Collaborating with Michelle Grabner Isn't as Much Fun as You Might Think It Is
November 5, 2010 - December 18, 2010
Ok, I love the title of this show. "Collaborating with Michelle Grabner Isn't as Much Fun as You Might Think It Is" makes me feel like these guys did have fun collaborating, or at least they have a great sense of humor about it. According to Gallery 16's website, the couple (Grabner and Killam) have been working together (along with other notable artists) for over ten years now in their studio called Suburban, located in Illinois. For this show though, it's just the two of them. Check it out:
Grabner specializes in silver-point paintings with Killam specializing in mobiles.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any specific info on some of Killam's preferred materials, but most of them are "found" - taking functional objects and transforming them into something visually appealing, and artistic.
Appealing shapes, simple color. *favorite*
Gallery 16 rocked out with a live band playing at the reception.
Parts of a car Dune buggy
The theme of the night seems to be collaborations, because when I left Gallery 16 and headed over the Luggage Store, I found another duo team of artists.. which I think is rad - the artwork becomes a whole new conversation.
Speaking of conversations, t.w.five's work is about bringing to life ideas of opposite cultures and backgrounds (note: Paula Pereira is from Brazil, and Pernilla Anderson is from Sweden).
I really like the addition of words on these pieces.
Believe it or not, all of these pieces are cut vinyl.
In a packed house, the viewers looked like they were waiting for the train or bus. The scale of the pieces were perfect for The Luggage Store's expansive walls. :D
I hope so!
t.w.five with Daryl from The Luggage Store!
..plus one photo ninja.
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