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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Book Lover’s delight @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — I’m an inveterate lover of books, so you never have to bother arguing with me about the continued relevance of print as a medium. Books are not just the sum of their words and ideas, but lovely standalone objects — a concept aptly demonstrated by two book-based shows […]

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2/19/16 – Caring about things with Casey Rocheteau

Artist: Casey Rocheteau Location: Dime Store Breakfast: CR – Coffee (sugar, cream), Voodoo lady blood orange French toast special, 1/2 side order of bacon parm fries SRS – Coffee (black), duck confit reuben, 1/2 side order of bacon parm fries It’s hard to simplify conversations with Casey. Writer-on-writer action tends […]

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“Living Vessel” at Pewabic @ Knight Arts Blog

If the title to the ceramics show guest curated by Anders Ruhwald for the main gallery at Pewabic in Detroit sounds a little on the hippie side, that’s because it’s a snippet of text lifted from the introduction to “Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and Person” by M.C. Richards—a potter, poet […]

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2/18/2016 – Flying Freelance with Taylor Aldridge

Artist: Taylor Aldridge Location: Wasabi Breakfast: TA – Hot green tea, vegetarian ramen with hot sauce, side salad w/ carrot dressing SRS – Soda water, spicy pork lunch box, miso soup It’s great when you meet someone as self-possessed and thoughtful as Taylor Aldridge–a Detroit native who has recently returned […]

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Kent Monkman’s “Scent of a Beaver” @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Scroll quickly enough past a photograph of Kent Monkman’s new installation, “Scent of a Beaver,” at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities, and you might mistake it for a painting. You don’t have to be an art historian to recognize the aesthetic, but those steeped […]

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Indigenous Beauty at Toledo Art Museum @ Detroit Art Review

This month, the Toledo Museum of Art opened the fourth and final installation on the tour of Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. The show features a breathtaking array of cultural artifacts and several contemporary works of Native American art, collecting material culture from tribes […]

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