For Valentine's Day...
February 9, 6:30 PM at the Anton Art Center
From the Press Release:
After last year's series of successful talks by Essay'd artists, we are excited to host them again this year at the Anton Art Center!
Kicking off this year's series, Andy Malone will be speaking about his interactive sculptures that often function as games, while conveying deeper themes and making serious topics more approachable. Andy's whimsical machines, board games and drawings have been shown in over thirty exhibitions since 1995, most notably in the Selecti show (2002) at Detroit Artist Market (chosen by Whitney curator Lawrence Rinder). Andy holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy, and has worked in the exhibit and custom furniture industry for over sixteen years.
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Essay'd is an online writing project by Dennis Alan Nawrocki, Steve Panton, Matthew Piper and friends, that publishes short, illustrated essays about contemporary Detroit artists on a regular basis. If it continues at its current pace, it will reach 100 artists by early 2018 – an unprecedented survey of Detroit art. The first 30 essays were published in print form by Wayne State University Press in August 2016, and a second volume is scheduled for publication in August 2017.
| essayd.org |
The Anton Art Center has a mission to enrich and inspire people of all ages through the arts, and has served our community for nearly 50 years through exhibitions, classes, outreach programs and community engagement. As a strong advocate for artists, the Anton Art Center offers numerous opportunities for artists to show and sell their work, from professional gallery and Gift Shop settings to our annual street art fair (ART! Macomb).The Anton Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 5pm; admission is free and open to the public.
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Attendance and parking are free of charge, with no advance registration required.
I had an opportunity to help the good folks from Mindfield with an art installation below a viaduct. Mindfield designed a stylized map of Detroit which represents different modes of transportation. I assisted with design development and fabrication drawings. The project is located on Second Ave between Baltimore and Amsterdam in Detroit.
So, when my family and I arrived in Grand Rapids, we discovered that all of the frames from one of my pieces were taken! DeVos Place Security and the Grand Rapids Police Dept. were very helpful, but I do not think they will not be recovered. It's a frustrating way to end an otherwise positive experience at Art Prize.
09/28/2016: I found out last night that my piece, Retrospective Loops, is in the top 100 (top 25 for my category) in public voting at Art Prize! I'm under no delusions that it will remain on the "leaderboard" for long (it changes by the hour and there are over 1,400 artists), but for the moment it's pretty cool that my work is connecting with people.
10/03/2016 Quick Update: Retrospective Loops did not make it to the next round, but it was very cool to watch thousands(!) of people interact and appreciate the piece! See the time lapse video below for a typical 90 minutes of Art Prize...and imagine that for 3 weeks.
For more info and images, click here: Retrospective Loops
The Essay'd: 30 Artists book is beautiful! Much Appreciation to Steve Panton. Dennis Nawrocki, Matthew Piper and Sarah Rose Sharp for their insightful profiles and including my work with such esteemed company. My artwork is not always easy to capture, but Rosie's essay and Riva Sayegh's photos are outstanding!
Here is a preview of my piece for the "Wish You Were Here" exhibition at Detroit Artists Market (on display until August 27). It's inspired by the Hazen Pingree monument in Grand Circus Park. The Colors and designs are courtesy of Martin, Julia, Elaine and Michaela)
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that five paintings created by my Dad (James Hiram Malone) were recently discovered in the archives of the Detroit Children's Museum! According to Museum Curator, Don Bogart, they were displayed at the Detroit Children's Museum in 1969. I was very happy to see them again!
This week also marks the 5th anniversary of my Dad's passing. Please click on the link below for more photos of his artwork and a video of his Atlanta studio:
Julia and Martin rang in 2016 by building a city from blocks and random toys. Here's a little video of their creation.
My extremely creative and resourceful friend Autumn asked me to help her build a Mermaid Dollhouse for her daughter Veronica's fourth birthday (which was a week away). Autumn based the design on a vintage clock she found online and gave me a cardboard mockup to work from. I built the wood frame and Autumn painted/decorated it just in time for Veronica's birthday. It was a very quick turnaround but worth it!
http://www.fox2detroit.com/good-day/39768309-story (Sorry I can't embed the video)
Also, the opening was packed! Come see all of the work (in a less crowded setting) from now until November 15, 2015.
Here are some "in progress" photos of the mutoscopes and composition pieces for the Nora Culture Lab Pop Up Store (opening on 10/30/2015). The store will feature Implosion, "Grandma Loves You" and "Not In My City..." as well as the Potholes composition.
Art Prize 7 was equal parts inspiring and frustrating. I loved watching people take pains to understand and appreciate art, but seeing artists campaign and pander for votes was a little unsettling. I hate being the center of attention, so I let my Chess Set speak for itself.
That said, the event is extremely professional and my venue (The BOB) was very accommodating. I received an amazing amount of exposure and some very valuable feedback on my work.
My first post! I have nothing profound to say except check out these upcoming shows: