WSU Univ. Art Collection loans works to major NYC exhibition...
The Detroit News, 7/1
"Shows in New York City survey sprawling history of Detroit art"
by Michael H. Hodges
"Another Look at Detroit," curated by Detroit native Todd Levin, is showing simultaneously at two galleries on New York's west side, Marianne Boesky Gallery and the Marlborough Chelsea gallery. The shows run through Aug. 8. With more than 100 pieces representing 50-plus artists across 150 years of Detroit history, the exhibit amounts, in Levin's words, to "a sprawling tone poem evoking the city where I was born and raised."
New York Times, 6/25
"The Lively Soul of a Decaying City"
by Randy Kennedy
Another Look at Detroit: Parts 1 and 2, which opens Thursday and runs through Aug. 8 at the Marianne Boesky and Marlborough galleries, takes place at a crucial turning point for a city that has had so many illusory turning points over the years. The show, which includes loans of three works from the Detroit Institute of Arts, encompasses fashion (Anna Sui was raised in Detroit), music (among the artifact-like pieces are original 12-inch singles by Metroplex, one of the earliest techno labels) and design, much of it flowing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, a crucible of American modernism. Work by a broad swath of African-American artists - Al Loving, McArthur Binion, Nick Cave, Gilda Snowden - is included.
University Art Collection (media release), 6/17
"Cass Corridor works from Wayne State University Art Collection head to NYC for major exhibition"
A joint project between NYC's Marianne Boesky Gallery (509 West 24th Street) and Marlborough Chelsea (545 West 25th Street), Another Look at Detroit, presents works and objects by over fifty artists, designers and cultural contributors. The focus of this exhibition is the city of Detroit as a creative center, historically through to today. Spanning a period of 150 years, and taking place at both galleries' Chelsea spaces, this exhibition is by no means a comprehensive survey. Rather, Another Look at Detroit intends to portray a vision as sprawling and complex as the biography of the city itself. The exhibition features work by Wayne State University alumni and/or former art teachers Mary Ann Aitken, Keith Aoki, James Chatelain, John Egner, Michael C. Luchs, Ann Mikolowski, Gordon Newton, Ellen Phelan and Robert Sestok on loan from Wayne State's University Art Collection.