SANTA FE, New Mexico — To the uninitiated, the phrase “tramp art” probably evokes a stereotypical hobo, train hopping with a cartoonish bindle or drinking moonshine around a fire pit. This was even the case for Laura Addison, curator of North American & European Folk Art at New Mexico’s famed Museum of International Folk Art, who […]
For co-curators Taylor Aldridge and Lucy Mensah, the opportunity to collaborate on Making Home, their debut Detroit Institute of Arts exhibition was not just an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the museum’s vast collection, but to get to know each other. “We discovered that we had mutual admiration for two literary works,” said Aldridge, in […]
DETROIT — When two artists are married it’s tempting to draw connections between their work and assume they are in conversation with one another. And although the artists, experimental ceramicists Virginia Rose Torrence and Henry James Haver Crissman, have been together long enough to serve as primary interlocutors — and to finish each other’s sentences […]
Really excited to say that the first HOUSE P(art)Y event in Woodbridge went so well, we’re going to continue the series. Here’s the rundown on our first event, the Holiday Inaugural. I’m already working to put together the next event, a Valentine’s Day spectacular in mid-February. If you are Detroit based (especially Woodbridge, but not […]
Coming Soon: Matter Out of Place January 19 – February 17, 2018 Curated by Andrew Thompson Matter Out of Place is a group exhibition of craft, fine art and design projects that explore the shifting meanings of decontextualized objects from industrial and cultural production. Preexisting objects, images and narratives are contested, critiqued and renewed via […]
Last post of the year, looking back at (some of) the best of the best! Here’s to 2018, may you follow your art! You’re the best! Around!