ON VIEW

SAT, JULY 20

Below is the On View schedule for Saturday, July 20. Check back regularly for updates.

 

2 – 5 PM
New Center

The Idea of Detroit
Organized by Mii Gun
Florida Room at Recycle Here!
1331 Holden St.

The Idea of Detroit is showcasing various interpretations of Detroit's identity, and stories told about the city through intergenerational multimedia work from 1960-present. The show features intimate painting and collages of Cass Corridor artist, Miriam Marcus, Alternative Press founder, Ken Mikolowski, Brian Oscar, Louise Jones "Ouizi," and recent work by artists in residence at the Make Art Work complex and North End Art Collective.


4 – 9 PM
Corktown

A-A-A-A
2061.WORLD
2002 Dalzelle Street

2061.WORLD presents an exhibition of drawings (from 1980s to now) by Detroit-based artist and activist Wayne Curtis


4 – 10 PM
Midtown

Natural Light
Cass Café
4620 Cass Ave

Cass Cafe is pleased to present Natural Light, a solo exhibition by Andrew Mehall, a Detroit-based, multidisciplinary artist. A departure from past presentations, this new work uses photography to question depictions of reality and experience. Inspiring Mehall is John Berger’s claim that photography has replaced human memory. Photography is more democratic than painting or drawing, and technology has made it accessible to everyone. That said, can these memories be trusted?


4 – 8 PM
Southwest

Dylan Spaysky
What Pipeline
3525 W. Vernor Hwy

What Pipeline presents a solo exhibition of new work by Detroit-based sculptor Dylan Spaysky.


6 – 8 PM
Corktown

Reyes | Finn
1500 Trumbull Ave

Detroit artist James Benjamin Franklin will present all new sculptural paintings in his style of distinctive canvas shapes, plastered with texture and brightly colored acrylic and epoxy. Detroit artist Marcellus Armstrong will present new sculptures inspired by a scene in Coming to America, the 1988 Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall comedy. Using insulation, resin, bubblewrap, wax and deco mesh, he will recreate a few of the set pieces using a uniquely developed material language. Dmitri Hertz will show outdoor sculptures in the yard gallery. Detroit artist Nick Jaskey will present a series of outdoor sculptural interventions on the fencing outside the building’s exterior.


6 – 8 PM
Downtown

Manifest Destiny
Organized by Ingrid LaFleur
Library Street Collective
1260 Library St

Manifest Destiny examines the practical implementation of the cultural movement Afrofuturism to alter destinies within Detroit and beyond. Inspired by the 400 year anniversary of West African captives brought to the Jamestowne settlement in Virginia, Manifest Destiny honors the legacy of Black-bodied people to forge their own destiny regardless of circumstance. 

Manifest Destiny brings together 12 artists that explore new modes of thinking, planning, and building for the Afrofuture. The multi-media, multi-sensory exhibition includes film and sculpture by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, painting by Satch Hoyt, collage by Manzel Bowman, sculpture by Detroit native Jasmine Murrell, public art by Alisha Wormsley, sculpture by Lady PheOnix and the virtual reality project NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism by Hyphen Labs. Along with the exhibition, there will be outdoor augmented reality installations in the Belt behind the gallery, and the pop-up boutique DINKINESH selling Afrofuturist paraphernalia. Other public programming includes 3D printing and blockchain workshops as well as a lecture on Quantum Futurism and a world-building session.


6 – 9 PM
McDougall Hunt

This Must Be The Place
PLAYGROUND DETROIT
2845 Gratiot Ave

Ellen Rutt’s solo exhibition, This Must Be The Place, is an investigation at the intersection of performance and painting: How do we move through space? How do we contort our identities to fit in? How do we establish a deep sense of belonging in both the digital and physical world? By tracing elements and textures from the physical environment and allowing often overlooked aspects of architecture and landscape to dictate the composition, Rutt calls attention to the interconnectivity of earth’s complex systems. Through her improvised movements and unconventional mark-making techniques, Rutt creates “Place Paintings,” exploring alternative ways of engaging with locations and developing an inquiry into what it means to exist and create in the age of climate change.


6 – 8:30 PM
Midtown

Looking for America
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue

Looking for America is a national art exhibition, dinner and discourse series that explores immigration and American values in six cities, including Detroit. Although immigration is a national political issue, its impact on localities varies widely, and the experience of living in a diverse and changing community is not limited to traditional “gateways” like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Looking for America explores this dynamic by curating works from local artists who are politically and demographically diverse, and inviting local community members to respond and share their perspectives and stories.