The latest in a series of reality TV stars to emerge from our fair cities is the uber-talented artist, Miles Mendenhall. The U of M grad and printmaker/installation artist/painter has made it to the finale two and will battle it out tonight on the finale ep of Bravo's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. If he wins, he'll score a big chunk of change plus a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum - way cool. The season finale airs tonight, Wed. August 11th at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
Despite the results of tonight's finale (though obviously our money's on Miles!), tomorrow marks the first day of the rest of Mendenhall's REAL life: an exhibit he's curated at the U of M's Katherine Nash Gallery featuring a handful of scholarship recipient artists (Mendenhall received a scholarship to the U himself). The exhibit, entitled Appreciation, is site specific and collaborative - so expect a lot of installation-based phantasms...and possibly even some reality TV fans. The opening reception happens Thursday, August 12th at the Nash from 7-9pm and is free and open to the public. The show runs through August 26th.
UPDATE: Miles came in third, but he'll always be #1 to us!
The U of M has posted a series of YouTube videos featuring Miles talking about art, education, and duh, reality TV. Click HERE to check out more videos, but here's a taste:
And just for fun: Miles even has fan girls on the internetz! LOL!
Submitted by @letoilemagazine