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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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Nicole Macdonald’s Detroit Portrait Series @ Art in America

The Big B Liquor Party Store, which holds down the northeast  corner of the intersection of Trumbull Ave and the I-94 freeway in Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood, has taken on a different character of late. The third-story windows on the eastern facade, once boarded up, now display a series of recognizable figures. It’s a collection of […]

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Nicole Macdonald’s “Detroit Portrait Series” visited @ Hyperallergic

Nicole Macdonald’s ‘Detroit Portrait Series’ installation at 5729 W. Grand River Ave (image courtesy the artist) DETROIT — It seems ridiculous to think of a five-by-seven-foot portrait as being subtle, but that is the word that springs immediately to mind during an encounter with Nicole Macdonald’s large portraits of important figures in Detroit’s history and present. […]

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