Recollect-Dead





Opening reception: Friday, October 31, 2008, 8 pm – 2 am | Party
RSVP: andrew@cavedetroit.com
On view: Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Gallery at CAVE_
1600 Clay Ave. Detroit, MI - Russell Industrial Center Building 4. 3rd Floor.

Detroit, MI—Recollect-dead, Loosely blends the spirit of Halloween and traditions of Day of the Dead with sneaker and skateboard culture. Featuring 30 pairs of Vans shoes designed by a strong line up of Detroit based artists including Donald Kilpatrick, Dave Chow, Joe Schlaud, Kristina Rafalski, Vincent Troia, Aubrey Stalnaker, Nate Morgan, as well as Boston based illustrator, Leo Espinosa and many others. This is a Halloween Party that encourages costumes, dancing, viewing and clean fun.

The theme of the show is inspired by the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead.” The artist is asked to pay tribute to the death of something of meaning and inspiration, and certainly is not limited to human loss. Included with the shoes will be a 12x18 additional work that will accompany the shoes and help narrate their ideas. Shying away from the standard day of the dead subject matter, artists are expected to reach beyond the holiday's traditional symbols and motif. Halloween costumes are encouraged, and expected to push creative limits.

Plenty to eat and drink and a costume contest held during the night with goodies to give away to winners. DJ Johnny Mac will keep the vinyl coming all night so tell you’re momma you won’t be coming home.

All work and shoes will be available for purchase. Artists may be commissioned for specific sizes in shoes. For press inquiries or information about the work in the show, please contact Andrew Davis at 248.361.1752 or andrew@cavedetroit.com.

For more information visit www.cavedetroit.com, www.chiipss.com, and www.andrew-davis.com.