DETROIT — Nancy Mitchnick’s representations of places — whether they refer to actual locations or states of mind — ricochet out into the real world, conveying a sense of how a place looks based on how it feels.
Lisa John Rogers
Lisa John Rogers is a writer based in Detroit. You can also find her here or working as senior editor at Aftertastes.
A Three-Story Web Ensnares an Abandoned Building’s Past Lives
PITTSBURGH — Inside 516 Sampsonia Way, a 19th-century row house in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, there no longer appear to be any 90-degree angles.
Photographing the Acceleration of Modernity Through a Privileged Lens
PITTSBURGH — The work of Jacques Henri Lartigue melds today’s concepts of the autobiographical with street, fine art, action, and fashion photography.
An Abandoned House in Detroit Blooms with Aromatic Plants
DETROIT — Two common themes in the Detroit lexicon: blighted houses, and nature persisting despite architectural ruin. Lisa Waud’s visually striking Flower House plays into both motifs.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Offer Dueling Accounts of Detroit’s Industrial Glory
DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts’s major exhibition Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit closes on Sunday. This show was in the works for a decade, long before the city’s bankruptcy and the grand bargain, which shifted the ownership of the art from the city to the museum.
“Abortion,” “Miscarriage,” or “Untitled”? A Frida Kahlo Lithograph’s Complicated History
DETROIT — Art may be open to interpretation, but when the work in question is a reflection of an artist’s life, historians and museums tend to present their interpretations as fact.
The Stories of Minors Sentenced to Life in Prison
DETROIT — The US is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without parole, also known as “natural life,” for crimes they committed before they could quit school, drive, or vote.