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An Analysis of ExchangeWorks @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — There is a great tension between the investments an artist makes to produce work and the living she extracts from selling art. It is a classic conundrum that many artists have to fund their own efforts for some length of time by an alternative means of support, and one major expense, especially for […]

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Review of “Wish List” by Gallery Project @ Hyperallergic

TOLEDO, Ohio — Rocco DePietro and Gloria Pritschet characterize the massive group show they curated for Gallery Project, Wish List, as a contemporary statement of cultural desire. If your desire, like mine, is for a visual smorgasboard embodying the collective wishes and hopes of a range of rust belt artists, then Wish List should be on your (to-do) […]

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8/26/15 – Alexander Buzzalini has Feelings, Loves Cowboys

Artist: Alexander Buzzalini Location: Public Pool Breakfast: AB – Half a can of Stroh’s SRS – Water (no ice) Alex did not have half a can of Stroh’s for breakfast, okay? This BWTA took place around 11:00 at night. But listen, I cannot deprive you of this gem of a conversation, just because it fails […]

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All Aboard “Barn Boat”: Talking Modern Mythology with Scott Hocking @ Detroit Art Review

Scott Hocking is a canonical artist in the Detroit art scene, internationally famous for his site-specific monument building, typically out of objects found and installed amidst Detroit’s urban ruins . Recently, he has ventured to the tip-of-the-thumb town of Port Austin, MI, to work on a massive rebuilding of a derelict barn into an ark-like […]

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Shooting for Greatness; Settling for Reality

Ah, the day of the dreaded KAF video shoot. I have been having anxiety about this literally since they announced it at orientation. Why? Certainly not because filmmakers Oren Goldenberg and Ben Friedman lack the chops to make an excellent 3-minute video. You want me to keep it real? Let me keep it very real. […]

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8/24/15 – KAF#15 – On Success with Lillien Waller

Artist: Lillien Waller Location: Le Petit Zinc Breakfast: LW – Coffee (black), spinach-and-something-else crepe SRS – Coffee (black), lemon sucre crepe I have mentioned already, and will mention again, how much I love the opportunity to connect with other writers. We are such a finicky, introverted bunch; it is so hard to get in a […]

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“Bebop: The Musical” @ Puppet House

There’s no people like puppet people. They (okay, we) are a truly hilarious and weird bunch. I don’t puppeteer, myself, but local Puppetmistress Carrie Morris (who leads the charge over at CMAP, in the Puppet House on Carpenter) figured out about my deep roots as a costumer, and engages me, on occasion, to make costumes […]

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8/20/15 – Space Adventures with Jessica Frelinghuysen

Artist: Jessica Frelinghuysen Location: Cass Cafe Breakfast: JRF – Iced tea, Salmon BLT, 1/2 “structural” sweet potato fries appetizer SRS – Coffee (black), “Naughty” salami and cheese wrap, 1/2 “ooh fancy” sweet potato fries appetizer, caramel cake Let’s do an exercise together: Jessica Free-Ling-Hi-Zen. Hi! Hi! Hi, Jessica! Free-Ling-Hi-Zen. That’s how you say it. Great, […]

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“The Harrowing” review @ Knight Arts Blog

Nobody appreciates the blazing days of August like true Michiganders, who know that a long, cold winter is always just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate the rites of summer than with A Host of People. The theater group won $20,000 in the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit in support of their […]

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