“No Vacancy” at The Butcher’s Daughter
January 9 – February 20, 2010
Opening reception Saturday, January 9th from 6 – 9:00 PM
Curated by Valaire Van Slyck
A Group exhibition featuring over twenty world-renown emergent and mid-career contemporary artists from around the country.
From the curatorial statement by Valaire Van Slyck: “The exhibition “No Vacancy” explores the impulse that gives rise to art and artists’ attempts to reconcile their dissatisfaction with the world around them. The results of these efforts physically change the world, reordering it and creating points of dynamism in the environment. These points, infused with ideas and attitude, lead to a deeper consideration of thought and experience.
By bringing together many artists in a small gallery, we create a whole greater than the sum of its parts and establish a space of hyper-dynamism, a community with a multitude of perspectives. In turn, this show offers alternatives to the prevailing modes of relating to the world around us – a cacophony of possibility and hope. There is no vacancy in art.”
These artists are represented in museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and Whitney Museum of American Art. International and national exhibitions include those at
PS1/MOMA and The Sculpture Center as well as numerous independent galleries and project spaces worldwide. Other credits include editorial photography for magazines, international biennials and Time Square billboards for major multi-national corporations.
Featured artists include Michael Anderson, Sam Bassett, Michael Bevilacqua, Erik den Breejen, Brock Enright, Jack Featherly, Jonah Freeman, Kate Gilmore, Andrew Guenther, Kent Henricksen, Sissel Kardel, Nicola Kuperus, Justin Lowe, Shannon Lucy, Guy Overfelt, Tyson Reeder, Zak Smith, Michael St. John, Johannes Vanderbeek, Wendy White and Sherry Wong.
The goals of this exhibition as designed by The Butcher’s Daughter is to further expand the mission of the gallery and create an opportunity for participants to network with artists, collectors, and creative professionals. To help facilitate this an after party will follow the opening reception. Admittance is limited. Additional details will forthcoming or contact the gallery to reserve your place.
The Butcher’s Daughter is dedicated to creating innovative, cultural context for contemporary art through the representation of emerging and mid-career artists and the sale of their work.
Learn more about the curator Valaire Van Slyck, the gallery and this project at www.thebutchersdaughtergallery.com.
The Butcher’s Daughter is located at
22747 Woodward Avenue, Suite 201
Ferndale, Michigan 48220 US0