Monthly Archives: March 2017

Anne Patterson’s “Pathless Woods” at The Ringling @ Hyperallergic

SARASOTA, Fla. — Most people have heard of synesthesia, a cognitive condition that causes the synesthete to conflate one sense for another, for example to taste colors, or perceive certain letters to light up or have personalities. But it occurred to me, as I stepped into the exhibition space for Pathless Woods, an installation work […]

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“Footwork” by Public Design Trust @ Model D

DC3 engaged The Work Department, a women-led social innovation design firm comprised of Detroit-based architects, designers, curators, and other creative professionals, to curate the exhibition for Saint-Étienne. The result is “Footwork: The Choreography of Collaboration”—a vision of collaborative design and innovation featuring the work of more than 60 individuals, collectives, and corporations, on the topic […]

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2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne @ Knight Arts blog

When Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) began the lengthy and involved process of applying for UNESCO City of Design status on behalf of Detroit—a goal that was successfully achieved at the end of 2015—they did so knowing it would help centralize the role that design plays in shaping cities, and the lives of their citizens. […]

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Adriana Martínez at MOCAD @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — The allocation of resources is a critical consideration for any artist, whether on the personal, local, or global level. The question facing Colombian artist Adriana Martínez, and her group of friends and collaborators from university, was how to continue working as artists as they prepared to leave school. They organized into a multi-faceted collective, […]

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2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne @ Hyperallergic

SAINT-ÉTIENNE, France — It would likely dismay students of design to learn that, to those not trained to think about the field, it is largely invisible. No object is accidental, no system has fallen arbitrarily into place, yet most of us go about our lives without acknowledging the purpose-built nature of our society. Humans have existed […]

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EDITION Online @ Simone DeSousa Gallery

Simone DeSousa has revamped their online store, to match the recent overhaul at EDITION. You can find selections from my special project this year, including my flags, under the “Limited Editions” section, as well as a wide variety of fascinating and beautiful objects from some of Detroit’s leading artists. Come for the art! And then […]

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Notes from the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne @ Metro Times

As a kind of sister city based on our shared heritage of an industrial manufacturing boom followed by economic decline, the city of Saint-Étienne, France, extended the invitation to Detroit to be a featured presenter in this year’s Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne. Saint-Étienne is one of 22 international locations recognized as an UNESCO City of […]

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After Industry at Wasserman Projects @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — It is fitting that After Industry, a three-person show at Wasserman Projects concerned with the relationship between man and nature, came together, in the words of gallery director Alison Wong, “organically.” Yet the synthesis of three masters of divergent media — Italian sculptor Willy Verginer, Norwegian painter Christer Karlstad, and Michigan-based photographer Jason DeMarte — […]

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