Paul Kotula Projects

Paul Kotula Projects is pleased to present Sans Souci, an exhibition of photography, video, and sculpture by Detroit artist Cynthia Greig. In this, the artist's first exhibition at the gallery, Greig muses the French phrase that translates 'without worry, free of care". Culled from several series of recent work, all of which explore highly aestheticized and idealized exhibition spaces, Greig establishes a "forensic eye to the peripheral details usually hidden from view." Absent from her images is artwork itself. Through June 2.

Opening Reception, Saturday, April 14th, 5-8pm  [Ferndale] 
23255 Woodward Ave.

Holding House

Morning Glory
Group Thesis Exhibition of multimedia works centered on the various understandings of preciousness and intimacy. Featuring artists: Alecia Hansen, Julia Leone, Sadie Trichler, Stephanie Powers, and Sabrina Tarrab.

Opening Reception, Saturday April 14th, 6-9pm.   [Southwest, Detroit] 
3546 Michigan Ave.

N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

Neha Vedpathak / Heloisa Pomfret
Neha Vedpathak "Of the Land" 2nd installment in Vedpathak's on-going work about the city of Detroit. In her hand-plucked paper pieces she grapples with the city's dichotomy as she confronts the 'revitalization' and 'forgotten' parts of the city, both of which are real and personal to her. Heloisa Pomfret "Threshold" Brazilian American artist Heloisa Pomfret's works of oil on canvas, cut and re-stitched with the paint scratched with metal blades. "My work reflects the processes of stress and entrapment, both physical and psychological..."

Opening Reception, Friday April 13th, 
6-9pm.  [Midtown, Detroit]
52 E. Forest Ave.


Bahamas Biennale

Town & Country
Bahamas Biennale is excited to announce Town & Country a two-person exhibition featuring works by Michael St. John and Peter Sutherland. Michael St. John's work conveys a sustained commitment to observing and re-presenting experiences of the everyday. Peter Sutherland uses a variety of landscape imagery, from mountain ranges to deciduous forests, to evoke incongruous sensations of awe, danger, and the sublime. Incorporating techniques and materials intrinsic to both photography and painting, his work expands the potential of both media.

Opening Reception, Saturday, April 14th
6-9pm [Island View, Detroit] 
3106 Bellevue St.
Show runs through May 26th.

Chess Moves: Zach Thompson
"Chess Moves," Thompson's first solo exhibition will feature his most recent mixed media paintings. Inspired by human behavior, life in the city, and lessons learned from history; "Chess Moves" delicately explores the decisions we choose in the search for happiness and success. Zach Thompson is a self-taught Detroit based painter. His work focuses on themes of individualism, humanity, and morale. A mixture of acrylic paints, oil pastels, and palette knives are used in the creation of each painting as well as traditional brushes.

Opening Reception, Friday April 13th, 
6-9pm.   [MacDougal-Hunt, Detroit] 
2845 Gratiot Ave.
Show runs through May 5th.

1301 Broadway

The Cranbrook Chair Show
We are proud to announce the re-introduction of The Cranbrook Chair Show. This exhibition will feature original chairs, designed and built by current MFA and MArch candidates at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and will also highlight the history of the exhibition at the Academy. The chairs will be on display in a storefront in downtown Detroit. This exhibition has been generously supported by Bedrock and Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund.

Opening Reception, Friday April 13th, 
6:30-10pm.  [Downtown, Detroit]
1301 Broadway
Show runs through May 12th.


The Annex Gallery

Purged: The Art of Metamorphosis
Please join us for the book launch party for "Purged: The Art of Metamorphosis" at the Annex Gallery at 333 Midland, Highland Park. Poets Maia Asshaq, Terry Blackhawk, Andrea Daniel and Bill Harris will read their original poems dealing with the theme of Metamorphosis that appear in the book followed by a conversation between Ann Delisi and Nancy J. Rodwan, the artist and author. There will be cake from Good Cakes and Bakes and appetizers from Howe's Bayou. The party is from 5-8pm and the reading begins at 6:00pm.

Saturday, April 14th, 5-10pm 
[Highland Park] 
333 Midland

Norwest Gallery of Art

Inner Fragments: Exhibition of Iranian Women Art
"Inner Fragments" is an exhibition of eighteen Iranian female artists most of whom live and work inside Iran, and represent a new wave in Iranian contemporary art. For these emerging artists, Iran's political and social turbulence has not been an obstacle in the development of their artistic voice, in fact it has helped fuel and shape it. Their art has been overshadowed by revolution, war, and sanctions.

Opening Reception, Saturday April 14th, 
6-9pm.   [Grand River, Detroit] 
19556 Grand River Ave.

Show runs through May 2nd.


This is Not Normal
This Is Not Normal is an art show in the time of Trumpism hosted at the Riopelle Artist Collective. Riopelle's artists and guest artists Wayne Curtis and Shanna Merola will exhibit new works exploring their political feelings over the last year and beyond, with musical performances by Tammy Lakkis and Kes Yehna.

Opening Reception, Friday April 13th, 
7pm-12am.  [Eastern Market, Detroit]
1492 Gratiot Ave.

Lectures and Other Events

Detroit Fiber Works:
Please join us for a conversation with several of the photographers and visual artists responsible for the powerful images in this exhibit curated by Mahogany Jones. Joining the conversation will be: Ifoma, Traci Lombre, Lena Harbali, Tisch Mikhail Lewis, Jordyn Fishman and others.
Saturday, April 14th, 6-9pm. [Livernois, Detroit] 19359 Livernois Ave.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center:
Jeanne Bieri - a 2017 Kresge Visual Arts Fellow - "uses sewing as a way to move ideas and images, a type of visual problem solving that keeps the artistic process flexible." Her imagery is both realistic and abstract & she enjoys working on large scale pieces.
Thursday, April 12th, 6:30-7:30pm. [Birmingham] 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd

Art Writing

Short essays, Workshops, and Events

NEW! 97 Barry Roth

96 Kate Levy

Detroit Art Review

Al Held @ 
David Klein Gallery

Susanne Stephenson @ 
P ewabic Pottery

James Collins @ 
Simone DeSousa Gallery