Art

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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Ryan Standfest’s “Random Negotiations Toward an Unreasonable Happiness” @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — “As a child, I had a devout interest in my grandfather’s handmade fly traps that adorned his backyard garden, dangling from tree branches and fence posts,” reads the statement accompanying Ryan Standfest’s solo exhibition of prints at Hatch Art, Random Negotiations Toward an Unreasonable Happiness. I was mesmerized by these simple contraptions […]

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“The N-Word” from Rotland Press @ Hyperallergic

A great deal of art leverages mystique by processing experience through varying layers of abstraction. The N-Word, a new collection of paintings by the artist Peter Williams — published by Rotland Press and with contributions by writers Lynn Crawford and Bill Harris — does the opposite: it lays out a response to systemic violence against people of color by […]

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Book Lover’s delight @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — I’m an inveterate lover of books, so you never have to bother arguing with me about the continued relevance of print as a medium. Books are not just the sum of their words and ideas, but lovely standalone objects — a concept aptly demonstrated by two book-based shows going on in the Detroit […]

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