Exhibitions & Events

DAMICON

Saturday, August 27, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on Saturday, August 27 for DAMICON, a celebration of Detroit’s comic book culture and a tribute to the artists featured in DAM’s exhibition, Inspired by Detroit’s Comic Book Artists, on view through September 10. Exhibition organizer Tracy Irwin moderates a lively panel discussion with legends Dave Chow (freelance illustrator for General Motors, Meta/Facebook, and Kellogg’s), Arvell Jones (Thor, Ironman, Captain America), and Bill Morrison (Simpsons, Futurama, The Little Mermaid), along with veteran illustrator Michael Kucharski and up-and-comer Isabel Paul. There will be refreshments—including Faygo pop and Better Made chips—free drawings by Dave Chow, and some great merch from local comic book shops Vault of Midnight and Green Brain Comics!

 

FREE Admission – RSVP at Eventbrite

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Panel discussion begins at 2 p.m. with free drawings to follow.

WHERE: 4719 Woodward Ave, Detroit (park in the lot behind DAM, off Forest Ave.)

 

Special thanks to: Green Brain Comics and Vault of Midnight

                 

 

Inspired by Detroit’s Comic Book Artists

August 19 – September 10, 2022

Organized by Tracy Irwin

 

Inspired by Detroit’s Comic Book Artists, juried by local legends Dave Chow and Bill Morrison, showcases the intersection of art and the comic book genre. Detroit is home to many known comic book writers and artists, and in recent years has hosted several comic cons recognizing the broad talent our city offers. Inspired by Detroit’s Comic Book Artists shines a light on artists working in this genre and field, as well as graphic and fine artists who may dabble in this direction.

Works by local comic book legends Dave Chow, Kassandra Heller, Chris Houghton, Arvell Jones, and Bill Morrison will be featured alongside the work of local artists; Walter Bailey, Nicholas Baldwin, Madeleine Barkey, Terence Cover, Evan Derian, Frank Fisher, Thomas Gratch, Kate Hanley, Christina Hill, Kyle Irving, Dennis Jones, Chaos Keefe, Peggy Kerwan, Chris Krolczyk, Michael Kucharski, Tony Lindsey, Luke MacGilvray, Sean Mack, Isabel Paul, Sean Peacock, Justin Penna, Nick Pizana, Delon Robinson, Ryan Shipman, Matthew Thornton, Rachel Reynolds Z.

 

Featured Artist Wall, curated by Melissa Jones

Mark Mardirosian, bricolage

 

Opening Reception

Friday, August 19, 2022 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

RSVP on Eventbrite

 

Join us on Saturday, August 27 for DAMICON, a celebration of Detroit’s comic book culture and a tribute to the artists featured in DAM’s exhibition, Inspired by Detroit’s Comic Book Artists, on view through September 10. 

 

2022 Biennial All Media Exhibition

Friday, July 15 – August 6, 2022

Juried by Srimoyee Mitra, director of Stamps Gallery, Stamps School of Art and Design

 

It has been my pleasure and honor to jury the 2022 DAM Biennial. This year’s exhibition brings together poignant and diverse works that explore ideas of portraiture and representation of one’s self and another through drawings, paintings, photography, video, and sculpture. As we continue to live and work two years since the pandemic transformed everyday life and routines, the 2022 DAM Biennial conveys the myriad of meaningful ways in which artists in this region are examining questions of care and loss, memory, and memorializing, nostalgia and humor.

– Srimoyee Mitra

 

Participating Artists:

Jide Aje, Harold Allen, Robert Beras, Kaleigh Blevins, Bruce Peterson, Sue Carman Vian, Marta Carvajal, Sherell Chillik, Barbara Clay, Clara DeGalan, Carlos Diaz, Susan Eatmon, Darrel Ellis, Mark Esse, David A. Fischer, Jack Griffin, Sophie Grillet, Richard Halprin, Brianna Hayes, Christina Haylett, Sarah Innes, Dennis Jones, Tohru Kanayama, John Kilpatrick, Diane Marie Kramer, Sherry Mahboubian, Karen McGarry, John Albert Murphy, Brigette Neal, Mary Onifer, Joan Painter-Jones, Jo Powers, Luzhen Qiu, Ted Ramsay, Nicole Richards, Mia Risberg, Philip Ross, Jaye Schlesinger, Mark Schwing, Maddie Shubeck, Donita Simpson, Adrian Smith, Nancy Wanchik, Margi Weir, Albert Young, Nolan Young, Lulu Zheng

 

Featured Artist Wall, curated by Melissa Jones

Lawrence Hamilton, photography

 

Opening Reception

Friday, July 15, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

RSVP at Eventbrite