March 25, 2018.
French philosopher Alain Badiou’s lecture notes on love, which formed the basis for his book In Praise of Love (2012, with Nicolas Troung), are installed in Schema Corridor, inform Season Zero’s moving image programming of Beeler Gallery.
Videos by graphic designer duo Vier5 (of Documenta14, Athens), artist Les Levine, filmmaker Ephraim Asili, and artist Sable Elyse Smith, will be screened on rotation during selected weekends. For more info and schedule, see Moving Image.
Feb. 1 – Mar. 25, 2018
Free and open to the public.
French philosopher Alain Badiou’s handwritten lecture notes and diagrams on love, which formed the basis for his book In Praise of Love (2012), are installed in Schema Corridor, informing Season Zero’s moving image programming at Beeler Gallery.
Videos by graphic designer duo Vier5 (of Documenta 14, Athens), artist Les Levine, filmmaker Ephraim Asili, and artist Sable Elyse Smith, screened on rotation during selected weekends in the galleries.