In its 25th anniversary, nationally-recognized David Klein Gallery opens its doors in downtown Detroit as a second location. Continuing in its tradition, the Birmingham gallery site at 163 Townsend Street will continue to focus on Modern and Post War American art. The programming at DKG Detroit will be devoted to their contemporary programming, spear-headed by Gallery Director, Christine Schefman. According to Schefman, they “will produce an average of ten exhibitions a year featuring both local and national artists. In addition, the scale of the new location will allow for the expansion of the contemporary program and broaden the scope of the work that can be installed in the space.”
At 1520 Washington Boulevard, the 4,000 square foot expanse welcomes visitors with breathtaking remnants of the building’s history, built in 1906. The original façade has been restored with updates, like petite vitrine-like displays flanking the window front in which to feature installations, the first being by Mitch Cope. A wide checkerboard of grey and white tiles, complimenting the granite marble on the gallery’s street-facing windows, greets at the foyer with a custom desk by Kaija Wuollet, and prints by Emmy Bright border the doorframe . Even with the original grandiose roman columns running through the center of the main gallery, the space is nearly boundless allowing for large-scale works like Kari Cholnoky’s massive mixed media painting and highly perched sculptures by Ebitenyefa Baralaye.
Owner David Klein states,
“It has been a life long dream to open a gallery in downtown Detroit. This is a very exciting time and we look forward to participating in the cultural growth of Detroit.”
The grand opening exhibition, FIRST SHOW, will be a revolving show over a 6-week period with work by 31 gallery artists, including Jamie Adams, Susan Campbell, Liz Cohen, Matthew Hawtin, Scott Hocking, Kim McCarty, Brittany Nelson, Kelly Reemtsen, Clinton Snider, and Mark Sengbusch.
Opening reception of David Klein Gallery Detroit
1520 Washington Boulevard
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