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Showing: Revok – “depersonalization-derealization” @ Library Street Collective

Last weekend in Detroit, Revok opened his latest solo show at Library Street Collective featuring selections from three distinctive bodies of work – his Instrument Exercises, Tape Loop Paintings, and Spirographs – along with some self portraits. Entitled depersonalization-derealization, the exhibition makes use of his graffiti roots but repurposed, oftentimes with custom tools for creating large scale abstract canvases. The title refers to a type of dissociative disorder, something that Revok experiences with the constant numbing onslaught of horrific news and media overstimulation. He further states – “I think the work […]

Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Rainbow City Roller Rink”

Coming right on the heels of their turn at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (covered), as well as two current & concurrent shows at The Hole & Arsham/Fieg Gallery, FriendsWithYou have just announced the opening of their Rainbow City Roller Rink in Detroit. The immersive installation opening tomorrow (November 30th) from the busy duo is the 5th iteration of Rainbow City following its initial exhibit in Toronto 2010, Miami 2010, New York 2011, Thailand 2015, and now Detroit 2018. Presented by Library Street Collective, the rink (set inside 1001 Woodward Avenue and […]

Streets: Leon Keer // Murals In The Market (Detroit)

For the fourth edition of Murals In The Market, anamorphic street artist Leon Keer recently finished a piece entitled Urban Colonization. Painted on a decrepit building around Detroit’s Eastern Market, the wall featuring the Dutch artist’s considerable 3D skills (aided with some sculptural additions aka painted tires) deals with some of the controversy surrounding the city’s water drainage rate or “rain tax.” He states – “Seems like the water shutoffs and massive drainage charge in Detroit has been set up to seize poor people’s homes and land to […]

Upcoming: “COPING MECHANISMS” @ Library Street Collective

A group exhibition entitled COPING MECHANISMS will be opening tomorrow night (September 9th) in Detroit at the Library Street Collective. Curated by Sara Nickleson, the show will include work from artists Greg Bogin, Cali Thornhill-Dewitt, Sam Durant, Greg Fadell, Beverly Fishman, Mark Flood, Thrush Holmes, Paul Kremer, Micah Lexier, Cassi Namoda, Kilee Price, Scott Reeder, Sheida Soleimani, Adam Parker Smith, Willie Wayne Smith, Devin Troy Strother, and Tony Matelli – from whom you can see a piece of above, one of his instantly recognizable and visually discordant sculptures that blend […]

Openings: Faile & Bast – “Deluxx Fluxx” @ The Belt (Detroit)

Over the weekend, Deluxe Fluxx opened in a new permanent home at The Belt in Detroit, a downtown alleyway with art curated by the Library Street Collective. The immersive art installation & arcade by Brooklyn-based artist duo Faile and artist Bast has traveled to multiple locations around the world, but will be putting down its roots in the Motor City as a bar and music venue. Those hunting for the location should look on the north side of the alley for a door with neon X’s, which […]

Showing: Margo Wolowiec – “Taking Over” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Currently at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Margo Wolowiec has a show on display featuring her “#rosegarden” series of works. Entitled Taking Over, the new pieces continue her exploration on the relationship between weaving and computing, both in the binary concept that each is based on as well as mixing the two in her creative process. She references social media for her imagery, taking the photos she finds through hashtags and geotags and then using a sublimation dye process to transfer them onto groups of threads which […]

Showing: “Machine Show” @ Library Street Collective

Currently showing in Detroit at Library Street Collective is a four person exhibition featuring contributions from Paul Kremer, Mark Flood, MOMO, and REVOK. Entitled Machine Show and curated by Kremer, the focus was on the unique art-making tools, processes, and methodology behind their work. On display are the organic abstractions from Kremer created by dropping paint on rotating easels of his own design, the signature lace paintings from Flood, examples of pieces created by MOMO’s Wall Eater winch which tears carefully arranged drawings from behind glued paper, […]

Previews: AJ Fosik – “From Ripe to Rot” @ Library Street Collective

On August 19th, Library Street Collective will be opening a solo show from AJ Fosik (featured) entitled From Ripe to Rot. Inspired by city he was born in, the Motor City’s continued evolution, transformation, and reinvention fuels the ideas behind this new body of work featuring his intricate wood assemblages. Fosik’s practice is informed by folk art, taxidermy, and cultural rituals which can be seen in the three dimensional beasts he creates as well in the newer more contained compositional pieces. Discuss AJ Fosik here.

Showing: Faile – “The Size of the Fight” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Last weekend, Library Street Collective opened a new solo from Faile (featured) entitled The Size of the Fight, the duo’s first show in Detroit. Along with originals, prints, and sculptural works, one of the walls featured a mural from the Patrick’s as they took inspiration from the Motor City’s revival in the last several years. The Brooklyn-based artists also unveiled five large-scale painted, stenciled, and silkscreened works on wood panels in the adjacent alleyway aka “The Belt,” the gallery’s public exhibition space (more on this later). Discuss Faile here.

Upcoming: Faile – “The Size of the Fight” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Coming up on June 24th, Library Street Collective will be presenting new work from Faile (featured) in their first Detroit exhibition. The title of the show, The Size of the Fight, references Mark Twain’s quote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” which can be applied to the Motor City’s revival in the last several years. In association with the show, the Brooklyn duo will be unveiling five large-scale painted, stenciled, and silkscreened works on wood panels in […]