Writing

Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter @ Essay’d

Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter would like for you, the viewer, to be involved. Engagement with her work, ideally, goes beyond aesthetic appreciation; her pieces are designed for physical interaction: wearing, blowing, navigating, and especially stretching. Tension is the fundamental quality of weaving; as a fiber artist, accomplished weaver, and instructor at Cranbrook’s Kingswood Weaving and Fiber Art […]

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Essay’d IN PRINT from Wayne State University Press

SO excited to announce that we have a publishing date for the print version of Essay’d that we’ve been working on for months now, which collects the first year/30 essays about Detroit artists, written by myself, Prof. Dennis Nawrocki, critic and writer Matthew Piper, and gallerist Steve Panton. It’ll be out in August of this […]

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Greg Fadell @ Essay’d

Greg Fadell’s work and his persona can be seen as a series of deliberate choices. The work of some artists begins and ends within the frame, but for Fadell, wall, lighting, surfaces, and gallery are just as important as the pieces he brings to hang…and all that before his attention to the forces that shape […]

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Ben Hall @ Essay’d

“I am trying the least-hard to be an artist of anyone you’ve met,” says Ben Hall, by way of contextualizing art in the diverse constellation of his interests and responsibilities. Like most things Hall says, there are varying degrees of truth to this complicated matter. Fanatical about language, obsessive about details, and meticulous in his […]

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