As millions of people living in the United States hold our breath in the face of a president-elect who seems hell-bent on waging war on immigrants, a series of recent events orchestrated by Culture Lab Detroit proved themselves to be exceptionally timely. “Culture Lab Detroit’s 2016 theme is ‘Walls,’” Culture Lab Detroit founder Jane Schulak says. […]
It is easy, in our first-world era of refrigeration and international produce exchange, to think of food culture as a never-ending string of trends and dietary fads. But certain food techniques stretch back to the bedrock of civilization, and have developed hand-in-hand with human society, to the point where bacterial culture and human culture are […]
EDITION 2016 just opened at Simone DeSousa Gallery – I have a series of four pieces in the EDITION space, called The Disease Cycle. You can see them there in person, or you can check out this gallery of images.
Very excited for the EDITION 2016 opening this evening! This an awesome group show, and as usual I am humbled to be included in this group of artists. I have a series of four pieces, collectively titled The Disease Cycle: Metastatic, Degenerative, Communicable, and Opportunistic. Opening is at Simone DeSousa Gallery – 12:00-6:00 today!
The good folks over at infinite mile are wrapping up another year of excellent work, shining local light and art philosophy on our scene. As they like to do (and we all like to read), they conclude this year with an ∞ mile (Infinite Mile) Year 3 Anthology. I have a couple articles in this […]
I juggled attending a Sunday matinee of Dot, a holiday-time family dramedy and the newest offering from Detroit Public Theatre’s second season, with coordinating the arrival of my parents for a long holiday visit. Taking a break from garden-variety disputes about breakfast venues and car rental arrangements for an afternoon of theater centered around a […]
DETROIT — Let me begin by saying: I want to believe. Belief systems — be they based in religious, astrological, metaphysical, or deeply personal rituals — are coping mechanisms, helping to guide us through a world that feels, at times, full of forces beyond our control or comprehension. As the title of his installation at […]
DETROIT — According to artist Koen Vanmechelen, the chicken is the most domesticated animal in the world. “It gives us a lot of food — protein and eggs,” said Vanmechelen in an interview with Hyperallergic. “But another interesting part is that it also stands for culture, because in every country, we started to breed a […]
Imagine you’re a student at the end of an eight-hour school day. What could possibly compel you to tackle another couple of hours of schoolwork or tutoring with any sort of enthusiasm? How about a ride in a giant, metal, bicycle-powered pangolin? Nonprofit learning hub 826Michigan is all about providing access to school supplies, tutors, and […]
Thanks to all who made it out for the opening at Public Pool on Saturday! It was a special night – I hope you had as much fun as I did! The show will be running through December 17, with regular gallery hours from 1:00-6:00 on Saturdays. Please feel free to contact me if you […]