Monthly Archives: September 2015

Blake J. Williams & “Timeless” at Pewabic @ Knight Arts Blog

Chrys Bonnay-Lewis, the director of programs at Pewabic in Detroit, is determined that the organization be known not only for its historical roots as one of city’s oldest businesses, and not only for its unusual glazes, which have made Pewabic tiles a local sign of interior design distinction. Bonnay-Lewis hopes Pewabic will also be recognized […]

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9/18/15 – Beyond Skin-Deep with Cristin Richard

Artist: Cristin Richard Location: Le Petit Zinc Breakfast: CC – Green tea (?), Le Petit Dejuner (no baguette) SRS – Coffee (black), citron crepe It’s good to remember that appearances can be deceiving. We move through life at a breakneck pace a lot of the time, distracted by our phones, multitasking, and forced to make […]

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New players on the scene! Read all about it @ Knight Arts Blog

Expansion, diversity and cultural exchanges with other cities are all hallmarks of a thriving art scene. With new arts infrastructure falling into place and a roster of fresh players emerging on the landscape, Detroit is making great strides toward all three. One indication that perceptions about Detroit’s potential as an art market are shifting is […]

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T:BA:15 Review @ Hyperallergic

PORTLAND, Ore. — “Time-based art” is a fairly broad category. Confined, as we are, to a linear time-space progression, all art is in some way time-sensitive. What a convenient categorization, if your goal is to include as many diverse artists as possible, as it is Portland’s annual Time-Based Art Festival (T:BA), put on by the Portland […]

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Review of “Discreet Vulgarities” at Simone DeSousa @ Detroit Art Review

Kupertus’ “Peep Seats” running video loops made collaboratively by the pair, on view for all prepared to kneel. Image courtesy of the artists and Simone DeSousa Gallery. “Discreet Vulgarities,” which opened at Simone DeSousa Gallery on September 11th, could be accurately billed as a two-person show, featuring the work of photographer, multi-media, and performance artist […]

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9/15/15 – Death and the Lady

Artist: Chelsea Cain Location: Jam on Hawthorne, Portland, OR Breakfast: CC – Coffee (black), grapefruit juice, tofu scramble, side of fresh spinach SRS – Coffee (black), bacon scramble, biscuit & jam (raspberry), potato hash Well, I’m a little (a lot) in awe of Chelsea Cain. That her mystery stories are often bestsellers tells me that […]

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In Conversation with Jens Hoffman and Pablo León de la Barra @ Art in America

America by Minerva Cuevas. Image courtesy of the artist and MOCAD. The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is buzzing with activity in preparation for the opening of “United States of Latin America” (Sept. 18, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016). Organized by MOCAD senior curator at large Jens Hoffmann (also deputy director of the Jewish Museum in […]

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9/12/15 – Catch a Wave with Tyler Bewley

Artist: Tyler Bewley Location: His studio, San Francisco Breakfast: TB – “Smooth Criminal” SRS – Hot apple cider Tyler Bewley spends a great deal of time in contemplation of the Pacific Ocean. When he’s not out on his surfboard (or in the classroom, where he teaches art to youngsters of San Francisco), he’s recombining his […]

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Fun times with Claire Ashley at Youngworld @ Hyperallergic!

DETROIT, Mich. — Hey, denizens of the art world, let’s take a moment to consider the radical implications of chilling the fuck out for a minute. First stop: LANK LIMP LEMONS SUCK at Youngworld, where Claire Ashley’s installations of brightly colored, large-scale, abstract inflatables set a playful tone for good times. Do I sound a […]

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