Thank You, Mies
Curated by Dennis A. Nawrocki
Detroit’s art scene is rife with overheated expressionism, gritty assemblages, and interrelational social practice. As a counter to this aesthetic, curator Dennis Nawrocki spotlights a style of abstract art that has long focused on clarity and order instead of overt emotions. On view are sculptures and paintings by 20 Detroit-area artists who picked up the baton of formalism and forged images perhaps best defined by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s mantra, “Less is more.”
Participating Artists: Scott Berels, Brian Caponi, Vincent Castagnacci, James Collins, Larry Cressman, Simone DeSousa, Cynthia Greig, Janet Hamrick, Lester Johnson, Laith Karmo, Ian McDonald, Brian Kritzman, Paul Kotula, David Edward Parker, John Rizzo, David Rubello, Kate Silvio, Todd Stovall, Lois Teicher, Joe Zajac
Featured Artist: Darin Darby
Exhibition: June 14 – July 20, 2019
Opening Reception: June 14, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Detroit Art Week Reception: July 20, 2019, 4-6 p.m.
Cover Art by Cynthia Greig