March 19, 2019

Eyes as Big as Plates @ DCDT Gallery @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — In today’s technology-driven society, something feels anachronistic about people who choose to live in harmony with nature. In Detroit, this sort of lifestyle often manifests in urban agricultural communities that eschew email and office jobs for field work — communities of people who are more likely to drop by for a visit unannounced than to text ahead; people who might hand you a basket of dried beans for shelling when you come through to chat by the fire.

Perhaps that’s why a selection of images featuring an odd cast of elderly characters camouflaging with their natural environments feels so at home in the DCDT Gallery in Detroit — this city that still holds space for analog technologies, inter-generational wisdom, and parcels of untamed wilderness.

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