Artist: Kirsten Lund Location: Honest ? John’s Breakfast: KL – The Special? (something like eggs, bacon, hash browns, no toast), tea with lemon (maybe honey) SRS – Coffee (cream, little bit of sugar), frosted flakes french toast, sausage I had business reasons for meeting Kirsten for breakfast this weekend – I was lucky enough to […]
I finally had a chance to take in the three-person show going on at the NCA Gallery: Michigan Chapter, located in a community center on Meyers Road in the Northwest. It’s a neighborhood where I spent a lot of time two summers ago, leading a Greening of Detroit teen work crew doing tree watering, so […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is one of the central hubs for the ArtPrize activities that throw the city into a cultural frenzy each fall. While any business can play host to an ArtPrize installation, and many of them do, the GRAM tends to show strong contenders — last year it […]
Oh, hey, looks like Nora got around to announcing this: I’m excited to be one of the participants (and intimidated, once I met the other participants) in what is sure to be an eclectic and lovely showcase of some of Detroit’s finest artist/craftpersons. I have a quilt or two going into the show, […]
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — It is the pitiful fate of objects to serve as proxies for our failed dreams, relationships, and ambitions. This concept is acutely present throughout Fate of the Machinery, a project by Kate Levy that has evolved over the course of a month at the gallery 9338 Campau in Hamtramck. The objects in this case […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — I can’t imagine I’m the only one who found ArtPrize 7 a little underwhelming. Last year was, arguably, peak ArtPrize, with a glut of artworks and a massive turnout of people. Every space in Grand Rapids was packed with human traffic trying to take in the sights and vote for their […]
DETROIT — These days Detroit is a hotbed of craft-based forms revisited. We are exploring fiber, we are redefining letterpress, and we are having a ceramics revolution of shattering (not literally) proportions. Double Presence, a three-person exhibition at Holding House featuring works by Nathan Tonning (also the show’s organizer), Victoria Shaheen, and Emily Duke, presents three diverging […]
The sharp-eyed and clean-cut Matthew Piper informed me today that the piece I wrote about sculptor and Cass Corridor living legend Robert Sestok’s City Sculpture for Hyperallergic was linked in this piece about cheap eats and local charm in the NYT’s travel section last week. NEAT. And thanks, Matt! Good looking out.
Here’s a great piece by Zak Rosen for Studio 360 about Nick Cave and his groundbreaking project “Here Hear.” He caught me for a soundbite after the DanceLab performance at the Dequindre Cut this summer!