Category Archives: Reprinted from Pulp Magazine

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Spirit of Detroit by Marshall Fredericks

Subscribers to this blog might think that I’ve taken the summer off from writing about art in the Great Lakes region. But I haven’t, I swear!

I’ve written about experimental printmaker Takeshi Takahara, Ann Arbor painter Sarah Innes, Detroit artists Lester Johnson and the late Gilda Snowden, and about Detroit’s public art, past and present.

I just neglected to include links on this blog–so… sorry, I’ll try to do better going forward.

In its September edition, New Art Examiner will be printing my review of Landlord Colors at Cranbrook Museum of Art. I will be sure to alert you.

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Chair 4 by Gilda Snowden
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PCAP Art Show

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A Portrait of Prison by Christopher A. Levitt

I recently wrote a piece for Pulp Magazine about the 24th Annual Prison Creative Art Project Show, which opened last night at the University of Michigan’s Duderstadt Gallery. This year’s exhibit, which features 670 artworks by 574 artists from 26 Michigan facilities, is diverse both in subject matter and media. It will appeal to anyone who values art that demonstrates authenticity, raw talent, and personal commitment. Best of all, the exhibit provides a rare opportunity to connect people who are isolated from society, and a chance to support them and their work financially.

To read more, and to see a short video about the program go here 

 

Ecological Fiction and Hidden Ubiquity at the North Campus Research Center

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Insect costumes by Barrett Klein

I recently wrote a review of two related shows by  master draftsman and book artist Karen Anne Klein and her entomoartist (as he calls himself) son  Barrett Klein for Pulp Magazine.

To read more about the two shows (on view until May 3) go here

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Collaborative book project with 37 artists by Karen Anne and Barrett Klein (detail)

Works in Progress: a celebration of beauty and chaos at Ann Arbor Art Center

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Things That Hold (detail) by Sarah Nishikawa

I recently wrote a review for AADL Pulp of Works in Progress, a group show at Ann Arbor Art Center. Consisting of work by 24 (mostly) Detroit/Ann Arbor-based designers at varying stages in their careers, the exhibit illustrates the creative process of gifted thinkers and planners who bring functional works to life through fashion, graphic design, furniture, architecture, and industrial design. To read more about them, go here.

 

In Transit

Flower of Life by Misty Lyn Bergeron

I recently wrote a review of In Transit for Pulp.  Over 70 photographs by current and former students in the Photo Technology Department of Washtenaw County Community College are on display in Gallery 117 at the Ann Arbor Art Center through September 30. To read the full review go here 

Ann Arbor Artists at ArtPrize 8

 

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Sunset, Monmartre, 1896 by Peter Warburton

I reviewed five Ann Arbor artists who participated in ArtPrize 8 this year in Pulp Magazine recently. They include a glass artist, an artist who “paints” in duct tape, a team that made a giant, LED festooned tree, a muralist, and a talented observer of the human eye.  To read about them–and ArtPrize 8– go here