Art

Matter Out of Place @ Detroit Artists Market

Coming Soon: Matter Out of Place January 19 – February 17, 2018 Curated by Andrew Thompson Matter Out of Place is a group exhibition of craft, fine art and design projects that explore the shifting meanings of decontextualized objects from industrial and cultural production. Preexisting objects, images and narratives are contested, critiqued and renewed via […]

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RaRoCo at Simone DeSousa Gallery @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — It’s an art world convention for conceptual art to be disruptive, or at least leave the viewer feeling unsettled, somewhat uncomfortable. An entirely separate, but no less pervasive, convention places a great deal of importance on the role of the solo show in the career of an artist. Currently on display at Simone DeSousa Gallery, RaRoCo is an […]

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Book Lover’s delight @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — I’m an inveterate lover of books, so you never have to bother arguing with me about the continued relevance of print as a medium. Books are not just the sum of their words and ideas, but lovely standalone objects — a concept aptly demonstrated by two book-based shows going on in the Detroit […]

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Shooting for Greatness; Settling for Reality

Ah, the day of the dreaded KAF video shoot. I have been having anxiety about this literally since they announced it at orientation. Why? Certainly not because filmmakers Oren Goldenberg and Ben Friedman lack the chops to make an excellent 3-minute video. You want me to keep it real? Let me keep it very real. […]

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8/14/15 – Bright Side Days with Corrie Baldauf

Artist: Corrie Baldauf Location: Cracker Barrel, I-94, Ohio Breakfast: CB – Coffee (black), “The Old Timer” SRS – Coffee (black), lemonade, “The Smokehouse” Before anything else, it should be acknowledged that every so-called “option” on the Cracker Barrel menu is the exact same breakfast, plus or minus one of the sides. That’s fine, because what […]

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Process is the Destination: Sampled review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — There seem to be two prevailing schools of thought among artists about process. On one side, you have those who cherish the illusion of seamless execution — the “zipless fuck” of art making, if you will — and as a result, go to great lengths to conceal their process. On the other side, you […]

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KAID Awards Ceremony

Tonight was the awards ceremony for the 2015 Kresge Fellowships. A lot of things were amazing. First of all, and I cannot overstate the importance of this: I think my hair looked pretty okay. Secondly, I met my two main goals, of not tripping or crying onstage. Pretty much all gravy from there. I don’t […]

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