Monthly Archives: November 2017

UMS Blog!

So chuffed to receive a shout-out for the Wonderland group show in the UMS Arts & Culture blog, penned by the inimitable Amanda Krugliak. We happen to be in the company of a number of great shows, including Jeanne Beiri at Hatch, Alex Buzzalini & John Charnota at Public Pool, Susan Goethel Campbell at David […]

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Akoaki & “Detroit Cultivator” @ Detroit Free Press

While the narrative about Detroit’s comeback and big plans for development often seem to revolve around a few corporation-owned-and-operated corridors, a design duo called Akoaki, comprised of wife-and-husband architecture team Anya Sirota and Jean Louis Farges, has been quietly at work for the past four years in close conjunction with community members and cultural partners in Detroit’s […]

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11/3/2017 – Suffer All but Fools with Susan Okla

Artist: Susan Okla Location: Avalon International Breads, Detroit Breakfast: SO – Coffee (?), Cauliflower pizza-bread SRS – Coffee (black), Carrot cake Walking around the block to catch a little fresh air, after baking in Avalon’s sun-drenched window seat, artist Susan Okla spots an extension ladder leaning against the facade of Mario’s Italian restaurant, and it gives […]

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Exhibit Columbus @ Hyperallergic

Outside of architecture and design circles, or maybe red carpet events, it is unusual to constantly ask the question: “Who designed this?” Though urban planning and architecture are understood to be major areas of study, it is rare that we consider something like a city as being created by design, or even as a collection […]

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“A Poet*hical Wager” at MoCA Cleveland @ Art in America

The title of “A Poet*hical Wager,” an exhibition of work by eleven international artists on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland through January 28, 2018, comes from a pun made by poet and scholar Joan Retallack, in her book of same name. “If you’re to embrace complex life on earth, if you can […]

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“Mathematica” at the Henry Ford Museum @ Detroit Free Press

The conversations around “Mathematica: A World of Numbers … and Beyond” the newest permanent installation at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, initially began in 2008 between the museum and the office of influential Mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames, and gained momentum in the summer of 2014. Over several years of planning […]

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10/25/2017 – Painting Distraction with Brach Goodman

Artist: Brach Goodman Location: Olomon Cafe, Hamtramck Breakfast: BG – Coffee (milk?), Spinach hand pie SRS – Coffee (black), Cinnamon spice cake “I often think about distraction in life, and how life is continually escaping you,” says Brach Goodman, by way of categorizing some of the recurring visual motifs in a solo show of new […]

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