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Lan Tuazon’s BAD GRASS NEVER DIES at Youngworld @ Detroit Art Review

As a mildly obsessive-compulsive individual, BAD GRASS NEVER DIES, a solo show by Lan Tuazon, which opened at Youngworld on Saturday, September 26th, appeals to me first on an aesthetic level. The work seems primarily interested in order and space—particularly the way that the bodies of mass manufactured plastic objects, […]

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HNAF recap @ Knight Arts Blog

Telltale signs of autumn in Detroit: unpredictable weather, a preponderance of cider mill treats and, best of all, the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival. Held on Saturday, Oct. 10, the annual event featured several Knight Arts grantees, including The Hinterlands, Hatch, Lo & Behold and Popps Packing. Now in its sixth […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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On the “Discreet Vulgarities” of Intimacy @ Hyperallergic

“Double Poke Black” by Nicola Kuperus. Image courtesy of the artist and Simone DeSousa Gallery DETROIT — Intimacy is often falsely billed as romantic. While romance has a tendency to smooth the rough edges of reality, leaving everything with a mystic sheen of beauty, intimacy, by contrast, brings you so […]

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