Monthly Archives: December 2017

Call for Entry: The Snowden Exhibition @ The Scarab Club

Hey y’all – I am the guest juror for the 2018 Snowden Exhibition (formerly called the Silver Medal Exhibition) at the Scarab Club. Pertinent information is below. Definitely submit! BUT ALSO DEFINITELY DO NOT CONTACT ME ABOUT SUBMISSIONS OR SEND WORK TO ME – follow the instructions below, or be in touch with Treena Ericson […]

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“Homemade Ice Cream” at Wasserman Projects @ Hyperallergic

For artist Jason Yates, mounting a solo show in Detroit is a homecoming of sorts. Fitting, then, that Homemade Ice Cream, a series of large-scale, interrelated, interdisciplinary sculptures, creates a life-sized playhouse of disturbing, funny, and monochrome domestic scenes. “It’s nothing if not kind of a weird retrospective of all my stuff,” Yates said during […]

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Ryan McGinness’s “Studio Views” at Cranbrook @ Culture Source

The journey from inspiration to artistic expression can be a winding path—or, in the case of Studio Views, the solo exhibition by New York-based graphic artist Ryan McGinness on view at Cranbrook Art Museum through March 18th, a literal maze. The wall of the main gallery is lined with large-scale canvases, but the rest of […]

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“Hands, Hearts, Soil,” in The Economy of Survival by Siri Hermansen

What do writers like? Writers like receiving beautifully bound-and-printed copies of things they have written in the mail. Yes we do. Especially when it is this fantastic compendium about the work of filmmaker Siri Hermansen, who invited me to contribute an essay on the the section of this book regarding her documentary work, “Land of […]

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EDITION/15 – “Time Logs” @ Simone DeSousa Gallery

EDITION /15 is the first installment of a new holiday exhibition tradition at Simone DeSousa Gallery, inviting represented artists, as well as local artists and designers, to create unique, small volume, collectible edition works. The exhibition furthers the gallery’s mission to engage and nurture a new audience of contemporary art collectors, as well as explore […]

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EDITION/16 – “The Disease Cycle” @ Simone DeSousa Gallery

Simone DeSousa Gallery‘s annual holiday limited edition exhibition this year focuses on print works by seventeen artists in the gallery space, plus three-dimensional and multi-media works by local and international artists and designers in the new EDITION space, including functional and conceptual ceramic works, sculpture, jewelry, concept furniture, drawing, video, and book publications.       […]

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“Heart” – An EDITION featured artist project @ Simone DeSousa Gallery

“Whenever I start thinking of my love for a person, I am in the habit of immediately drawing radii from my love—from my heart, from the tender nucleus of a personal matter—to monstrously remote points in the universe. Something impels me to measure the consciousness of my love against such unimaginable and incalculable things as […]

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Girlfriend Material @ Public Pool

Girlfriend Material November 12 – December 17, 2016 Public Pool, Hamtramck Images by P.D. Rearick, Artography, LLC, unless otherwise indicated Of the many qualities that may compromise one’s womanly appeal, there is none so negative as the crime of complexity. Be ditzy, if you must, be a stone cold bitch—but never dare to embody conflicting […]

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Mood Totems @ 2017 Jefferson-Chalmers Riverfront Arts Festival

According to parable, we all contain two tigers inside of us which are always at war with each other. One of them is a positive creature, representing things like kindness, courage, hope, and love. The other is negative, fueled by emotions like anger, greed, hatred and fear. One will win out, eventually, and our actions […]

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Preserving Identity: A Muslim American Youth Experience (Collaborative Curatorial) @ Public Pool

Preserving Identity: A Muslim American Youth Experience What does it mean to be ‘Muslim’? Who is an ‘American’? What defines ‘youth’? Moreover, what’s in the phrase ‘preserving identity’? This exhibit is not an attempt to find definite answers to these questions, but rather, to explore the unique and dynamic responses, from those whose lived experiences […]

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