Writing

“Doubly So” at Center Galleries @ Knight Arts blog

“Delara (2)” (2016) by Sheida Soleimani, soft sculpture, archival pigment print with frame.  Female identity is often an exercise in duality. Women are largely encouraged to present a seamless and appealing surface to the world, which can serve to mask the trials and tribulations of being subjugated to a range of indignities–from lower wages, to […]

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12/8/15 – We Need Everybody w/ Ash Nowak

Artist: Ash Nowak & Jon Dones Location: Astro Coffee Breakfast: AN & JD – Coffee drinks of some kind SRS – Coffee (black), slice of vegan coconut cake Every city has their version of the “power couple.” The Detroit version is typically two individuals that align professionally and creatively to make amazing things together. Ash […]

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12/2/15 – All the World’s a Playground

Art Space: Playground Detroit (Paulina Petkoski & Samantha ‘Banks’ Schefman) Location: David Klein Gallery Breakfast: PP & SS – Too chic for breakfast SRS – Coffee (black) ** every mug is a to-go mug, if you can walk These Playground girls have their stuff figured out. They are some stylish, badass bitches and they know […]

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9/18/15 – Beyond Skin-Deep with Cristin Richard

Artist: Cristin Richard Location: Le Petit Zinc Breakfast: CC – Green tea (?), Le Petit Dejuner (no baguette) SRS – Coffee (black), citron crepe It’s good to remember that appearances can be deceiving. We move through life at a breakneck pace a lot of the time, distracted by our phones, multitasking, and forced to make […]

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Meat me in Detroit – Cristin Richard at Playground Detroit @ Knight Arts Blog

There are a number of ways to make art that is visceral and gripping. In a new body of work being presented at Playground Detroit, Cristin Richard takes a direct approach; she uses literal viscera as her starting point. Working with animal casings—translucent skins that are used to make sausages, dried to a thin, wax […]

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