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Review of “Discreet Vulgarities” at Simone DeSousa @ Detroit Art Review

Kupertus’ “Peep Seats” running video loops made collaboratively by the pair, on view for all prepared to kneel. Image courtesy of the artists and Simone DeSousa Gallery. “Discreet Vulgarities,” which opened at Simone DeSousa Gallery on September 11th, could be accurately billed as a two-person show, featuring the work of photographer, multi-media, and performance artist […]

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9/15/15 – Death and the Lady

Artist: Chelsea Cain Location: Jam on Hawthorne, Portland, OR Breakfast: CC – Coffee (black), grapefruit juice, tofu scramble, side of fresh spinach SRS – Coffee (black), bacon scramble, biscuit & jam (raspberry), potato hash Well, I’m a little (a lot) in awe of Chelsea Cain. That her mystery stories are often bestsellers tells me that […]

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In Conversation with Jens Hoffman and Pablo León de la Barra @ Art in America

America by Minerva Cuevas. Image courtesy of the artist and MOCAD. The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is buzzing with activity in preparation for the opening of “United States of Latin America” (Sept. 18, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016). Organized by MOCAD senior curator at large Jens Hoffmann (also deputy director of the Jewish Museum in […]

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9/12/15 – Catch a Wave with Tyler Bewley

Artist: Tyler Bewley Location: His studio, San Francisco Breakfast: TB – “Smooth Criminal” SRS – Hot apple cider Tyler Bewley spends a great deal of time in contemplation of the Pacific Ocean. When he’s not out on his surfboard (or in the classroom, where he teaches art to youngsters of San Francisco), he’s recombining his […]

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Fun times with Claire Ashley at Youngworld @ Hyperallergic!

DETROIT, Mich. — Hey, denizens of the art world, let’s take a moment to consider the radical implications of chilling the fuck out for a minute. First stop: LANK LIMP LEMONS SUCK at Youngworld, where Claire Ashley’s installations of brightly colored, large-scale, abstract inflatables set a playful tone for good times. Do I sound a […]

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9/9/15 – Free Ryde with Michael McGillis

Artist: Michael McGillis Location: Russell St. Deli Breakfast: MM – Orange juice, smoked tomato soup, veggie burger SRS – Coffee (black), “Corned Beef All the Way” on toasted rye I met Mike for breakfast specifically intending to talk about his plans for a new project in Denmark, part of a multi-artist installation on a site […]

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Interview with Jon Brumit about 143FM @ Knight Arts Blog

Jon Brumit is an original thinker, to say the least. A Detroit-based musician, sound and installation artist, Brumit is unlimited by convention or media, creating inputs and outputs wherever he sees fit. In this interview, Brumit discusses his progress on 143FM, a Knight Arts Challenge-winning sound installation that combines his passion for audio transmissions, circuit-bending […]

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9/6/15 – #KAF15 – Person/a/l with Tiff Massey

Artist: Tiff Massey Location: ANTIETAM Breakfast: TM – Coffee (honey), poached egg over crispy potatoes, bacon SRS – Coffee (black), berries Foster French toast Tiff Massey comes with one setting: REAL. I confess, I’ve seen Tiff a dozen times around Detroit, and been intrigued by her every time, but the combination of resting bitchface and […]

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Barns of Port Austin @ Hyperallergic – get on the (barn)boat!

PORT AUSTIN, Mich. — The lakeside town of Port Austin, Michigan, is not what you’d call a bustling cultural center — more like a humble and self-assured farming community off the beaten track, where, as everyone likes to tell you, over and over, you can see the sun rise and set over Lake Huron all in […]

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