The Carr Center Gallery


  
Art History: Works by: Kenneth Gatewood
The Exhibition, "Art History" is made up of collages. Kenneth Gatewood uses original media in all of his work. Some of the pieces in this collection make social or political statements, they often serve to surprise or delight but there are those that also shock the observer.









Opening Reception, Friday, May 11th, 
6-10pm  [Downtown, Detroit] 
1505 Woodward Ave.

On view through June 3rd.
  
David Klein Gallery - Detroit


  
 
Scott Hocking: OLD
For his first solo show with the gallery, Hocking has focused on his own history and ancestry as well as the histories of Detroit and Michigan. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be a site-specific installation constructed around the grand column in the gallery's main exhibition space. OLD will also feature new photographs of Hocking's recent site-specific projects in Australia, France, and Michigan. Also showing in our Niche Windows: Victoria Ashley Shaheen, Continental Breakfast With the Imperial Family Courtesy of Playground Detroit.



Opening Reception, Saturday May 12th, 
6-8pm.   [Downtown, Detroit] 
1520 Washington Blvd.

On view through June 23rd.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD

  
 
MOCAD Spring Opening: Tal R + Michael Luchs
Join us for the opening celebration of our new exhibitions: TAL R : THIS IS NOT DETROIT and MICHAEL LUCHS: FICTITIOUS CHARACTER. Friday, May 11, 2018, Members Only Preview: 6pm, Opening Reception: 7-11pm with Music by John FM and Rick Wilhite. Admission: $5 suggested donation (Free for MOCAD Members).







Opening Reception, Friday May 11th, 
6-11pm.  [Midtown, Detroit]
4454 Woodward Ave.


                   

Simone DeSousa Gallery


  
Edition May Highlight: Alissa Lamarre
Join metalsmith artist Alissa Lamarre as she presents her latest body of work, including drawings on metal and wearables. Alissa has been a practicing metalsmith for ten years, with her primary focus in jewelry and small objects. Her artistic interest in drawing, illustration, and the exploration of material language were informed by a childhood living and working alongside her family of makers. Her work focuses on the various manifestations of heritage and navigation and uses a spectrum of materials in addition to metal.


Opening Reception, Saturday, May 12th
6-8pm [Midtown, Detroit] 
444 W Willis

  
Reyes Projects


  
 
Body So Delicious Opening Reception!
Reyes Projects is pleased to present Body So Delicious, an all-female group exhibition featuring the work of Genesis Belanger, Amy Brener, Ivy Haldeman, Nevine Mahmoud, and Alix Pearlstein. Body So Delicious presents a nuanced look at the relationships between the body, sexuality, and sustenance. The participating artists work across a variety of mediums - painting, sculpture, and installation - exploring desire as an idea that is both necessary and utopian. The result is equally playful and astute.



Opening Reception, Thursday May 10th, 
6-8pm.   [Birmingham] 
100 South Old Woodward Ave.

On view through June 16th.

Galerie Camille


  
 
Waking up In a Rainbow Opening Reception
Join Galerie Camille on May 11th from 6-9PM for Waking Up In a Rainbow. A show featuring Jef Bourgeau and Jessica Hopkins. Since 1981, Jef Bourgeau has digitally eaten the brains and guts of the first hundred years of abstraction - only to transpose it all back onto canvas in new and playful ways as he drags and drops, scans, compresses and unpacks, crashes and reboots.





Opening Reception, Friday May 11th, 6-9pm, [Midtown, Detroit]
4130 Cass Ave .

On view through June 23rd.
                   

Live Coal Gallery at Detroit Fiber Works

  
An Effervescent Universe of Stitched Phenomena
Join is for the opening of "An Effervescent Universe of Stitched Phenomena," fiber work by Dolores S. Slowinski. Her art work explores the use of thread as line in the form of hand-stitched drawings on paper, felt, and other fiber-based materials. We are thankful to partner with Detroit Fiber Works for this exhibition. Evening also includes a special activity for children (and curios adults) made by the artist! Artist talk scheduled for June 9th at 7pm.



Opening Reception, Saturday May 12th, 
6-9pm  [Livernois, Detroit] 
19359 Livernois Ave.

  
Public Pool


  
 
Sugar, Sugar
Sugar, Sugar dives into self created worlds that act as containers for alternative space. Working with the body to challenge the ways in which one engages with identity politics- "Sugar, Sugar" aims to bring to the surface the delectable consumption of the self and other. We investigate the use of the digital in the way narratives of race, gender and sexuality have been constructed. From ghost forms, to ootheca, to saliva- our characters are agents designed to complicate expectations.


Opening Reception, Saturday May 12th,
7-11pm.   [Hamtramck] 
3309 Caniff St.


Playground Detroit


  
 
Snacks
PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents "Snacks," a group exhibition featuring new works from Mike Burdick, James Noellert, and Vaughn Taormina. The show will feature scenic illustrative paintings reflective of the trio's minimal style and maximum wit- they are as light in heart as snacks are light bites between entrées.







Opening Reception, Saturday May 12th,
6-9pm.  [East Side, Detroit]
2845 Gratiot Ave.


                   

University of Michigan Museum of Art

  
Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa
Historical collecting practices have had a lasting impact on representations of Africa, its history, culture, and life today. Labeled as 'unknown' or 'anonymous,' African artists became associated with broad cultural styles and collective identities rather than personal creativity and individual agency. The exhibition Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa includes artworks from both named and unrecorded, contemporary and historic artists to tell an alternative story.






Opening Reception, Saturday May 12th, 
11am-5pm  [Ann Arbor] 
525 South St.

On view through September 9th.

  
Ann Arbor Art Center


  
 
Faces of Music: Portraits by Desiree Kelly
Kick off your weekend with us in Downtown Ann Arbor and celebrate the opening of Matter, Matter, Object, Wall. Curated by Aaron Decker, the works in this exhibition will challenge the gallery as a housing for art by introducing relationships between objects, wall, viewer and maker into the white cube. This event is free and open to the public.










Opening Reception, Saturday May 12th,
6-9pm.   [Ann Arbor] 
117 W Liberty St.

On view through June 9th.

Christ Church Cranbrook


  
 
Opening of Lamentations of the Forsaken (2016) by Michael Takeo Magruder
The Cranbrook Project in Music, Art and Education at Christ Church Cranbrook invites you to the opening of Lamentations for the Forsaken (2016) by Michael Takeo Magruder. This real-time media installation juxtaposes Christ's journey to the cross with the plight of refugees fleeing the Syrian Civil War. We welcome artist, Michael Takeo Magruder, who will provide an introduction the artwork, Dr. Rouzana Hares who will speak about her experience as a refugee as well as Detroit-based artist Natasha T. Miller who will offer a meditation on grieving.




Opening Reception, Saturday May 12th,
7-9pm.  [Bloomfield Hills]
470 Church Rd.


                   
 
Lectures and Other Events


M Contemporary Art:
Join us for a conversation with Scott Vincent Campbell about his first solo exhibition, Caro Kann, The two bodies of work presented in Caro Kann speak to the idea of defensive strategies that individuals and societies alike employ.
Saturday, May 12th, 2-3pm. [Ferndale] 205 East 9 Mile Rd.

Darkroom Detroit:
What are your rights to photograph in public space? This 1-hour workshop with Shanna Merola will give you the confidence to make informed choices, as a human and as a photographer, on how to interact with police, private security, or other individuals if you are stopped and questioned.
Friday, May 11th, 5-7pm. [East Side, Detroit] 676 E Grand Blvd.

Detroit City Distillery's Whiskey Factory:
Art & Amble is a fundraiser for Detroit based non profit Green Living Science; they invite guests to bid on art donated by local artists in a silent auction and taste different foods prepared by the best Detroit chefs as they amble through the historic home of Stroh's Ice Cream and Goebel Brewing.
Friday, May 11th, 7-11pm. [Eastern Market, Detroit] 1000 Maple St.

3000 Fenkell Street:
A performance by Shua Group, Billy Mark, and Tzveta Kassabova with international guests Stephane Garin and Thierry Escarmant.
Friday and Saturday May 11 and 12 at 8pm. [West Side, Detroit] 3000 Fenkell St.

 
Art Writing

Short essays, Workshops, and Events


NEW! 98 Yusef Qualls-El

 
97 Barry Roth




 
Detroit Art Review

Cynthia Greig @ 
Paul Kotula Projects

Biennial All Media Exhibition: Terrain @ Detroit Artist Market


Objects and Place @ 
The Scarab Club