“All of the Above” features Recent Graduates Kaylie Kaitschuck and Toomas Toomepuu during Detroit Month of Design

“All of the Above” features Recent Graduates Kaylie Kaitschuck and Toomas Toomepuu during Detroit Month of Design

“All of the Above,” is an exhibition featuring artwork by Kaylie Kaitschuck and Toomas Toomepuu during Detroit Month of Design 2021.

 In partnership with Detroit Month of Design, PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents “All of the Above,” an exhibition that challenges the minimalist concept of ‘less is more’ featuring artwork emerging artists and designers Kaylie Kaitschuck (Cranbrook Academy of Art, ‘21) and Toomas Tomepuu (College for Creative Studies, ’21). The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, September 3rd from 7-10P at 2845 Gratiot Avenue, and will be on view by appointment through October 9, 2021.

Detail view, Kaylie Kaitschuck

Both artists bombard maximalist energies to mix and mash a chaotic assortment of symbols and materials until the work itself has its own narrative and history. More is more. The synergy between both Kaitschuck and Toomepuu’s artwork creates an overwhelming, disoriented environment to reflect the intense feelings throughout the past year, as a reaction to this shared experience.

“I enjoy creating my own narratives and disorienting myself with information and symbolism. I often only start to understand what’s happening once the work is made. That’s what keeps it exciting for me. I have an opportunity to decode a puzzle almost every time,” she explains.

Kaylie in her studio, Photo credit: @samanthaslist

The synergy between both Kaitschuck and Toomepuu’s artwork creates an overwhelming, disoriented environment to reflect the intense feelings throughout the past year, as a reaction to this shared experience.

The exhibition opens to the public on September 3rd from 7-10pm and will be on view weekly through Saturday, October 9th by appointment. Viewing hours are Thursday- Saturday 12-5pm with reservation. Please book to visit online via Eventbrite.

ABOUT KAYLIE KAITSCHUCK

Kaylie Kaitschuck is an artist living and working in Detroit, Michigan that creates Utopian-influenced mixed-media artwork inspired by myth, fantasy, and dreams. She builds up her surface with various textile techniques such as embroidery, tufting, and traditional rug hooking. These methods build up layers of chaos to result in yarn paintings that are seemingly more playful than they are intended.

She is a 2021 MFA graduate of Cranbrook Art Academy in Fiber and Textile Design, and has her BFA from College for Creative Studies.

ABOUT TOOMAS TOMEPUU

Toomas Tomepuu utilizes digital fabrication, found objects, and unconventional materials to explore world building through furniture. Combining, remixing, and dissecting these materials creates playful tensions in the work like absurdity/functionality, scarcity/overabundance, and digital/analog. He is a recent graduate of College for Creative Studies, and recipient of the 2021 CCS Redmond Design Vision and Excellence Award.

Toomepuu was born in Rhode Island, and he currently resides in Detroit. His affinity for exploring and painting abandoned spaces, found materials, and piecing together into different structures in his youth, has evolved into the fabrication of furniture and sculpture. Maintaining interests in between spaces and materials, he continues to develop aesthetic relationships and reflect on the conceptual conversations explored in these objects.

OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 7-10PM

RSVP REQUESTED

Detroit Month of Design is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. This September, Detroit Month of Design is back for its 11th edition. The 2021 festival will offer events and experiences that can be enjoyed outside, indoors, or from the comfort of home.

Every September, partners across Detroit—from emerging studios to established companies and educational institutions—come together to show off their latest works and ideas. These cross-disciplinary events take place in all corners of the city, highlighting the talent and innovation that makes Detroit a UNESCO City of Design.

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