The Detroit Artists Market


Posted on January 07, 2017 at 10:20

(DETROIT) – The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) kicks off the 2017 season with the group exhibition Inspired by Nature, on view January 13 through February 11, 2017. Curator Jeff Cancelosi has assembled an eclectic group of artists, each of whom approaches the topic of nature from a different perspective: some incorporate the wonder of the natural world into their work; others use the elements of nature to create something novel; and some use nature as a metaphor for observations about our world. Visitors will experience works from Jacklyn Brickman, Larry Cressman, Todd Erickson, Denes Galfi, Mary Keithan, Armin Mersmann and Jasmine Murrell. 

Jacklyn Brickman’s art draws us to nature by exploring the relationship between people and their environments, often through simulations. Larry Cressman creates abstract sculptural drawings with dog bane and raspberry cane twigs.Todd Erickson casts sculptural works using white cedar branches to remind us of the beauty around us. Denes Galfi creates abstractions that appear to have evolved organically from natural elements. Mary Keithan paints non-objective works of nature, drawing upon past experiences and a keen awareness of the natural world. Armin Mersmann creates unexpected and foreboding images of a natural world straddling the border between abstraction and realism. Jasmine Murrell transforms dirt—sourced intentionally from historically meaningful locations—into a meditation on humanity’s affinity with all living things. 

Inspired by Nature opens on Friday, January 13, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Curator Jeff Cancelosi hosts a special gallery talk with the artists on January 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. Located at 4719 Woodward Avenue in Detroit (three blocks south of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and one block north of MOCAD), the Detroit Artists Market is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Exhibitions are free of charge. For more information on DAM and its programs, please call (313) 832-8540, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit

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