Writing

Nicole MacDonald’s “Last Days of Chinatown” @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — While some documentary filmmakers travel far and wide in search of a story to capture, artist Nicole MacDonald began her documentary process in the most straightforward possible way: by observing the human traffic visible through the window of her residence in the Cass Corridor neighborhood of Detroit. “I’ve been watching the alley behind my […]

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BWTA Official: Robert Sestok @ Detroit Is It

Robert “Bob” Sestok is a Detroit original and career artist, living and working in the city since his days at Wayne State University. In the early 1970s, Sestok was one of the recognized names among the Cass Corridor Movement—arguably the most notorious contemporary art movement to emerge from Detroit. Sestok’s scrap metal sculptures dot city […]

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Paul Schwarz at Paul Kotula Projects @ Hyperallergic

FERNDALE, Mich. — Despite living and attending art school in the heart of Detroit’s Cass Corridor neighborhood, the painter and intermedia artist Paul Schwarz is not readily associated with the Cass Corridor movement, one of the only major 20th-century fine art trends to emerge from Detroit. This year, the gallerist Paul Kotula has organized two posthumous […]

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Cass Corridor: Connecting Times @ Simone DeSousa Gallery

Through Line to Q-Line – Cass Corridor: Connecting Times “Detroit is a place of simultaneous truths, layers of social strata, unity and divisions. If you’re new to the area, you probably refer to the rapidly-developing commercial strip between Wayne State University and the Masonic Temple as “Midtown,” but anyone who has been here for more […]

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Cass Corridor: Connecting Times – Pre-order available from Simone DeSousa Gallery

Can’t wait to get my hands on this publication by Simone DeSousa Gallery, which catalogues and reflects upon the excellent trio of shows curated by Nancy Mitchnick this summer, featuring Cass Corridor artists. I personally have learned a ton about artists with a long history in the city, but a relatively small presence, currently. This […]

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Freep debut: Michael Luchs at Simone DeSousa Gallery

I’m utterly chuffed to share my first piece as a contributing writer for the Detroit Free Press. Hooray for art! Hooray for circulation! Hooray for the Cass Corridor! Read and enjoy! Within the recent history of Detroit’s relationship to the wider world of contemporary art, there is only one major movement that gained widespread attention: […]

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Robert Sestok’s Third Man mural @ MetroTimes

Cass Corridor artist Robert Sestok is perhaps best-known for his welded sculptures assembled from scrap metals, which can be seen along the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, adorning residential properties in Woodbridge, and of course, at City Sculpture — the Cass Corridor sculpture park that Sestok organized and opened in 2015, adjacent to his longtime studio space. […]

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2/16/2016 – Taking the long view with Gary Eleinko

Artist: Gary Eleinko Location: Mudgie’s Breakfast: GE – Iced tea, tuna melt SRS – Coffee (black), Kenna (chicken salad sandwich), pickle wedge Maybe it’s sort of a Fluxus concept–it’s weird when things you’re into turn out to be Things–but I tend to think that objects and environments harbor energy, and that the more time and […]

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Brenda Goodman retrospectives @ Knight Art blog

Painter Brenda Goodman was part of Detroit’s Cass Corridor art movement, which arose in the counterculture context of the 1960s and 1970s and found an audience and group of avid contributors on local campuses. One of those campuses was the College for Creative Studies (then known as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts), which […]

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