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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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