Monthly Archives: February 2016

2/26/2016 – Poetic Aspirations and Cruel Realities

Artists: Glen Armstrong & Ben Bennett-Carpenter aka Cruel Garters Location: The Clique Breakfast: GA – Coffee (cream), spinach & red pepper omelet, potatoes (?) BB-C – Coffee (black), omelet with spinach, peppers, maybe meat (?) SRS – Coffee (black), two eggs (over hard), sausage, potatoes, side of pancakes If I had to pick a theme […]

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“Cosmologies” at CCS @ Detroit Art Review

Aesthetically, the three-person show Cosmologies, which opened at the CCS Center Galleries on January 23rd and runs through the 27th of this month, reminds me very much of a Hubble telescope picture series of a formation called “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula—a star-forming region. Works by New York-based painter Assunta Sera draw directly […]

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2/25/2016 – Intuitive Exhibition-Making with Michelle Perron

Artist: Michelle Perron Location: Cass Cafe Breakfast: MP – Water (lemon), lentil burger (w/ cheddar), side salad (mustard vinaigrette) SRS – Coffee (black), reuben (corned beef & cole slaw), caramel cake I thought it was appropriate that Michelle Perron and I ended up meeting for this BWTA at the Cass Cafe, because it the perfect […]

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2/24/2016 – Everybody Loves Chris

Artist: Chris Riddell Location: Royal Kabob Breakfast: CR – Coffee (cream), soup, vegetarian wrap sandwich, mini-pita & garlic sauce SRS – Hot tea, fatoosh with lamb shwarma, mini-pita & garlic sauce Chris Riddell’s reputation precedes him. There are poet’s poets and athlete’s athletes – Chris is something of an artist’s artist. In the opinion of […]

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Our House, in the Middle of Your Street – The White House @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — You can’t really talk about expatriate American artist Ryan Mendoza‘s “The White House” project without talking about appropriation. Appropriation has a long and storied history within the context of art, and that makes it easy to intellectualize a process that, at its heart, means taking something from someone else. Maybe that’s okay, when the […]

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Kari Cholnoky & Mitch Cope at David Klein Gallery @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — If you happen to be prone to synesthesia, you may want to give Kari Cholnoky’s exhibition Semi Lucid Steaks, at David Klein Gallery, a wide berth. The artist’s multi-dimensional wall hangings and freestanding sculptures layer texture upon texture to create a critical mass of pustulant foam, fringes of hair, plastic toys, and shellacked […]

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