Monthly Archives: July 2017

Cass Corridor: Connecting Times @ Simone DeSousa Gallery

Through Line to Q-Line – Cass Corridor: Connecting Times “Detroit is a place of simultaneous truths, layers of social strata, unity and divisions. If you’re new to the area, you probably refer to the rapidly-developing commercial strip between Wayne State University and the Masonic Temple as “Midtown,” but anyone who has been here for more […]

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Wet Hot American Queen of the Damned at KO Gallery @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Let’s take a moment to appreciate weird beauty, and Shaina Kasztelan’s celebration of it, in her wild, multimedia paintings. In the inaugural solo show of Hamtramck’s new KO Gallery — headquarters for the Heavenly Dogs art collective, of which Kasztelan is a member — this young artist presents her apocalyptic assemblages of female […]

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The Henry Ford Museum Archives @ Culture Source

Throughout its expansive campus, The Henry Ford (which includes both the Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village) has a jaw-dropping 24,000 objects on display. This includes everything from cars, trains, structures like a working diner and Buckminster Fuller’s model Dymaxion House, and thousands upon thousands of smaller pieces of the material and technological history […]

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7/18/2017 – Power Up with Meagan Shein

Artist: Meagan Shein Location: The Lunch Room, Ann Arbor Breakfast: MS – Iced tea, Power-Up Bowl (Frank’s hot sauce) SRS – Coffee (black), Power-Up Bowl (sriracha) Meagan Shein showed up for this BWTA with a conversational agenda! I like that in a woman. This amounted to 10 minutes of her talking a blue streak while […]

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Art of Rebellion at the DIA @ Detroit Free Press

As Detroit arrives at the 50-year anniversary of the summer of 1967, many of its cultural institutions are seizing the opportunity to reflect upon the history of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the cultural and social factors that played a part in the mass civil uprising that took place in the midst of Detroit’s […]

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Cass Corridor: Connecting Times – Pre-order available from Simone DeSousa Gallery

Can’t wait to get my hands on this publication by Simone DeSousa Gallery, which catalogues and reflects upon the excellent trio of shows curated by Nancy Mitchnick this summer, featuring Cass Corridor artists. I personally have learned a ton about artists with a long history in the city, but a relatively small presence, currently. This […]

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Nushrat Rahman on “Preserving Identity” @ Mulberries & Ink

But at the crux of it, the process of co-curating the art show cultivated an opportunity for growth. That is to say that–on a more personal note–Preserving Identity taught me about what it means to push oneself beyond one’s comfort zone, to take risks, and to be consistently intentional. My co-curator and utterly fantastic human […]

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On Advertising @ Hyperallergic

This week, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in Great Britain released a report on gender stereotypes in ads titled “Depictions, Perceptions, and Harms.” As reported by the New York Times, the agency, which regulates advertising, found that stereotypes could “restrict the choices, aspirations and opportunities” of viewers — with particular concern regarding teenagers and young […]

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