contemporary art

New Exhibitions On View at UICA: Impulsive/Decisive and Coming Home

by (KCAD)

Submitted 06-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is proud to present two new exhibitions, Impulsive/Decisive: Works from the O’Neill Collection and Coming Home, now on view through August 13, 2022. Admission to the galleries at UICA is free...

[read more]

'A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass' Opens at GRAM Jan 25

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 01-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today its upcoming exhibition, A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass which opens at the Museum on January 25. The exhibition is on view until April 26 and features the work of 19...

[read more]

Round trip to NYC for price of admission to GRAM

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 05-22-2015 under NEWS

The Whitney Museum of American Art and Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) are developing a special relationship. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of local fashion designer Pam DeVos and GRAM Director and CEO Dana Friis-Hansen, the GRAM has begun to...

[read more]

UICA shows us how to take art collecting to the next level

by (RickBeerhorst)

Submitted 04-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The current show at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA) with the poetic title of "Power Objects: The Future Has a Primitive Heart" provides us with a wonderful example of what it means to build an art collection with a singular vision....

[read more]

Craft House expands programming with "Kitchen Gallery"

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NEWS

Craft House, a contemporary art gallery on the South Division corridor, is expanding programming by adding six new artists to the live-in end of the studio space aptly named "The Kitchen Gallery:" the work quite literally hangs in the...

[read more]

Play at UICA

by (HannahMax)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under OPINION

The current exhibition at UICA is titled "Play." On the forth floor there is an interactive mechanism made of acrylic, electronics, and wood. Iowa resident Del Jackson is the creative genius behind this product. This piece is called A.I....

[read more]

Dynamic arts professional has strong, clear vision for UICA's future

by (DWalsh)

Submitted 06-10-2013 under OPINION

Two weeks into her tenure as Interim Executive Director of UICA, Miranda Krajniac (pronounced KRAHN-yak) met with me on a sunny afternoon to discuss her background, the community and plans for the institution’s future. To get to UICA’s...

[read more]

Dystopia prevails in UICA exhibition

by (DWalsh)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under OPINION

Utopia is defined by Merriam-Webster as "an imaginary and indefinitely remote place," as well as "a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions." Dystopia is defined as "an imaginary place...

[read more]

Space: SiteLab makes it new, while UICA is swallowed up

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 09-25-2012 under OPINION

"Abandon your expectations" can be solid advice when viewing art, especially contemporary works. Doing so frees you to give way to the process of untangling meaning and allows you to fully embrace the context of a work. Quality...

[read more]

Susan Gersch-Supanich's Venice at The Dog Pit

by (Hope Contempora...)

Submitted 09-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

by Shelly Arnold, Hope College student Exaggerated colors virtually explode from the canvases of artist Susan Gersch-Supanich’s Venetian Waters collection. Certain observers were mildly surprised to find that the medium was oil paint, not oil...

[read more]