Monthly Archives: April 2018

Nicole MacDonald’s “Last Days of Chinatown” @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — While some documentary filmmakers travel far and wide in search of a story to capture, artist Nicole MacDonald began her documentary process in the most straightforward possible way: by observing the human traffic visible through the window of her residence in the Cass Corridor neighborhood of Detroit. “I’ve been watching the alley behind my […]

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4/2/2018 – Nobody is Normal with Jon Phillips

Artist: Jon Phillips Location: Midtown Zef’s Breakfast: JP – Giant omelet, side of hash browns, whole wheat toast, coffee (creamer, no sugar) SRS – French toast, side of sausage, coffee (black) The point where Jon Phillips really caught my attention in our conversation was when he started talking about his recent fascination with configurations of […]

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Michele Oka Doner at Wasserman Projects @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — The exhibition Fluent in the Language of Dreams at Wasserman Projects picks up a project that Michele Oka Doner began 40 years ago. Doner is a native Floridian, but spent almost two decades in Michigan, pursuing degrees at University of Michigan and setting up an experimental studio practice. It was at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) that Doner first […]

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Black Velvet: A Rasquache Aesthetic @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Velvet painting collector Elena Herrada began her introduction of Black Velvet: A Rasquache Aesthetic to me with a definition of the word “rasquache.” “I had the idea that I wanted to do a velvet painting show when I was in a PhD program at Michigan State University, in Chicano Studies, about 10 years […]

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The Last Billboard Controversy @ Hyperallergic

A billboard has sparked public controversy in Pittsburgh. Designed by local artist Alisha B. Wormsley, it was erected on March 3 above a building in the East Liberty neighborhood — a part of Pittsburgh that has seen rapid change in the form of redevelopment and gentrification in recent years. The white letters read: “THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE […]

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DISRUPTING THE NARRATIVE @ Urban Art Space – opens MAY 15

So excited to announce my participation in this four-woman show at the Ohio State University’s Urban Art Space! I’ll be showing a series of flag works (including the debut of a few new ones!) and a collaborative intermedia collage work with Laurenn McCubbin. Come on out, if you’re in Columbus – or make the trip, […]

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Old Master Painting Found in Storage @ Hyperallergic

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, and that offers us the opportunity to discover all kinds of things: dust bunnies, the remote control we lost over Thanksgiving weekend, and of course, 16th-century Old Master paintings that were somehow forgotten for decades. At least, that’s what happened at Hoyt Sherman Place Art Gallery in Des […]

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