Monthly Archives: April 2016

4/16/2016 – Bridging the Arts with K.A. Letts

Artist: K.A. Letts Location: Cass Cafe Breakfast: KAL – Coffee (black), vegetarian omelette, potato hash, no toast SRS – Coffee (black), eggs over hard, potato hash, rye toast, bacon Those who have done some digging into my mysterious origins will know that I hold a degree in Theater Arts, specifically costume design. It turns out […]

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“Doubly So” at Center Galleries @ Knight Arts blog

“Delara (2)” (2016) by Sheida Soleimani, soft sculpture, archival pigment print with frame.  Female identity is often an exercise in duality. Women are largely encouraged to present a seamless and appealing surface to the world, which can serve to mask the trials and tribulations of being subjugated to a range of indignities–from lower wages, to […]

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Kurt Novak’s scanner portraits at the DSO @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — After many decades at virtual standstill, Detroit has been quickly met with change, bringing with it new opportunities as well as growing pains. However, one of the fringe benefits of spending so much time under-the-radar is that Detroit’s physical and cultural history remains visible, accessible, and present (for now). Young people especially have […]

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“lifework” at 9338 Campau @ infinite mile

9338 Campau and its predecessor, 2739 Edwin—both directed by Hamtramck gallerist Steve Panton—have presented a few recurring themes over the years, one of which indisputably reflects an interest in labor as a human experience and a political act.  Labor is both a great social equalizer and a divider; all humans (and some would argue, all […]

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4/7/2016 – Interior Life with Sally Schluter Tardella

Artist: Sally Schluter Tardella Location: Chartreuse Breakfast: SST – White wine, grilled salmon salad, coffee (black) SRS – Apple-ginger soda, egg, cheese, Tasso ham, jalapeno breakfast sandwich, coffee (black) There is a vibrant relationship between women and spaces. I have always marveled at the prototypical “bachelor pad” – it sometimes seems like once men have […]

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Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter @ Essay’d

Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter would like for you, the viewer, to be involved. Engagement with her work, ideally, goes beyond aesthetic appreciation; her pieces are designed for physical interaction: wearing, blowing, navigating, and especially stretching. Tension is the fundamental quality of weaving; as a fiber artist, accomplished weaver, and instructor at Cranbrook’s Kingswood Weaving and Fiber Art […]

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Olivia Erlanger at What Pipeline @ Knight Arts Blog

“I had been looking around these ideas of systemic crisis, global financial crisis, which is what I came of age in,” said artist Olivia Erlanger during a conversation about “The Oily Actor.” This new body of work was presented at What Pipeline, a Knight Arts grantee in Detroit. “It was the most prominent dialogue in […]

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Chloë Brown’s “Dancing in the Boardroom” at MOCAD @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — “There’s something weirdly comforting about knowing there’s a load of cities in the world that are in the same situation,” said Chloë Brown, who took a moment away from installing her multi-media piece, “Dancing in the Boardroom (Turnin’ My Heartbeat Up)” (2013) to speak with Hyperallergic about the resonance between Detroit and the […]

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