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PLAYGROUND DETROIT Announces Participation in SCOPE Miami Beach

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to announce our inaugural participation at international art fair SCOPE Miami Beach (Booth H021). Through the following emerging artists’ array of mediums and heritages, this debut presentation will comprise a brief view of Detroit’s diversity as a noteworthy creative hub: Bakpak Durden (painting/ mural), Zoe Beaudry (painting), Marlo Broughton (painting), Gerald […]

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Real Art Detroit // bakpak durden at playground detroit

I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before By Kim Fay via REAL ART DETROIT Bakpak Durden’s solo exhibition, currently on view at Playground Detroit, explores perspective, neurodivergence and intersectional identity. Their series of paintings examine specific experiences that we -as humans- come up against and have to power through in order to maintain the “normalcy” […]

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MetroTimes // Bakpak Durden, BLKOUT Walls, and Black figurative art in Detroit

By Steven Panton Published on November 17, 2021. It is common knowledge that body language can say a lot about our day-to-day emotional state. But the body is also an archive; it stores scars and trauma and talks about the life we have lived to this point. In I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before, a solo […]

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In Conversation: Bakpak Durden speaks to Cyrah Dardas on Their Upcoming Exhibition, “I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before”

I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before, is Bakpak Durden’s solo exhibition exploring perspective, neurodivergence and intersectional identity, opening to the public on November 13, 2021 from 6-9PM at 2845 Gratiot Avenue. Their series of paintings examine specific experiences that we -as humans- come up against and have to power through in order to maintain […]

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Intersect Chicago / SOFA Online Art Fair Opens November 6-12th

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be an exhibitor with Intersect Chicago, a virtual art fair replacing SOFA for the 2020 edition due to COVID-19. The fair will be open to the public, virtually, from November 6th at 12am ET through November 12 at 9pm ET. FLCL, Marlo Broughton, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2020 […]

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20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship Awardees Announced: Ten Artists Receive $2000 and Exhibitions

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to announce the selection of 10 Artist Fellows chosen for the inaugural 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellowship, a two-year juried program. Starting in 2020, twenty emerging Detroit artists will receive $2,000 awards each to develop their individual practices. As a result, new bodies of artwork will be created and accompanied by programming […]

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