HEIDELBERG PROJECT ARTIST TYREE GUYTON HAS SOLO SHOW AT CUE GALLERY IN NEW YORK CITY
CUE Art Foundation Gallery is presenting visionary Detroit artist, Tyree Guyton’s first New York City solo exhibition, Faces of God on Fire.
October 17 – November 22, 2013
Opening reception: Thursday, October 17, 5-7pm
From CUE’s website:
In 1986, Guyton founded The Heidelberg Project on an abandoned street on Detroit’s East Side. The artist transformed a forgotten corner of the city into a vibrant, whimsical installation using found objects and house paint. Today, the project spans two city blocks, with polka-dotted houses and found object installations, with over 250,000 visitors every year. The site, which has been demolished twice by the city of Detroit and subsequently rebuilt, is also a non-profit organization that provides arts education to children and public programs for visitors. Through the Heidelberg Project, the artist draws attention to the plight of Detroit’s forgotten neighborhoods, and spurred discussion and action.
Guyton’s work is held in collections worldwide including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the College of Creative Studies in 2009, and recently completed the Laurenz Haus residency in Basel, Switzerland. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, the Boston Globe, and NPR’s Morning Edition, among many others.
PLAYGROUND DETROIT made sure to take our #NYC2DET Creative Caravan of New Yorkers to visit the Heidelberg Project just last month. Check out some of our favorite photos below, and more from our trip here! This unique public art installation brings so much happiness to the thousands of visitors each year and we were excited to show our group of tourists on such a beautiful day in Detroit!
**We just learned that on October 5th, there was another arson at the Heidelberg Project, the second time the OJ House [second photo below] was singled out. The OJ House is now completely gone. Our best wishes go out to Tyree and his team.
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