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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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“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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Process is the Destination: Sampled review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — There seem to be two prevailing schools of thought among artists about process. On one side, you have those who cherish the illusion of seamless execution — the “zipless fuck” of art making, if you will — and as a result, go to great lengths to conceal their process. On the other side, you […]

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“Over Over Over” again @ Knight Art blog

Can’t get enough of “Over Over Over”? Me either! Here’s another piece I wrote for the Knight Arts blog (with a whole new set of quotes and information about this show. I swear, after this, I’ll be over over over it! (maybe) Much has been made lately of art as social practice and the impact […]

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“Over Over Over” & the Glasgow Exchange @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — How do you start a relationship between two cities? Like most relationships, you’re going to need to introduce the participants. In one respect, Over Over Over, which brought five Glasgow-based artists to Detroit, could be seen as that first introduction. In reality, the show, guest curated by artist Cedric Tai at the Simone […]

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Jeremy Couillard: “Believes in Reincarnation Hates Hugs” review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — In the three-minute video titled, “Robocop Suffers a Glitch and Takes to the Forest to Come Up With Hollywood Movies About American Landscape Painters,” a robotic voice makes the following statement: Bob Ross and Thomas Kinkaid are brought back to life to make landscapes in computers for an alien civilization that creates simulations […]

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