“Transitory Conversations” at the Scarab Club Opens January 19, 2018

Multidisciplinary exhibit of experimental works links materials, sensibilities of six CCS faculty

Transitory Conversations
At a moment in history when technology has made communication more accessible than ever before, authentic conversations among people can seem ever more elusive. A new art exhibit opening at the Scarab Club challenges the idea that our unique stories, backgrounds and personal sensibilities are beyond mutual connection.

Transitory Conversations brings together the work of six artists — a collective of faculty members at the College for Creative Studies — who create in varying disciplines and media but whose art is undeniably capable of just such connection.

Conceived by John Rizzo, he notes that, “The exhibition focuses on 3-dimensional sculpture and includes both free-standing and wall works. Each artist’s investigations address different themes and narratives that cross-balance the exhibition, utilizing different approaches and treatment of materials.”

The artists in the show — Alyssa Bogdan, Peter Dunn, Jen Fitzpatrick, John Rizzo, William Tyrell and James Viste — experiment with a number of materials, colors and surfaces. Their artistic sensibilities may differ, but each has created sculptures that are the organic result of how they have connected while working together in CCS’s various shops. It’s a dynamic discussion not only between the materials and the artists but also between the artists and the audience.

Transitory Conversations runs at the Scarab Club from Friday, January 19-February 17, 2018.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 5:00-9:00 pm

Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 25, 6:00 pm

This exhibit is sponsored by the Erb Family Foundation, the Knight Foundation, The Mars Agency, the Kresge Foundation, Art Works and the National Endowment for the Arts.