Monthly Archives: October 2017

Paul Schwarz at Paul Kotula Projects @ Hyperallergic

FERNDALE, Mich. — Despite living and attending art school in the heart of Detroit’s Cass Corridor neighborhood, the painter and intermedia artist Paul Schwarz is not readily associated with the Cass Corridor movement, one of the only major 20th-century fine art trends to emerge from Detroit. This year, the gallerist Paul […]

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“Detroit Imagines Itself: Art of the Ex-Industrial” @ Grantmakers in the Arts Reader

If there is in society a collective consciousness, then art is its imagination. Imagination is different from fantasy, which conjures up desires divorced from reality; imagination is creative problem solving that assesses what is available and re-creates it into something new, better, or self-satisfying. Detroit has been short on many […]

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Jason J. Ferguson’s “One-man (freak) show” at Public Pool @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Upon entering Jason J. Ferguson‘s solo exhibition, titled One-man (freak) show, the first thing you’ll encounter is the somewhat ramshackle, seafoam-colored entryway of Public Pool’s storefront gallery space and its much-abused off-white door, numbered 3309. This is also the second thing you’ll encounter, because just inside the original entryway, Ferguson has […]

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Pope L.’s “Flint Water Project” at What Pipeline @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — In 2014 the city of Flint, Michigan decided (while under emergency financial management) to enact a cost-saving measure that temporarily switched the municipal water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. The pH of this new water interacted toxically with Flint’s aging infrastructure, resulting in the mass lead-poisoning of […]

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