DETROIT — The central piece, and the one that immediately draws the eye when entering the main gallery of United States of Latin America at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, is a full wall mural by Minerva Cuevas entitled “America.”
DETROIT — Arms flung wide, Joseph Keckler collapses to the floor and dies.
DETROIT — When UK artist Lucy Owen arrived in Detroit in 2014, it was to pursue an interest, developed from afar, in Juggalo culture — the dynamic cult scene centered on the local music duo Insane Clown Posse (ICP).
DETROIT — Brenda Goodman has been steadily doing her thing for decades, moving from early success within the Cass Corridor movement in her native Detroit, to a varied career in New York City, and finally to her current retreat in the relative sanctity of the Catskills.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sonya Clark is all about hair.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The disclaimer “No animals were harmed in the making of this film” is something films like to let you know when it appears that some animals may have been harmed in the movie’s making.
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — The concept of “improvisational painting” might evoke the idea of loose compositions with abstract shapes — Kandinsky-like squiggles and half-formed images, or a visual jazz of color and texture.
DETROIT — The sounds of the city have long been an inspiration to composers — think of iconic soundscapes from Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue to Bernstein’s West Side Story score.
DETROIT — A limousine can be many things: transportation of choice for prom, a status marker, and a bit of a paradox.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The average American consumer has no idea how much labor goes into an everyday object, even one as omnipresent as, say, a little black dress.
DETROIT — Shannon Goff makes an excellent case for the secret interconnections between cardboard and clay, her two primary materials.
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — “I want to know what love is,” artist Scott Northrup confides in me via email, and his reference to the Foreigner song of same name is neither ironic nor unintentional.