June 08, 2012 - July 14, 2012
DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET NIGHT SHOW
June 8- July 14, 2012
The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present NIGHT SHOW. Opening June 8, 2012, DAM will host a public opening that evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery visitors can meet the artists and have an opportunity to view and purchase the wide array of paintings, photography, mixed media on exhibit.
The DAM NIGHT SHOW is presented by one of the Midwest’s oldest non-profit galleries, located in Detroit’s Cultural Center. This show is part of DAM’s 80th anniversary year with a curated exhibition of contemporary art by 31 Michigan artists.
Diana Alva, Christopher Anderson, Lowell Boileau, Doug Bulka, Taurus Burns, Jason Carter, Chris Charron, Clara DeGalan, Anne Fracassa , Bruce Giffin, Adrian Hatfield, Al Hinton, Ralph Jones, Ray Katz, Jim Klein, Andrew Krieger, Stephen Magsig, Rachel McCoy-Bannerman, Jim Nawara, Sabrina Nelson, Frank Pahl, Catherine Peet, Lisa Poszywak, Lucille Procter Nawara, Michael Reid, Christopher Samuels, Christopher Schneider, Steve Shaw, Graeme Skelton, Clint Snider, and Rick Vian.
Exhibition Committee Chair, Gary Eleinko Statement
“Night conjures up visions ranging from solitude and quiet, to night clubs, wild partying and revelry, of horror, the macabre, and the mysterious, clothed in a veil of darkness.”
Visual artists have been inspired by the nocturnal cycle in many ways: Whistler’s falling rockets, neon sculptures, Van Gogh’s "Starry Night", Hopper’s "Nighthawks", Fuseli's "Nightmare", abstract interpretations of jazz, the insomnia drawings of Louise Bourgeois, the darker side of Mapplethorpe, the chiaroscuro of Caravaggio, the surreal horrors of Joel Peter Witkin and Hieronymus Bosch, or the sublime boxes of Cornell.
DAM’s Exhibition Committee will present a gallery talk on Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 2pm – 4pm, discussing their curatorial process and the works selected.
Landscape painter Bryant Tillman will be featured this month in our Elements Gallery along with several local glass and ceramic artists who created candlesticks to complement the Night Show.
The Detroit Artists Market is a nonprofit organization that has supported emerging and established Detroit-area artists since 1932. With its mission of providing opportunities for local artists to show and sell their work, and at the same time encourage the public to
experience and learn about local contemporary art, the Detroit Artist Market has been rooted in the history of Detroit art and culture, and continues today to be a leading community organization promoting contemporary art.