Category Archives: New Art Examiner

Reviews in this Quarter’s New Art Examiner: Justin Marshall, Rachel Pontious, Carole Harris

Flowers for Breonna by Carole Harris, 2020, mulberry paper, threads, fabrics, 19″ x 21.5 photo courtesy Hill Gallery

The next issue of New Art Examiner has just gone to press. This time around, I wrote three reviews of Detroit artists. Justin Marshall and Rachel Pontious, both painters, are fairly young and their work, to me, showed signs of the trauma they have endured during the pandemic. Carole Harris, a more established artist, seems to have sailed through the past year, producing a body of work that shows that, at this point, she can really do no wrong. You can read my review of her solo show at Hill Gallery here.

You can read my review of Rachel Pontious’s solo show Mise en Abyme at Playground Detroit here.

You can read my review of Justin Marshall’s solo show The End at Public Pool here.

New Media in Detroit

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Save Art Space

My article in New Art Examiner, The Medium and the Message: New Media and the Democratization of Fine Art in Detroit, has just been published.  In it, I cover the the city’s street art scene, the radical egalitarianism of SaveArtSpace.org and  make a visit to a 9-hour new media marathon, live streamed from Detroit to Chicago. Go here to read more.

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SaveArtSpace.org, The Future is Female, image by Elise Peterson