Monthly Archives: August 2015

Review of Essay’d III @ Detroit Art Review

Never am I more impressed with the curatorial efforts of Steve Panton, then when I see an installment of the ongoing Essay’d series at his gallery, 9338 Campau, in Hamtramck. Panton already has established his reputation as one of the most innovative and intuitive curators around the Detroit art scene, with his first gallery 2739 […]

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An Analysis of ExchangeWorks @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — There is a great tension between the investments an artist makes to produce work and the living she extracts from selling art. It is a classic conundrum that many artists have to fund their own efforts for some length of time by an alternative means of support, and one major expense, especially for […]

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Review of “Wish List” by Gallery Project @ Hyperallergic

TOLEDO, Ohio — Rocco DePietro and Gloria Pritschet characterize the massive group show they curated for Gallery Project, Wish List, as a contemporary statement of cultural desire. If your desire, like mine, is for a visual smorgasboard embodying the collective wishes and hopes of a range of rust belt artists, then Wish List should be on your (to-do) […]

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8/26/15 – Alexander Buzzalini has Feelings, Loves Cowboys

Artist: Alexander Buzzalini Location: Public Pool Breakfast: AB – Half a can of Stroh’s SRS – Water (no ice) Alex did not have half a can of Stroh’s for breakfast, okay? This BWTA took place around 11:00 at night. But listen, I cannot deprive you of this gem of a conversation, just because it fails […]

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All Aboard “Barn Boat”: Talking Modern Mythology with Scott Hocking @ Detroit Art Review

Scott Hocking is a canonical artist in the Detroit art scene, internationally famous for his site-specific monument building, typically out of objects found and installed amidst Detroit’s urban ruins . Recently, he has ventured to the tip-of-the-thumb town of Port Austin, MI, to work on a massive rebuilding of a derelict barn into an ark-like […]

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Shooting for Greatness; Settling for Reality

Ah, the day of the dreaded KAF video shoot. I have been having anxiety about this literally since they announced it at orientation. Why? Certainly not because filmmakers Oren Goldenberg and Ben Friedman lack the chops to make an excellent 3-minute video. You want me to keep it real? Let me keep it very real. […]

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8/24/15 – KAF#15 – On Success with Lillien Waller

Artist: Lillien Waller Location: Le Petit Zinc Breakfast: LW – Coffee (black), spinach-and-something-else crepe SRS – Coffee (black), lemon sucre crepe I have mentioned already, and will mention again, how much I love the opportunity to connect with other writers. We are such a finicky, introverted bunch; it is so hard to get in a […]

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“Bebop: The Musical” @ Puppet House

There’s no people like puppet people. They (okay, we) are a truly hilarious and weird bunch. I don’t puppeteer, myself, but local Puppetmistress Carrie Morris (who leads the charge over at CMAP, in the Puppet House on Carpenter) figured out about my deep roots as a costumer, and engages me, on occasion, to make costumes […]

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8/20/15 – Space Adventures with Jessica Frelinghuysen

Artist: Jessica Frelinghuysen Location: Cass Cafe Breakfast: JRF – Iced tea, Salmon BLT, 1/2 “structural” sweet potato fries appetizer SRS – Coffee (black), “Naughty” salami and cheese wrap, 1/2 “ooh fancy” sweet potato fries appetizer, caramel cake Let’s do an exercise together: Jessica Free-Ling-Hi-Zen. Hi! Hi! Hi, Jessica! Free-Ling-Hi-Zen. That’s how you say it. Great, […]

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