Monthly Archives: November 2017

In conversation with Thomas Bangsted @ Hyperallergic

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — In his third exhibition of photographs at Marc Straus, photographer Thomas Bangsted presents large-scale photographs that recreate historical maritime scenes through a painstaking process of shooting, collecting, and aggregating present-day images. The seven black-and-white pigment prints include selections from two different bodies of work — battleships and landscapes — both […]

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11/20/2017 – Remain Teachable with Seamus Gallagher

Artist: Seamus Gallagher Location: Rose’s Fine Food Breakfast: SG – Coffee (black), Silverman’s Special SRS – Coffee (black), Staff Favorite 2.0 I met Seamus doing studio visits at CCS last month – those who have been following BWTA closely will notice a rash of emerging artists from CCS lately, following a Lunchtime Lecture I delivered. […]

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Keith Haring at Cranbrook Art Museum @ Detroit Art Review

Keith Haring is internationally known for his ebullient and evocative figure drawings, rising to art world fame in the mid-1980s on a wave of graffiti-influenced NYC street culture. Like many of his contemporaries, Haring was part of an early wave bringing art to market as a prestige commodity, and like many of his fellows, he […]

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“Wonderland” Review @ Rustbelt Arts

The great K.A. Letts wrote up “Wonderland” over at her dynamic arts blog, Rustbelt Arts. Thanks, Kathleen! You are the greatest greatest! Read it here! “Wonderland” continues its run through this weekend (possibly through Dec. 2) at the Terhune Gallery in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Cranbrook Winter openings @ Detroit Free Press

For the Cranbrook Art Museum Director Andrew Blauvelt, the suite of four new winter shows came together as part careful planning, part good luck. “It was kind of serendipitous, but very lucky,“ said Blauvelt. The museum was developing a show around the work of New York-based graphics artist Ryan McGinness, and an exhibition about the early […]

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Andy Malone’s “Play Room” @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — The opening night of Play Room, an exhibition of kinetic and interactive sculptures by Detroit-based artist Andy Malone, had a slightly different vibe than the usual white-cube affair. Visitors gathered around tables to lay hands on Malone’s creations, and the air was filled with the playful chatter of children. That’s because Malone’s work […]

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“Shoetopia!” at CCS @ CultureSource

From high fashion, to sneaker collecting, to the perfect finish for haberdashery, people love shoes. For street use, footwear is a discipline that requires the merging of aesthetics and design; no matter how well they work as vehicles for self-expression, they simply cannot serve as accessories if they are not also, to some degree, functional. […]

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