Excess Baggage: Design in the City X Cristin Richard Installation at Lisa Spindler Studio through September

Excess Baggage is a point of reflection, a way to consider our connection to the natural world.

Detroit Artist and 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellow Cristin Richard, has a fascination with material, both its sensory qualities and the information it communicates about history, society and the current environment. She has been selected to showcase her latest project, Excess Baggage, as part of “Design in the City” for Detroit Month of Design.

Richard has partnered with Lisa Spindler Studio, to present her installation on view in the studio’s storefront windows in the heart of downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue. Her installation will be on view by appointment through Saturday, September 26th, and from street-level only through September 30th. Make your viewing appointment here.

This installation is a culmination of Richard’s conceptual work and Spindler’s photographs, along with a sound immersion by experimental Detroit musician, Nate Czarling that aims to bring the sounds of nature into the urbanspace. Her primary inspiration is that of Native American and Indigenous practices and their intrinsic connection to nature

Design Core Detroit received a grant from Gucci, as a part of its new Changemakers’ Impact Fund, in recognition of its work to leverage Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation. The funds implemented “Design in the City”, a new competition that pairs six fashion and accessories designers, with an emphasis on women and people of color, with commercial spaces to host installations of their work. The installations are on view September 1-30, 2020 during the Detroit Month of Design.

Excess Baggage, at The Siren Hotel

In July, Richard was invited as one of The Siren Hotel ‘s first cohort of Artists-in-Residence. This residency allowed her to have the opportunity to experience the heart of the city during such an extraordinary time. It also gave her the space to step outside herself and reflect upon her current body of work, Excess Baggage.

Experience Cristin’s latest work street view or sign up here for a personal viewing inside the studio through Saturday, Sept. 26th 12-5PM. Guests will have up to 30 minutes and are limited to 6 attendees per hour.



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