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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Review of Bebop: The Musical @ Knight Arts Blog

“It’s been a while since I directed a musical,” said Carrie Morris, director of Carrie Morris Arts Production (CMAP). “I forgot how much work it is.” CMAP, a Knight Arts Challenge Detroit winner, is one of four arts groups that comprise the Carpenter Exchange–a creative placemaking initiative focused on Detroit’s […]

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Review of Essay’d III @ Detroit Art Review

Never am I more impressed with the curatorial efforts of Steve Panton, then when I see an installment of the ongoing Essay’d series at his gallery, 9338 Campau, in Hamtramck. Panton already has established his reputation as one of the most innovative and intuitive curators around the Detroit art scene, […]

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Review of “Wish List” by Gallery Project @ Hyperallergic

TOLEDO, Ohio — Rocco DePietro and Gloria Pritschet characterize the massive group show they curated for Gallery Project, Wish List, as a contemporary statement of cultural desire. If your desire, like mine, is for a visual smorgasboard embodying the collective wishes and hopes of a range of rust belt artists, then Wish List […]

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