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BUILDING MATERIALS: Lindsay Splichal X Detroit Month of Design Opens September 17th

PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents BUILDING MATERIALS, a site-specific exhibition by Lindsay Splichal that explores printmaking, sculpture, and installation. Lindsay Splichal builds space-responsive print monotypes that reflect on the familiarity of the domestic in her family’s construction heritage.

In BUILDING MATERIALS, she will create space-responsive print monotypes explored through the lenses of sculptural and print installation, alongside scalable, low-cost, high-labor take-aways. The exhibition requires and reflects on space, and in response, the space extends the work.

OUTSIDE-IN, Installation view

The work employs the use of construction materials such as foam, paint, cement, asphalt felt, OSB, drywall, and acrylic as well as Xerox transfers on paper, banner prints, and relief prints. It also exposes an interplay between architecture, space, and the vehicles of sculpture and print which engages the conversation of the overlap between the two-dimensional multiple and the three-dimensional object.

Artist Lindsay Splichal, photo courtesy of PLAYGROUND DETROIT.

Selected as a 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellow, she will present non-traditional orientations of building materials through the vehicles of printmaking, sculpture, and installation as reflections of the chosen exhibition space’s unique architecture. By creating hand-labored monotype take-aways, it will provide accessibility to fine art printmaking labor and process by providing an entry point through observing abstractions of the familiar domestic.

BUILDING MATERIALS is presented in partnership with Detroit Month of Design 2020. Opening Reception is September 17th, 7-10PM at 8711 Grand River Blvd., Detroit, MI. RSVP required.

ABOUT LINDSAY SPLICHAL

Lindsay Splichal builds space-responsive print monotypes reflecting on the familiarity of the domestic in her family’s construction heritage through the vehicles of printmaking, sculpture, and installation.

She graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2019 and was awarded the Merit Scholarship for her exploration of literature including the writing “Queer Phenomenology” by Sara Ahmed, which provided additional foundation and language for what compels Splichal’s work forward. She is a recipient of the 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship award in 2020.

ABOUT DESIGN CORE DETROIT & MONTH OF DESIGN

Design Core Detroit champions design-driven businesses and their role in strengthening Detroit’s economy. It offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses, increases market demand.

To honor Detroit’s designation as a UNESCO City of Design, Design Core is recognizing the entirety of September as Detroit’s Month of Design. Programmed by Design Core, 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.

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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