February 16, 2017

This Weekend in Various Artstuffs

There’s a lot going on this weekend, and beyond!

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On Saturday, February 18th at 4:00pm, I’m moderating an artist talk with  Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope, at David Klein Gallery’s downtown location.

Organizational Strategies for the After Life is a collaborative project by Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope, the husband and wife team formerly known as Design 99. Reichert and Cope have been working in their Detroit neighborhood for six years, collecting a warehouse full of objects left behind by former neighbors and their predecessors.

If you know me, you know I love to talk and think and make art about hoarding, so it should be a lively discussion.

Dear Heart, 2016-17 In collaboration with Jason Huyghe Found objects, cigar box, salvage yarn, copper wire, solder, spool, fixtures

But what about your art, Sarah Rose Sharp, thought nobody, ever. Well, I’m glad you asked! If you can’t get enough of hearing me talk out of my face about art, I’m going to be at Simone DeSousa Gallery on Sunday, February 19, from 2pm to 4pm, for an informal gallery conversation and exhibition tour of Heart, my solo takeover and first feature project in the newly launched EDITION space.

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 the behavior of nebulae.

~ Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

This will also serve as the closing reception for the project (from 3:00-4:00), which remains on display through February 26!

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I’m also pleased to report that the long-anticipated Detroit Sequential from Rotland Press is off to the printer, and that means it will soon be available for purchase and gleeful consumption. Contained in its all-sequential-comic pages is a collaborative contribution with words by me (and longtime in-house adversary, My Brain) and tasty visuals by the incomparable Andrew “Andy T” Thompson. More details to come on the publication launch and availability, but something to look forward to in these dark days of February, worst of all known months.

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