Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. WARREN AVE (313) 494-5800
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is pleased to present Oh You Fancy!, a group exhibition featuring more than 20 fashion designers and 11 hair stylists. Oh You Fancy! provides a brief history of African American designing, creating, and influencing fashion wear and hairstyles, both nationally and internationally.
Repetition, Rhythm and Vocab, organized by Detroit Art Week founder, Amani Olu, will feature abstract works by Carole Harris and Allie McGhee.
Harris and McGhee's distinct abstract aesthetic has endured and evolved for more than 50 years. Harris is a fiber artist whose process emulates that of a painter, often revising her earlier decisions and doubling back in a medium that traditionally progresses linearly. McGhee is a painter who frees his canvases from their flatness through the kinetic energy created by using them not only as support, but almost as the subject. In diverging from tradition, these two Detroit veterans have converged on common ground. Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab presents Harris and McGhee together in homage to the harmony of their improvisational languages and to the city in which they found their voices.
Galerie Camille is delighted to present “Can We Touch It,” a group exhibition featuring Sarah Brennan, Mitch Fox, Joshua Kochis, and Jenna Rothstein. The exhibition features Detroit-based emerging artists who’s work ranges from found objects to print making. This show focuses on repurposing, expanding and interpreting the ordinary.
: this is not Detroit is a solo exhibition by the Copenhagen-based artist Tal R. The intricate, multipart installation manifests the artist's fantasy of Detroit, acting as a meditation on dream places, identity, and whimsy. Fictitious Character includes a selection of the Michael Luch's wall and sculptural works, heavily worked pieces held together by collages of unique gesture.
N'Namdi Contemporary Art Center will present Open Scene, a solo exhibition of paintings by Manuel López Oliva, one of Cuba’s most famous and accomplished artists. There is a particular mixture in his art between meaning and the visual structure. Theater expressions and masquerade form part of his artistic language. The artist sees the theatre play beyond the "art of acting" and the very stage. For him the theatre exists in carnival too, in rituals and ceremonies where mask become a real face. This way, he establishes a link between spectator and symbol, but he makes life become an animated representation of its sentry, as well as the ancient legends which govern the human behavior.
Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present Root of the Head, an exhibition that will bring together the work of Karen Azoulay, Bianca Beck, and Kylie Lockwood.
Merging iconography of earth-elements and the female form such as the mask, flowers or mud, Azoulay's work is filtered through a layered practice of performative sculpture, photography, and mixed media collage. Beck's allegiance is to guttural impulses, experimentation, and action - painting directly with her hands and mixing media, she creates visually loud sculptures that engage with mortality and the experience of body-hood. Through an intimate relationship to materials, Lockwood's work attempts to reconcile the experience of living in a body with things such as cognitive neuroscience and the history of sculpture.