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“Unit 1: 3583 Dubois” at MoCA Cleveland @ Hyperallergic

CLEVELAND — Maybe I haven’t yet recovered from binge-watching Stranger Things,  but my immediate reaction as I crossed the threshold into Unit 1: 3583 Dubois, an immersive installation work by Anders Ruhwald at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, was that I’d somehow stumbled into “the upside-down.” Ruhwald, a ceramic artist whose work has always […]

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War Games at Cathedral @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — It is sometimes difficult to realize that a lot of what might be construed as who you are is actually a reflection of where you are. Perhaps contemporary gallery spaces embrace the “white cube” concept because it is a great equalizer, reducing wherever you are to the same nowhere space, a blank canvas […]

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“This is the Living Vessel” at Pewabic @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — One does not, perhaps, consider ceramic objects to be immediately gendered, possess sexuality, or be particularly political. But pottery is one of the oldest practices among humans, and is so rooted in fundamental domestic and utilitarian concerns that there is literally no known human society that has not made vessels of some kind. […]

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“Living Vessel” at Pewabic @ Knight Arts Blog

If the title to the ceramics show guest curated by Anders Ruhwald for the main gallery at Pewabic in Detroit sounds a little on the hippie side, that’s because it’s a snippet of text lifted from the introduction to “Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and Person” by M.C. Richards—a potter, poet and essayist who taught at […]

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1/26/2016 – More is Better with Marie Hermann

Artist: Marie T. Hermann Location: Honest John’s Breakfast: MTH – Coffee, “The Special” (scrambled eggs, bacon, rye toast) + side of French toast SRS – Coffee (black), French toast, side of bacon + side of fries There is really nothing I love better than a petite woman who eats like a lumberjack (lumberjane?) – so […]

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