Compared with other
contemporary gallery tribes, C Pop presents a lavish, glitzy appearance,
complete with polished floors and a designed look. Though many local
artists initially saw the C Pop as Johnny-come-lately, it has
doggedly persisted, putting on great shows and parties for the
The C-Pop Gallery did not
appear out of nowhere. It was hatched in the minds of Rick Manore
and Michael Lask many years ago. Rick and Mike were dedicated to
Detroit artists long before they opened the current gallery. Their
initial commitment was to music poster artists such as myself, Mark
Arminski and Cleveland artist Derek Hess, but they smartly realized
that this was only the tip of the iceberg, that there was a new art
movement that was not centered around, but included, music posters.
Rick and Mike were advocates of my work and always treated me with
good business and lots of respect. I sure respect them. Living in
California for the last 12 years I am not completely up to date with
C-Pop, but I know it is a nationally respected gallery that Detroit
should be proud of.
More information on the Cpop Gallery demise is to be found on the Detroityes forum.
Susie Pilzninski - sitting at reception