Monthly Archives: February 2018

NOW I WANNA… by Lucy Cahill @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — If we require a poster image for 2017–18 female experiences, I recommend one by illustrator Lucy Cahill, spotted adorning a T-shirt for sale at her solo exhibition, NOW I WANNA… at Grey Area — an almost unbearably hip mixed-use art and retail space in the Southwest neighborhood. The shirt depicts a woman with a […]

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The Jury is Out: Winter Curatorial & Guest Juror Appointments

Perhaps you’ve been thinking that I’ve been writing a little less frequently than usual, and wondering what I’ve been up to, besides going to innumerable fun breakfasts with artists. First of all, that feels a little judgy, so you might want to look at that. But also, I’ve been guest juroring my brains out! My […]

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2/6/2018 – Mapping an Abstract Course with Sadie Trichler

Artist: Sadie Trichler Location: Trinosophes Breakfast: ST – Museli, yogurt, and mango with Michigan honey, cappuccino SRS – Breakfast sandwich with sausage, jam, coffee (black) “I write, but I don’t feel knowledgeable enough to arts write, I guess,” said Sadie Trichler, when I asked if she’d done any arts writing since a class I’d subbed at […]

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1/31/2018 – Be the Beacon with Sidney Mullis

Artist: Sidney Mullis Location: Kondu (State College, PA) Breakfast (jk, totally dinner): SM – Vegetable Teppanyaki (?), water SRS – Create-Your-Own rice bowl (spicy tuna & salmon), water I have to say, Sidney Mullis is jarringly normal. As I was deplaning in State College, PA, I wondered how I was going to identify Sidney – who […]

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BWTA Official: Robert Sestok @ Detroit Is It

Robert “Bob” Sestok is a Detroit original and career artist, living and working in the city since his days at Wayne State University. In the early 1970s, Sestok was one of the recognized names among the Cass Corridor Movement—arguably the most notorious contemporary art movement to emerge from Detroit. Sestok’s scrap metal sculptures dot city […]

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Pre-Fab/Post-Fab at UMIH @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When was the last time you felt like being a girl was actually fun? We’ve heard a lot of #MeToo lately — thankfully, because of course, me too — and while we’ve been contemplating the basic and largely unrelenting indignity of trying to be simultaneously respected and also female in a […]

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Matter Out of Place – Artist Talk THIS SATURDAY @ Detroit Artists Market

**ARTIST TALK- COMING SOON, DON”T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO MEET THE ARTISTS AND CURATOR.** February 10, 1 p.m. Now on View: 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 […]

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The Art of Hoarding with Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope @ Detroit Is It

For many, hoarding represents a kind of other-ness from which we seek to immediately distance ourselves. Hoarders are compulsively driven to save and accumulate all kinds of materials, seeing as treasure objects that are conventionally considered garbage. Because the hyperbolic nature of extreme hoarding is so alienating, it is a condition easily dismissed as madness—or […]

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