Monthly Archives: January 2017

“Worlding” at Richmond Center for Visual Arts @ Hyperallergic

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — “How might our understanding of art shift if we consider artworks not strictly as objects but individual, constructed worlds?” This is the question posed by Worlding, a five-person show envisioned and executed by the New York Professional Outreach Program’s curator Mia Curran at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts at Western Michigan University. The […]

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Coming March 2017: SPLIT from Fiction & Feeling Press

“You were married?” is a thing people often say, when it occasionally comes up. I’m not sure why that’s especially surprising—a lot of people were married, at one time—but yes, I was married for awhile. It didn’t take. I’m tremendously excited to announce that an essay I wrote about my marriage and divorce was chosen […]

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“Hiberna Floris” at Oakland University @ Culture Source

As most any high school poet can tell you: flowers die, and that’s a metaphor. The unpacking of the beauty in preservation and decay is on display in Hiberna Flores, a colorful two-woman show at Oakland University Art Gallery featuring large-scale botanical photography by Laurie Tennent in conversation with a living (and dying!) installation piece […]

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People First Project @ Knight Arts blog

The People First Project is helping to revitalize Corktown, one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods, by leveraging a 2016 Knight Cities Challenge grant to create a series of temporary changes along the busy Michigan Avenue corridor. The ideas help people better connect with public space, while promoting collaboration among the city’s creatives and urban innovators. “One […]

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Ryan Standfest’s “Random Negotiations Toward an Unreasonable Happiness” @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — “As a child, I had a devout interest in my grandfather’s handmade fly traps that adorned his backyard garden, dangling from tree branches and fence posts,” reads the statement accompanying Ryan Standfest’s solo exhibition of prints at Hatch Art, Random Negotiations Toward an Unreasonable Happiness. I was mesmerized by these simple contraptions […]

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Meredith Monk at Penny Stamps @ Hyperallergic

“Art is addicted to distraction.” That was a bold statement near the conclusion of a lecture by Meredith Monk, part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by the Stamps School of Art & Design at University of Michigan. Monk’s talk, “Pioneering Performance,” offered an overview of her dynamic 50-year career in discipline-shattering multimedia […]

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Old Glory Underwear Audit @ Hyperallergic

As a racist, misogynist, possibly treasonous, and definitely unqualified non-politician approaches his inauguration as president of the United States, artists are scrambling for political leverage by any means available. According to artist Coralina Meyer, to find material for political action, women need look no farther than our own drawers. Under the moniker Lambastic — the name […]

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“Heart” – a featured artist project @ Simone DeSousa Gallery’s EDITION

“Whenever I start thinking of my love for a person, I am in the habit of immediately drawing radii from my love—from my heart, from the tender nucleus of a personal matter—to monstrously remote points in the universe. Something impels me to measure the consciousness of my love against such unimaginable and incalculable things as […]

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