Monthly Archives: April 2017

Now and Then at DAM @ Detroit Free Press

As redevelopment efforts in Detroit gain momentum, the city’s art scene seems to find itself in a reflective mood. Perhaps the incipient 50-year anniversary of the summer of 1967 has sparked this trend — it will be a component of “Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement,” which will arrive at the […]

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Visions from India at the Pizzuti Collection @ Hyperallergic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When it comes to exhibition-making, the Pizzuti Collection works entirely from the contemporary holdings of Ron and Ann Pizzuti, who are as avid in their championing of Columbus as they are in their appetite for diverse acquisitions, largely by living artists, the world over. Looking at the cross section of artists, media, […]

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Freep debut: Michael Luchs at Simone DeSousa Gallery

I’m utterly chuffed to share my first piece as a contributing writer for the Detroit Free Press. Hooray for art! Hooray for circulation! Hooray for the Cass Corridor! Read and enjoy! Within the recent history of Detroit’s relationship to the wider world of contemporary art, there is only one major movement that gained widespread attention: […]

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BEAMS at the Scarab Club @ Culture Source

The Scarab Club has been a Detroit art institution since its opening in October of 1928 (as the Scarab “clubhouse”). Its rich history of visiting and local artists is famously catalogued by the collection of signatures on the wood beams of its second-floor lounge. The beams display some 230-plus signatures, including those of Diego Rivera, […]

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Chagall at Selby Gardens @ Hyperallergic

SARASOTA, Fla — Russian-French painter Marc Chagall has been considered many things — a Surrealist, a colorist, a modernist — but never really a naturalist. Yet that’s the tack that was taken by the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as they approached the construction of an exhibition presenting several of the artist’s works. The result, Marc Chagall, Flowers, […]

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“Pathways” Stamps Grad show @ Culture Source

Classes at University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design are racing toward the end of a busy academic year, while the administration prepares for changes that will impact the coming one. The recently opened Stamps Gallery, situated in a pedestrian-friendly location on the first floor of the McKinley Towne Center at 201 S. […]

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Tracey Snelling at UofM Institute for the Humanities @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Miniatures are typically all about control. Life at scale is messy, unpredictable, and often overwhelming. Things never stay where you put them. The creation of miniature dioramas offers both maker and viewer a sense of stronger footing in the present — we can tower over these scenes, peer into them, arrange them […]

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