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Suzy Lake at UM Stamps Gallery @ CultureSource

For seminal feminist artist and Detroit-native Suzy Lake, a solo show of her recent work at the University of Michigan Stamps Gallery represents a homecoming of sorts. Lake was born and raised in Detroit and studied at Wayne State University before emigrating to Montreal in the late 1960s as a self-proclaimed “draft-dodger.” In subsequent years, […]

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“On Exile” at Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT) @ Hyperallergic

LISBON — A dark, solemn space is illuminated by two glowing projections in On Exile, a documentary project by Portuguese intermedia artist José Carlos Teixeira, on display at the . The first throws light down from above onto a plinth, presenting pages from a book titled The Refugee, written in 1957 by a German-Lithuanian philosopher named K.C. Cirtautas. […]

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“The Cyberlaw Guide to Protest Art” by Harvard University Cyberlaw Clinic @ Hyperallergic

In the days immediately following the 2017 Women’s March, members of the Harvard University Cyberlaw Clinic and their colleagues at metaLAB learned that a number of artists who’d created some of the iconic images from the march were facing challenges, mostly brought on by the fact that work they’d created for themselves and their close circles […]

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John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series Presenter @ PSU School of Visual Arts – Wednesday, January 31, 3:00 pm

At first I was just so incredibly flattered and astonished to be invited to PSU as a visiting lecturer, and to help curate the Spring undergrad show, by a cohort including and involving the wonderful Shannon Goff, and the utterly inimitable Sidney Mullis. As the time has drawn closer, I graduated to being extremely excited. […]

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Ebony Patterson at UM Institute for the Humanities @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — With her mixed-media installation, Of 72, artist Ebony G. Patterson asks a very straightforward question: “What happens when seventy-two men and one woman dies and no one knows who they are?” Patterson, a native Jamaican, is raising this question in connection to the 2010 “Tivoli Incursion” in Kingston, Jamaica — an […]

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OPENING FRIDAY, JANUARY 19: Matter Out of Place @ Detroit Artists Market

Just a reminder about this heckin’ cool group show in which I am so honored and excited to be a participant. I am showing some emerging work, a body of contemporary ledger art that seeks to reconcile accounts between art and life. The show has been curated by the inimitable Andrew “Andy T” Thompson, and […]

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Self-Care Winter Guide @ Detroit Metro Times

Self-care has become a hot topic these days, evoking ideas of expensive bath bombs and boutique consumerism as a panacea for lives spent struggling against the ravages of late capitalism. But considered another way, self-care is about devoting time, space, and resources to aspects of daily life that contribute to one’s baseline health and wellbeing […]

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Nabil Mousa at Arab American National Museum @ Art in America

Atlanta-based painter Nabil Mousa’s “American Landscape” series (2008­–12) trades in readily identifiable symbols: the American flag, the gendered iconography of restroom signs, and the Human Rights Campaign’s logo of a yellow equals sign on a blue background. Only a painter as gifted as Mousa could make such generic source material feel personal. It’s a testament […]

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