“The Space Between” by Derek Cracco // Re-Blogged from sara-cannon.com

When I went to The opening of A Dog From Hell at Beta Pictoris Gallery, two pieces really caught my attention. They were Derek Cracco’s “The Space Between.” It was really wonderful to see this work coming from a Birmingham native! I personally really enjoyed these pieces and the extra visual dimension that they gave to emotional disconnect.

In Derek’s own words:

Space Between is an exploration of contemporary relationships filtered through fairy tales and folklore.  The two largest works each explore the emotional spaces that exist between couples.  They are grounded in the theory of the “Distancer and the Pursuer”.  This theory suggests that, in any given relationship, the emotional space between couples is always the same. One person takes on the role of the distancer, meaning that they pull away from the other, and the other pursues.  At times the roles switch, leaving the emotional distance between the two exactly two the same, and thereby never allowing their emotional states to meet. The path through the woods is a reference to this never ending journey. These works are constructed with ink jet prints and model train landscapes, creating images that oscillate between a flat, two dimensional surface and the three dimensional hills and valleys created from the landscape miniatures.

"Winter Wonderland" by Derek Cracco - Image Courtesy of Derek Cracco

"Out Of the Woods" by Derek Cracco - Image Courtesy of Derek Cracco

Derek Cracco is Assistant Professor of printmaking and computer graphics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. View more works online at derekcracco.com

Friday: raumZWEI “Is that (a) painting ?!” group show at Beta Pictoris

check out beta pictoris gallery’s raumZWEI

Is that (a) painting ?!

a group show with works by

Peter FOX (NY)
John BANKSTON (CA)
Florian HEINKE (Germany)
Clayton COLVIN (AL)
Matt WYCOFF (NY)
Mario TREJO (IL)
Bonard HUGHINS (AL)
Sara CANNON (AL)
Derek CRACCO (AL)
Jonathan GANN (AL)
Lee PIECHOCKI (MO)
Larry Jens ANDERSON (GA)
John FIELDS (AL)
and
Susanna STARR (NY)

September 9 – October 22, 2011

opening reception Friday, September 9, 6-9pm
with a live music performance by Birmingham Ensemble Opera Sextronique

beta pictoris gallery’s raumZWEI
2411 Second Avenue North (between 24th and 25th Street)
Birmingham, AL

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170629933013912

REBUILD ALABAMA: benefitting Habitat for Humanity’s Disaster Relief Fund

Tomorrow at 5:00pm – June 25 at 9:00am

ACME gallery would like to invite you to REBUILD ALABAMA, an art show and Auction opening on Thursday May 26th to benefit Habitat For Humanities Disaster Response Fund. Artists are donating the full value of their work for this cause. Please come out and support their generosity. The exhibition will be also be viewable on Thursdays from noon-6 (or by appointment). This show will run through 6/24.
Featuring:
William Christenberry (Washington, DC), Jim Neel, Arthur Price, Pinky Bass, Cam Langley, Amy Pleasant, Derek Cracco, Chris Lawson, Jane Marshall, Alabama Chanin, Scott Bennett, Doug Baulous, Jason Wallis, Matt Lane Harris, Byron Sonnier,
John Lytle Wilson, Daisy Winfrey, Erin Cunnigham, Elizabeth Weinberg (Brooklyn, NY), Will Bryant (Austin, TX), Mike Perry (Brooklyn, NY), Wes Frazer, Tim Kerr (Austin, TX),
Elliot McPherson (Buhl, AL). Merrilee Challiss, R. Land (Atlnata, GA), Jon Coffelt (NY, NY), Cary Norton, Paul Cordes Wilm, Lisa Cordes, Bonard Hughins, Megan Kimber, Liesa Cole, Jen Morgan (Jacksonville, FL), Partick Mayton, Laura Shill, Jennifer Wallace, Christy Daniel Camp, Michael Swann, Brian Francis, Kate Merritt Davis, Pat Snow , Kara Cassady Hall, Jonathan Purvis, Veronique Vanblaere, Bethanne Hill, Scott Fisk,
Lisa Michitti Cross, Felix Jackson Jr. (Denver, CO), Goose (New Orleans, LA), Aaron Lockhart, Darius Hill, Rich Stevens (Atlanta, GA), Charles Buchanan,
Wendi Flowers Goodwin, Shea Goodwin,Karin Fecteau, Tracy Martin, Spider Martin, Caren Matukis, Jill Marlar, Karen Graffeo, Catherine Partain, Brad Daly, Caroline Sokol,
Ryan Carlson, Michael James Lukacovic, Rachel Higgins (Brooklyn, NY), Dori DeCamillis, Kevin Irwin, Kim Graham, Laura Wells, Allison Cleveland, Janice Kluge,

..and more!

With impromptu acoustic music by:

Taylor Hollingsworth
Henry Dunkle
Sanders Bohlke
Duquette Johnston
Great Book of John

Refreshments Donated By;
Rojo
http://rojo.birminghammenus.com/

Please direct questions to Gallery Director Wes Frazer wesfrazer@gmail.com
or
show coordinator John Wilson john@johnlytlewilson.com

For more information about Habitat’s Disaster Response visit:
http://www.habitatbirmingham.org/files/Habitat_Disaster_Response.pdf

 

ACME gallery

1305 2nd AVE North
Birmingham, AL

UAB Art Lab Opening: Currency Part 1: Modes of Expression

Carl Fudge

Image courtesy Carl Fudge and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York. It is Komposition Z by Carl Fudge.

Thursday, January 6 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Artlab at UAB
900 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL

The first of two exhibitions exploring trends in contemporary printmaking. Part 1 focuses on abstraction across print media, and features works by Polly Apfelbaum, Laura Berman, Carl Fudge, Kevin Haas, Karla Hackenmiller, Gunilla Klingberg. Co-curated by Derek Cracco and Brett Levine.

you can find the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=147252025324696

art lab at UAB facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=46964882683