January 16, 2015 - February 14, 2015
The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is pleased to present It’s Like Toys in Here. Artists from three generations –Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial—each convey their own child-like curiosity through art that combines serious themes with playful interface and fun aesthetics. The works in this exhibition are not exclusive ely toys, rather a range of art that captures the spirit of play, storytelling and mediated experience associated with the history of toys. Curated by Andrew Thompson, the exhibition runs January 16 – February 14, 2014. DAM will host an opening reception Friday, January 16 from 6-9pm.
Exhibiting Artists include Andy Malone, Mary Fortuna, Shaina Kasztelan and a special tribute to the late Matthew Blake.
DAM Jan/Feb Featured Artist: Bryant Tillman, painting
Curator - Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson is a sculptor and installation artist, educator, curator, musician, and gardener. Thompson received his BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has been exhibiting his sculptures and installations throughout Southeast Michigan for a decade and helps to curate and coordinate shows as an exhibition committee member with Paint Creek Center for the Arts and Detroit Artists Market. Recent exhibitions have included “Break With Tradition” (PCCA, 2014), “It’s Like Toys In Here: 3 Generations of Detroit Artists” (DAM, 2015), and “Place Names The Place” (2015) at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. He currently has a one-year teaching appointment at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH.