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“Timeless” at Pewabic @ Hyperallergic

Any Detroit historian or amateur tour guide can probably tell you that Pewabic Pottery, founded in 1903, is one of the city’s oldest businesses, known for its signature glazes that contribute to the unique look of tile work inside the downtown Guardian Building and other iconic Detroit locales, as well as within the interiors of […]

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Jonathan Hernández’s “Vulnerabilia” at MOCAD @ Knight Arts Blog

Things that happen in the newspaper: tears, anguish, fire, crashes, people checking their watches. The cultural tropes of daily print media are never so apparent as in the work of Jonathan Hernández, artist and subject of the most recent installment of Detroit Affinities, a piece of programming at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit made […]

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10/10/15 – Forming a Breakfast Tradition with Kirsten Lund

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 […]

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Culture Lab Detroit @ Nora

    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, […]

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“The Fate of the Machinery” review @ Hyperallergic

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 […]

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ArtPrize 7 overview @ Hyperallergic

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 […]

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“Double Presence” review @ Hyperallergic

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 […]

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