Starting the weekend off at Art Groupie and Playground Detroit’s event, Prism was a pallet cleansing experience. The last three days have been a calming retreat into a hazy, dreamlike wonderland presented by the team Art Groupie in collaboration with Playground Detroit. The experience of attending PRISM, the three day event inside a warehouse in Detroit (by way of […]
Metro Detroit Bucket List: Can’t-Miss Art Attractions April 8, 2022 In our 2022 City Guide, we roundup what every local must do in their lifetime. Here are the galleries, art events, and cultural institutions that made our list.Ryan Patrick Hooper and Photographs by Hayden Stinebaugh Spend the day at Cranbrook, a local treasure and a National Historic […]
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Meet, Paulina Petkoski, co-founder of Playground Detroit, a gallery and talent agency that strives to uplift Detroit’s creative landscape. What are the characteristics of Playground Detroit and how did it get to where it is today? PLAYGROUND DETROIT is a contemporary art gallery and creative talent agency dedicated to emerging artists based in Detroit, Michigan. Established […]
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Marlo Broughton, a contemporary Detroit-based artist who also goes by “MARLOBRO,” is debuting a new solo exhibition at Playground Detroit.
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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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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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With their innovative and ambitious mindset and eye for all things art and design, Paulina Petkoski and Samantha Bankle Schefman co-founded PLAYGROUND DETROIT, but would never have predicted it when the two first met at Groves High School in Birmingham, Michigan. Petkoski spent several years living in NYC after graduating with her BFA in International […]
Words by NADJA ROTTNER The insertion of a work of art into the public sphere through mass media means is a dictum of Chicago-based Nigerian American visual artist Adeshola Makinde, who began his career as a self-taught practitioner three years. Having established the framework of a photomontage artist, “collage commissions” such as “the beauty is…FEEL […]
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MetroTimes // Adeshola Makinde’s ‘Relevant’ highlights civil rights protest signs of past and present at Playground Detroit
Posted By Jerilyn Jordan on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm Art by Adeshola Makinde, courtesy of Playground Detroit “WE DEMAND AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY NOW!”, 2019 // 22″ X 11″ feet, Billboard, W Warren Ave & Wesson St, Detroit, Michigan. Black Power! Police Brutality Must Go! Education For All! What has been made very clear in recent years […]
Frank Lepkowski grapples with the effects of living in a digital world July 1, 2021 By Patrick Dunn for SEEN MAGAZINE Photography by Darrel Ellis Scrolling through the endless entertainment of the internet can feel like a pleasantly passive pastime, but Frank Lepkowski wants people to remember that it takes a certain mental toll.“When you […]
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The painter explores social-economic and cultural struggles with ”Quiet Moonlight” Emma Klug, February 18, 2021 Painter Sun Wang will present his first solo exhibition on Feb. 19 with the opening of Quiet Moonlight at Playground Detroit. The show will feature the Pontiac-based artist’s kaleidoscopic paintings, which explore the relationship between Eastern and Western cultures. On display through March […]
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