Art

UMS Blog!

So chuffed to receive a shout-out for the Wonderland group show in the UMS Arts & Culture blog, penned by the inimitable Amanda Krugliak. We happen to be in the company of a number of great shows, including Jeanne Beiri at Hatch, Alex Buzzalini & John Charnota at Public Pool, Susan Goethel Campbell at David […]

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Jaye Schlesinger’s “Possession” at U-M Institute for the Humanities @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The word “possession” carries multiple meanings, signifying both an object under ownership and the state of being in the thrall of a dominant force. Capitalism thrives on material consumption, and we are driven as a society to constantly express ourselves through our possessions, even as many of us find ourselves in […]

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Mark Dion Redux, panel discussion – TUESDAY, Sept. 19!

Panelists Osman Khan, Sarah Rose Sharp, and Paul Amenta, and moderator Amanda Krugliak, discuss “Waiting for the Extraordinary,” a new iteration of Mark Dion’s 2011 U-M installation inspired by the academic classifications invented by 19th-century Michigan Chief Justice Augustus B. Woodward. This architecturally scaled installation presents a single room with thirteen plastic sculptures, each representing […]

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Tracey Snelling at UofM Institute for the Humanities @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Miniatures are typically all about control. Life at scale is messy, unpredictable, and often overwhelming. Things never stay where you put them. The creation of miniature dioramas offers both maker and viewer a sense of stronger footing in the present — we can tower over these scenes, peer into them, arrange them […]

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Sonya Clark’s UofM IforH installation @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sonya Clark is all about hair. At least, that’s the first impression when one encounters her works on canvas — detailed arrangements of braids rendered in thick black thread, stitched down to emulate the elaborate patterns of cornrows and other braided hairstyles most commonly worn by African and African American people […]

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