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Carlos Diaz at David Klein Gallery @ Freep

Photographer Carlos Diaz has taught at College for Creative Studies for the past 32 years — long enough to shape and influence an entire generation of Detroit photographers, and mentor them in a medium that has changed wildly thanks to advancing technology. Before digital photography was even a glimmer, Diaz was engaged in an analog […]

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This Weekend in Various Artstuffs

There’s a lot going on this weekend, and beyond! On Saturday, February 18th at 4:00pm, I’m moderating an artist talk with  Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope, at David Klein Gallery’s downtown location. Organizational Strategies for the After Life is a collaborative project by Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope, the husband and wife team formerly known […]

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David Klein Gallery @ Detroit Art Review

With it’s commercial focus, David Klein Gallery present work that, at times, places a higher value on aesthetics than challenging the dominant paradigm—but a trio of solo exhibits, which opened on Saturday, September 17, 2016 collectively present a playful push and pull around the subject of gender roles and interpersonal relationships. Welcoming viewers is a […]

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“Pictures of You” at David Klein Gallery @ Detroit Art Review

“Realism gets a bad rap,” says Christine Schefman, Director of Contemporary Art for David Klein Gallery, and helmswoman of the new downtown Detroit location. The latest show to open at David Klein is Pictures of You, which features five painters, each of whom employs realism in some capacity in his renderings—and each of whom makes […]

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Kari Cholnoky & Mitch Cope at David Klein Gallery @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — If you happen to be prone to synesthesia, you may want to give Kari Cholnoky’s exhibition Semi Lucid Steaks, at David Klein Gallery, a wide berth. The artist’s multi-dimensional wall hangings and freestanding sculptures layer texture upon texture to create a critical mass of pustulant foam, fringes of hair, plastic toys, and shellacked […]

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Review of “Economy of Form” at David Klein Gallery @ Detroit Art Review

Viewing just the south-facing wall of the main gallery at David Klein Gallery’s new downtown Detroit location, you might never imagine that there are three different artists included in the current show, Economy of Form: Matthew Hawtin, Mary Kim, and Mark Sengbusch, which held its opening reception on November 14th, and will run through December […]

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New players on the scene! Read all about it @ Knight Arts Blog

Expansion, diversity and cultural exchanges with other cities are all hallmarks of a thriving art scene. With new arts infrastructure falling into place and a roster of fresh players emerging on the landscape, Detroit is making great strides toward all three. One indication that perceptions about Detroit’s potential as an art market are shifting is […]

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