Writing

Matthew Bandsuch at Popps Packing @ Detroit Art Review

Artist Matthew Bandsuch has a successful career as an illustrator, providing satirical and figurative visual components to national publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The LA Times, and local ones such as Hour Detroit Magazine. The Detroit native and CCS graduate relocated to Chicago in 2001, and in addition to his […]

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Dylan Spaysky’s “Vases” @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — While some artists’ stock-in-trade is intentionality, Detroit-based Dylan Spaysky has a more freewheeling air when it comes to his offbeat sculptural creations, most of which employ found objects in various states of brokenness or disrepair. The playfulness with which he approaches these raw materials — including kitty recreation towers, wicker chairs, and […]

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Garrett MacLean’s “Make Way for Progress” @ Knight Arts Blog

At Popps Packing, a Knight Foundation grantee in Hamtramck, Mich., the November exhibition focused on the work of photographer Garrett MacLean. “Make Way for Progress (A Story of Displacement)” presented people MacLean met over the course of two visits to Nicaragua. His first trip was three years ago, when MacLean first met residents of a small fishing […]

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HNAF recap @ Knight Arts Blog

Telltale signs of autumn in Detroit: unpredictable weather, a preponderance of cider mill treats and, best of all, the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival. Held on Saturday, Oct. 10, the annual event featured several Knight Arts grantees, including The Hinterlands, Hatch, Lo & Behold and Popps Packing. Now in its sixth year, the festival is a […]

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9/22/15 – Strong Head, Faina Heart

Artist:  Faina Lerman Location: Motor City Sports Bar & Grill, Hamtramck Breakfast: FL – Stoli & tonic (it was lunch, no judgies), cheeseburger (no mayo), split waffle fries SRS – Diet Pepsi, cheeseburger (no mayo, grilled onions), split waffle fries The tricky truth about brains: they are always up to stuff, even when we’re not […]

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Hamtram-O-Rama: the weekend recap @ Knight Arts Blog

Hamtramck was a hub of fun and fundraising last weekend, as two of the city’s venerated art institutions held head-to-head group shows in support of their innovative arts programming. Popps Packing was the scene of the 3rd Annual Pinewood Derby—a chic update to the car race that was traditionally the mien of Boy Scouts fundraising. […]

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