Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD

MOCAD Fall 2017 Exhibition Opening
Join us for the opening celebration of our new exhibitions: Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, Detroit Affinities: Dana Awartani, and Punk House, plus our 2017 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Members only preview 6pm.

Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 8th, 
7-9pm.  [Midtown, Detroit] 
4454 Woodward Ave.

Show runs through January 7.
What Pipeline

Pope.L - Flint Water
Pope.L comes to What Pipeline with Flint Water Project, an art installation, a performance and an intervention that calls attention to the water crisis in Flint by bottling contaminated Flint tap water and selling it as an edition in Detroit. Proceeds from sales of the edition will be donated to charities in Flint and Detroit working on issues related to water. Flint Water launches with a block party at What Pipeline featuring live water bottling, raffle prizes, a piñata, tacos by El Rodeo, DJs Scott Zacharias and Brad Hales, special deals on Flint Water and more!

Opening Reception, Thursday Sept.  7th,
6-9pm [Southwest, Detroit] 
3525 W. Vernor Hwy                                                  
Show runs through October 21.
David Klein Gallery (Detroit)

Matthew Hawtin: New Work
Matthew Hawtin, in his first solo show at David Klein Gallery, Detroit, continues his exploration of line, form and color with a new body of work produced on the occasion of this exhibition. A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, September 9th, 6 - 8 pm.

Opening Reception, Saturday Sept.  9th, 
6-8pm. [Downtown, Detroit
1520 Washington Blvd.

Show runs through October 21.

Public Pool Art Space

Jason J Ferguson: One-man (freak) Show
One-man (freak) show presents a collection of oddities and experiences akin to the P.T. Barnum sideshows of the late 19th century. Using advancements in technology and collaboration with medical practitioners in the Midwest, UK, and Paris, One-man (freak) show explores identity and mortality, takes self-portraiture to a new level of embodiment and builds upon Ferguson's growing body of existential artworks. Featured works include a full-scale 3D printed replica of the artist's skeleton from MRI and CT scans, an otherworldly boulder that occupies the same volume as his body and more.

Opening Reception, Saturday Sept. 9th, 
7 -11pm. [Hamtramck] 
3309 Caniff Ave.

Show runs through October 21.
Simone DeSousa Gallery

Opening Reception: Sharon Que, Vaporous Quill
Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present "Vaporous Quill," a solo exhibition of all new works by Sharon Que. "There is a scaffolding system that exists for each of my sculpture exhibitions made up of the interactions with people, nature, music and art that I have come across accidentally or made great efforts to experience. My imagery can take the form of data visualization algorithms. Algorithmic operations describe motion and growth; data visualization aims to reduce the clutter to make complex data more accessible."

Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 8th, 
6-9pm.  [Midtown, Detroit] 
444 W Willis

Show runs through October 8.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Four new exhibits open!
Beyond Consequences an exhibition of work by Russ Orlando. Simultaneous Contrast, paintings and drawings by Christine Ritchey & Kip Kowalski! Rosemarie Hughes. On the House, work by Rosemary Hughes and BBAC adult ceramic students!

Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 8th, 
6-8pm.  [Birmingham] 
1516 S. Cranbrook Rd.

Show runs through October 13.

Reyes Projects

Suspect Sentence and Planet Dare Opening
We're thrilled to announce our new Fall exhibitions with James Benjamin Franklin and Joe Roberts. Both artists have been featured in our past group shows but we are excited to highlight their individual efforts with solo exhibitions. Franklin's Suspect Sentence will display new works by the recent Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate and Roberts' Planet Dare will be a journey through the mind of the artist with psychedelic drawings and paintings. Please join us on Saturday, September 9th at 6pm for an opening at Reyes Projects in Birmingham to celebrate!

Opening Reception, Saturday Sept. 9th, 
6-8pm.  [Birmingham] 
100 South Old Woodward Ave.

Show runs through October 14.
The Scarab Club

The SC will host the opening reception for WAX, an exhibition of contemporary encaustic work curated by Jack O. Summers. Participating artists: Nina Caruso, Lynda Cole, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, Candace Law, Chris McCauley, and Graceann Warn.

Reception, Friday Sept. 8th, 5-8pm. 
[Midtown, Detroit] 
217 Farnsworth St.                                                  
Hatch Art

Cabinet of Curiosities: New Work by Melissa Jones
Come join us for the opening reception! Since exhibiting her work for the first time 8 years ago, Hatch has regularly tracked her career and we are excited to be hosting her third solo show with us. Her photo realistic paintings offer a dynamic view of a world not quite real, and her lush use of color entice viewers to take deep, long looks and they unravel her mysterious narratives. In addition to her striking, fantastical paintings, Melissa will be showing sculpture for the first time with us.

Opening Reception, Saturday Sept. 9th, 
6-10pm.  [Hamtramck] 
3456 Evaline St.


David Klein Gallery, Detroit: Gallery II

Bryan Graf: Debris of the Days
Also showing Bryan Graf, Debris of the Days. The photographs in Debris of the Days originate in a garden, it is a cultivation of ongoing works not limited to themselves, but rather a procession of generative images. Bryan Graf integrates his own gestural activity into the work by utilizing materials gathered on site as well the use of manipulations in the darkroom. His inquiry into the positive tension between text and image, as well as literary and musical influences are evident in the arrangement of works for this show. Artist's reception: Saturday, September 9th, 6-8pm.

Opening Reception, Saturday Sept. 9th, 
6-8pm.  [Downtown, Detroit] 
1520 Washington BLVD.

Show runs through October 21.
Detroit Artists Market

To the End of the Earth
Curated by Adrian Hatfield. The vast American landscape has shaped this nation's identity, but we have exploited our natural resources to the brink of environmental disaster. To the End of the Earth brings together artists who seek to improve our ecological reality through artwork that opposes political policy, presents objective data analysis, and conveys compelling emotional narratives.

Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 8th, 
6-9pm.  [Midtown, Detroit] 
4719 Woodward Ave.                                                  
Stamps Gallery

The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding and Vital Signs for a New America
The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding is a group exhibition including image and video work by Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Shelagh Keeley, and Zineb Sedira. Also opening, Vital Signs for a New America is a group exhibition including work by Dylan Miner, Sheryl Oring, and the performance collective The Hinterlands. Exhibition receptions on Friday, September 8 from 6-8 pm. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 8th, 
6-8pm.  [Ann Arbor] 
201 S. Division St.

Show runs through October 14.

Oakland University Art Gallery

Ethics of Depiction: Landscape, Still Life, Human
Featuring: Matthew Albanese, Greta Alfaro, David Allee, Jasper de Beijer, Amy Bennett, Julie Blackmon, Sharon Core, Roe Ethridge, Richard Finkelstein, April Gornik, David Hilliard, Alex Kanevsky, Patrick Lee, Richard Mosse, Michael Najjar, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Richard Renaldi, Hannah Starkey, Becky Suss, Jörn Vanhöfen and Guido van der Werve. Places, objects, and people have been the raw material of visual art for millennia, and this capacity to record and editorialize subject matter is what makes visual art such an informing and contextualizing pictorial capture of the time of its production.

Opening Reception, Saturday Sept. 9th, 
6-8pm.  [Rochester] 
208 Wilson Hall

Show runs through November 19.

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

A Place in the Sahde: Selected Projects by Charles Correa
Charles Correa (1930-2015) is arguably the most influential architect to have worked in modern India. Born in India and educated in the U.S., Correa earned a B. Arch. at the University of Michigan in 1953 and went on to receive his M.Arch. at MIT. This exhibition, organized by Nondita Correa Mehrotra, the director of the Charles Correa Foundation, explores the breadth of his built work, through highlighting thirteen selected projects.

Opening Reception, Thursday Sept. 7th, 9-5pm.  [Ann Arbor] 
2000 Bonisteel BLVD.

Show runs through September 22.                                                  
NCA Gallery

Collector's Choice: The Collector's Eye
National Conference of Artists Michigan presents Collector's Choice: The Collector's Eye opening Saturday September 9th at the NCA Gallery. Opening reception 1-4p.m. 18100 Meyers, Detroit (inside the Northwest Activities Center).

Opening Reception, Saturday Sept. 9th, 
1-4pm.  [Livernois, Detroit] 
18100 Meyers Rd.

Show runs through October 21.

CCS Exhibitions & Public Programs and Detroit Creative Corridor Center
This showcase features objects and experiences from the original exhibitions Footwork, Out of Site, and Shiftspace alongside photos, video, and stories from the 70 Detroiters who traveled to Saint-Etienne.
Opening Reception, Friday September 8th, 6-8pm. [Midtown, Detroit] 485 W. Milwuakee.  

Cranbrook House & Gardens:
Discover living sculpture exhibits of fresh floral and botanicals in the natural setting of The Mountain at Cranbrook Gardens.
Friday, September 8th, 6-9pm. [Bloomfield Hills] 39221 Woodward Ave.  

Cinema Detroit:
Organized in 2017, TSFF is a new film festival out of Metro-Detroit, USA made by and for queer people! We are a young organization but we hope to create lasting change in our community and the film industry by promoting the art of queer filmmakers.
Saturday, September 9th, 4:30-11:30pm. [Midtown, Detroit] 600 Clay St.  

Cranbrook Art Museum:
Join us for an Girard-inspired conversation with legendary textile artist Ruth Adler Schnee and historian Deborah Lubera Kawsky.
Sunday, September 10th, 1-3pm. [Bloomfield Hills] 39221 Woodward Ave.  

First Congregational Church:
Creative young artists painted original pieces as part of their summer jobs. Now Mint Artists shows them off before they are donated to around 25 local nonprofits later this fall.
Saturday, September 9th, 2-4pm. [Midtown, Detroit] 33 E. Forest Ave  

Ann Arbor Art Center:
Join us for the Closing Party to celebrate the artists and check out their completed murals 6PM-9PM September 7th.
Thursday, September 7th, 6-9pm. [Ann Arbor] 117 W. Liberty St.  

The Loft Fine Art:
Ranging from abstracts to realism, these talented sculptors capture their subjects in stone, metal, wood, clay, bronze, glass, concrete, papier-mâché, etc.
Saturday, September 9th, 3-7pm. [Mount Clemens]


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