ON EXHIBIT///DETROIT’S “ICE HOUSE” ART INSTALLATION

February 24, 2010  |  art, Detroit, News  |  Comments Off

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The ICE HOUSE, located at 3920 McClellanon the east side of DETROIT, is an art installation by architect Matthew Radune and photographer Gregory Holm designed to bring attention to the dire state of the city's urban infrastructure while simultaneously breeding optimism for its future. Located in a vast neighborhood once densely populated with working families, the house is now just one of the thousands of abandoned homes that line the city's streets like tombstones:

Says Holm of the project: "During my time here I have explored the surrounding neighborhood extensively and I would estimate that nearly 1 in every 4 homes is either in a state of disrepair or completely abandoned. And although many have chosen to view these conditions with apathy, my point of view is one of optimism for the future driven by a sense of nostalgia for this neighborhood's past beauty. Amidst the soaring oaks that line these spacious blocks remains a modern and organic grid filled with possibilities that perhaps the fresh eyes of a new generation will bring to fruition. The Ice House project seeks to demonstrate that in much the same way—as building materials are reclaimed from the many abandoned houses in Detroit, so to can the affected neighborhoods themselves be repurposed through the creativity, spirit, and sense of community clearly demonstrated by the residents themselves."

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DETROIT///COOL SHITE///FIRST LOOK: GLENN BARR’S “HAPPINESS” SCULPTURE

October 31, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Detroit, News  |  Comments Off

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Detroit's resident bad-ass painter noir GLENN BARR is well on his way to putting the finishing touches on the prototype sculpt for the forthcoming bronze edition of his "Happiness" painting that will be released in a limited edition of 15 early next year. No word on pricing or availability yet, but stay tuned to ST for the full lowdown as the time draws near...

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DETROIT///POETRY///JACK WHITE’S ODE TO THE MOTOR CITY…

July 15, 2008  |  Detroit, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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White's DPD mug shot following his 2003 beating of the Von Bondies' Jason Stollsteimer (he deserved it)...

Disclaimer: As a rule we hate poetry (and performance art)...

White Stripes/Raconteurs frontman and native Detroiter JACK WHITE has taken a lot of heat in the past two years following his move from Detroit's historic urban Indian Village neighborhood to the decidedly safer & more musically fertile grounds of Nashville where his latest albums have been recorded. As a tribute to his hometown, Mr White has taken the unusual step of penning a poetic homage to the murder city—an act that would probably earn him a severe beating if he were still a resident. Reproduced here in its entirety (for better or worse), then, is "Courageous Dream's Concern." READ ON: Read More

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MILAN///SCOTT CAMPBELL’S TALES OF THE “OCCULT”…

January 16, 2008  |  art, Art Crimes, Detroit  |  Comments Off

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Beware ladies of Milano, the devil wears many guises... 

Brooklyn-based SAVED TATTOO overlord SCOTT CAMPBELL unleashed his demonic stylings on the unsuspecting art world of Milan when his Satan-friendly paintings debuted as part of the "Occult" group show at MASSIMO CARASI GALLERY tonite. Featuring new work by seven godless heathens and Supertouch favorites including Michael Bevilacqua, Wendell Gladstone, Filippo La Vacara, Jeremiah Maddock, Bruce Richards, and Dan Trocchio the exhibit went a long way in proving that the devil's in the details. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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