Monthly Archives: March 2016

Us Is Them @ Hyperallergic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Pizzuti Collection — a nonprofit museum that opened in Columbus, Ohio just three years ago for the express purpose of publicly showcasing selections from the Pizzuti family’s private art holdings — is currently showcasing Us Is Them, an exhibit that considers a wide-ranging group of international artists as social critics. Spanning several […]

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3/15/2016 – Parks & Creation

Artist: Valerie Parks Location: Beverly Hills Grill Breakfast: VP – Coffee (cream), BLT (with eggs!) SRS – Coffee (black), Corned beef hash (poached eggs), English muffin (blackberry jam) I was impressed with Valerie Parks before I even met her, because she’s one of the few people who did the thing I’ve been encouraging people to […]

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“Surrealism: The Conjured Life” at MCA Chicago @ Detroit Art Review

There is a fairly structured approach to cognitive development within our society—we try to make order of chaos. We assigned meanings to symbols (like letters or shapes), and organize those symbols in configurations that generate more complex meanings (like words or images), and continue along, stringing together ever-greater numbers of shapes and letters to make […]

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“This is the Living Vessel” at Pewabic @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — One does not, perhaps, consider ceramic objects to be immediately gendered, possess sexuality, or be particularly political. But pottery is one of the oldest practices among humans, and is so rooted in fundamental domestic and utilitarian concerns that there is literally no known human society that has not made vessels of some kind. […]

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“Self-Titled 2: (954)785-8492.5” at Trinosophes @ Knight Arts blog

At Trinosophes, a Knight Arts Challenge winner in Detroit, Feb. 23 marked the opening of “Self-Titled 2: (954)785-8492.5.” A collaborative project by artists Henry Crissman and Hamilton Poe, the exhibit will remain on display through the end of March. This is the second collaboration between Crissman and Poe. The first, “Self-Titled 1,” also premiered at […]

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“Woman in E” at the MOCAD @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — I’d been sitting in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s (MOCAD) Cafe 78 for roughly five minutes before I noticed that the usual sonic backdrop of well-curated music had been replaced by a single repeating guitar chord, fading almost to silence each time before being reprised (with an occasional light riff). I would […]

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3/1/2016 – BANG-BANG BREAKFAST THOUGHTS with Billy Mark

Artist: Billy Mark Location: Rose’s Fine Food Breakfast: BM – Bang-Bang Breakfast Rice SRS – Coffee (black), Bang-Bang Breakfast Rice (with crumbled bacon) First of all, PEACE OUT, FEBRUARY. Seriously, screw that month. There could be no greater way to clear the winter doldrums than this March 1 confab with the fabulous Billy Mark. The […]

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