Cedric Tai

2010


Accepting Accidents
Accepting Accidents
Installation Views of "Accepting Accidents" my first solo show @ Re:View Contemporary containing my recent experiments with sculptures and paintings.

Accepting Accidents
Accepting Accidents
Accepting Accidents
Accepting Accidents
''Expandability'' Winterizing Plastic, wood, zip ties, spraypaint and screws (size is variable on the configuration)

Accepting Accidents
''Limitless Economic Growth'' Tinted and mirrored acrylic plastic

Accepting Accidents
''Everyone gets to do one'' Paint and wood

Accepting Accidents
Accepting Accidents
Accepting Accidents
''Digit'' CNC routed acrylic plastic, ink and commercial latex paint

Accepting Accidents
''Full Blown Disaster'' Mixed media on the back of found acrylic plastic

Accepting Accidents
Artist talk for "Accepting Accidents" at Re:View Contemporary

Accompanying Text from the exhibition

Cedric Tai
Accepting Accidents
September 11 - October 21, 2010

In Accepting Accidents, Detroit-based artist Cedric Tai's solo exhibit at Re:View Contemporary, Tai explores the unintentional and how we adapt, react, adjust, and create in response to accidental and unexpected circumstances.

The exhibit features Tai's newest body of work, including paintings and three dimensional objects created especifically for the exhibit space. Through these works, Tai invites us to think proactively about the accidents we may have to accept and how we may be inspired to accept diversity as a result.

''Find a blank canvas, I mean so blank that it's clear. Take everything you've got and mix it all together, not like when you're making batter but make sure everything comes in contact with everything else. Let it sit for a day, who knows, it might take a week to dry. Flip it over to see what you've got, ok, you've got a problem. It looks like crap. Deal with it. If you get stuck, just destroy your favorite part and keep going. Find what you were looking for even though you don't remember why you started in the first place.'' - Cedric Tai

Accepting Accidents: Works by Cedric Tai opens at Re:View Contemporary on September 11, 2010 and runs through October 9, 2010. As part of this exhibit, Tai will present an Artist Talk on Friday, October 1.

2011


Napkin Show
"Ideas for Detroit on Napkins" Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI

Napkin Show
Napkin Show
Napkin Show
Napkin Show
"Never Rest" for the show 'Kant Stop Believin' curated by Ian Swanson. This was a collaboration between myself and digital artist Benjamin Gaydos. Ben created the slowly spinning video of geometric shards which is projected onto the tornado of fast moving reflective foam rectangles.

Mechanisms and concepts were created by myself. Materials:Blowers, reflective foam, projector, a digital video, wood, a corner, and your inner child. The video documentation like many of my videos have been taken with my phone. Ben has a much higher quality version of another installation of the piece.

Other exhibitions from 2011 that are accessible on this site include work from "Art X Detroit", a video documenting our "People Mover Happenings"and the show I curated myself into, I don't believe in art, I believe in artists" at Whitdel Arts.