Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Intimate Instruments” at Spread Art @ Knight Arts blog

How do you experience intimacy? Is it something you can get better at with practice? Artist and Eastern Michigan University professor Chris Reilly would like you to consider your relationship with intimacy, and to this end, facilitates workshops that invite participants to assemble and play an instrument of his own devising, called the “Linguaphone of […]

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“Pictures of You” at David Klein Gallery @ Detroit Art Review

“Realism gets a bad rap,” says Christine Schefman, Director of Contemporary Art for David Klein Gallery, and helmswoman of the new downtown Detroit location. The latest show to open at David Klein is Pictures of You, which features five painters, each of whom employs realism in some capacity in his renderings—and each of whom makes […]

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5/12/2016 – Creative Relief with Barbara Melnik Carson

Artist: Barbara Melnik Carson Location: Mudgie’s Breakfast: BMC – Coffee (cream), The Barrett (did not eat pickle wedge) SRS – Coffee (black), The Kenna I’m so glad Barbara Melnik Carson reached out and we were able to meet up for breakfast (“This is actually lunch, right?” said Barbara) at Mudgie’s this week. Barbara is a […]

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Cranbrook Grad Shows @ Knight Arts blog

Spring has come, and with it, a fresh crop of hopeful art school graduates prepare to take on the world. But first, the final hurdle—graduate shows. There’s still one week to catch the graduate show at Cranbrook Art Museum, which features the work of more than 80 graduates across 10 departments. Cranbrook, the recipient of multiple Knight Arts […]

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5/9/2016 – Sophomore Slump with Saladin Ahmed

Artist: Saladin Ahmed Location: Parks & Rec Diner Breakfast: SA – Coffee (black), cinnamon roll SRS – Coffee (black), 1/2 waffle + 1 egg (over hard), side of bacon Being a writer is sort of a slippery profession. Compared with other kinds of art-making, it is incredibly low overhead; for the most part, the materials […]

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UNLOADED at UICA @ Hyperallergic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — To say that gun violence is an affliction of American society is a radical understatement, whether you go by the statistics or the frequency of mass shooting incidents. Many artists have attempted to engage with this issue, from gallery shows to web projects. Susanne Slavick, an artist and professor of art […]

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5/4/2016 – The Nature of Nature with Morgan Barrie

Artist: Morgan Barrie Location: Le Petit Zinc Breakfast: MB – Coffee (black), crepe fromage de chevre et epinards SRS – Coffee (black), le petit dejuner I’ll admit, I am not very good at understanding what kind of impression I make on people. Sometimes I’m like, “I’m passionate!” and people are like, “You seem angry.” Sometimes […]

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Kyle Lane-McKinley @ Hyperallergic

Image courtesy of Kyle Lane-McKinley Who is famous enough to be memorialized on a piece of toast? That’s the simple starting point of 100 Wonderbreads of the World, an ongoing work by artist, educator, and activist Kyle Lane-McKinley, which is on display as part of In Conversation, a show of UC Santa Cruz Art Faculty work […]

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“ECHOES” @ Detroit Art Review

“ECHOES” at Galerie Camille is a three-person show featuring the work of Robert Mirek, John McLaughlin, and Paula Schubatis . The show demonstrates points of resonance that carom throughout the individual bodies of work, as well as creating a kind of visual conversation between the three artists, who would seem to have little in common, […]

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“This Picture I Gift” @ Knight Arts blog

Funded through the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, “This Picture I Gift” is a book of exquisite photographs by Michelle Andonian, with images captured in her grandmother’s forfeited Armenian homeland. By way of introducing readings from the book, which took place at Pages Bookshop on Saturday, April 23—just one day before the 101th anniversary of the […]

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