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Hyperallergic // A Detroit Bartender Paints Portraits of Heavy-Drinking Patrons

Painter Thelonius Bone says his new series, called “Alcoholics Anonymous,” is about “wanting to be unknown and unseen, rather than about recovery.” DETROIT — A particular tenet of the recovery group Alcoholics Anonymous is that the label of “alcoholic” cannot be applied to a person from an external source. Put another way: only you can […]

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DANNY SOBOR DEBUTS PAINTING SERIES IN “10 WARM MONTHS” ON AUGUST 25TH

Detroit-based artist Danny Sobor has been chasing the sun for the past year. His upcoming solo exhibition entitled 10 Warm Months, opening on Saturday, August 25th was created following his five-year hiatus from painting, each carefully created under the glow of Detroit sunlight. Although he’s been living in Detroit for three years (relocating after graduation from Brown […]

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ELYSIA VANDENBUSSCHE SOLO EXHIBITION, “RELATIONS BETWEEN” OPENS JUNE 16TH

PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents Relations Between featuring multi-disciplinary artist Elysia Vandenbussche. The exhibit explores and breaks boundaries of traditional crafts, the concept of a canvas, and skill combined with intuition through her porcelain wall installations on June 16th from 6-9pm with a Members-only VIP preview hour from 5-6PM. On view through July 14th. “I’m really interested […]

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‘AMERIXAN NOTION’ SOLO EXHIBITION FEAT. NIC NOTION OPENING FEB. 16TH

On Friday, February 16th PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents featured artist Nic Notion with his first solo exhibition,  Amerixan Notion. The show will feature his most recent series of mixed media works, including a variety of paintings, photography and installation. Pulling some of his inspiration from the city itself, including references of its changing landscape and the official Flag of […]

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PLAYGROUND PRESENTS FEATURED ARTIST PATRICK ETHEN WITH FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION “LIGHT WORKS”

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to present artist and designer Patrick Ethen in his first solo exhibition on Friday, February 12th. His work has been previously seen as large installation sculptures at various events such as Detroit’s internationally-renowned Movement Electronic Music Festival. He describes the collection of pieces he has created for Light Works as “pseudo-spiritual […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT PRESENTS NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHER JANI ZUBKOVS WITH ARTIST RESIDENCY & SOLO EXHIBITION

Jani Zubkovs is a Brooklyn-based photographer and touring musician, recording and performing with the progressive post-rock band, Caspian. The continual work-life balance between both music and visual arts influence his photography, which most often focuses on subject matter from his time spent traveling around the world. A selection of this body of work was first exhibited at Mingo Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. PLAYGROUND DETROIT has invited Zubkovs […]

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