De La Tierra is a collaborative art show happening in Eastern Market, Detroit, Michigan on June 21, 2014, co-curated by Salam Rida and Allison Vince. The theme of the show stems from its title, which in Spanish means from the Earth. Two artists are paired to come together and organically create a singular piece based off the symbiotic relationship while also juxtaposing their own personal nature around the collaborative element. Each artist duo will have one collaborative piece and a minimum of one personal piece from each artist, for a total minimum of three pieces from each couple. The local Detroit artists involved features a balanced list very talented emerging talents and many already buzzed-about names.
The location chosen for the pop-up show is an old soda packaging plant in Eastern Market. The owner, Craig Yaldo, has transformed it into a beautiful raw space open to ideas and creativity. The actual room where the art is being shown is the old cooler that’s been stripped. Exposed beams and clamp lights bounce light onto plywood walls and concrete floors.
The artist teams are:
Allison Vince & Salam Rida
Ben Saginaw & Julian Spradlin
Ash Nowak & Jon Dones
Jess Hicks & Dai Hughes
Ben Wolf & Vanessa Cronan
Michael Burdick & James Noellert
Robb DiMaria & Ellen Rutt
Amber Locke & Patrick Quinn
Amanda Itria & Gregory Ducharme
The art will be available to the public for one night only between the hours of 7-10 pm on Saturday, June 21.
An exclusive Preview Dinner will be catered by Midollo, a local Detroit pop-up food business the night before the pop-up event on Friday, June 20th, from 8-11 pm. Dinner features a four-course meal with spirits included from Motor City Wine and Two James. Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase here. With candles lit, the show will open with a very romantic vibe to a preview dinner. This dinner allows serious art collectors interested in purchasing work before it becomes public, and provides an opportunity to meet the artists involved in the show.
The dinner is to provide a more intimate experience to the show, we wanted to allow patrons the opportunity to sit, chat & eat with the artists,” explains co-curator Salam Rida. Her partner Allison Vince continues, “having a meal with someone can be a very personal and artistic experience in its own way, allowing a different part of the show to exist.”
About the curators:
First-generation, first-born. Inspired by architecture and the rugged eccentric qualities of Detroit. Constantly transitioning, Salam starts her Masters in Architecture in the soon at the University of Michigan. Committing to a three-year academic grind, this art show is the beginning of this transition as well as the end of a chapter in her life.
Dim and slightly muted color palettes that assist thick black paint; nightmarish imagery and a 1960s Vogue magazine. All analogies best describe both the work and the artist, Allison Vince. Together with Salam Rida, the two have come together to create a visual delicacy of collaborations that are dark yet dainty.