The Midwestern Society of Arts & Crafts Presents: An Art Exhibition

Inside an unassuming and unoccupied house located in East English Village of Detroit, a group exhibition has quietly taken over the two-story residential space featuring over 25 artists. The Midwestern Society of Arts & Crafts Presents: An Art Exhibition,” is now on view through September 30th, curated by David Flaugher. The unconventional domestic setting sets the tone for a wide range of artworks curated together based on the premise of giving those participating an opportunity to show in Detroit, and for some a reason to travel to Detroit for the first time.

Flaugher, an established visual artist as well, found himself eager to re-connect with the artists that he knew from time spent in NYC after he re-located back to Detroit two years ago. The group exhibition that was not curated based on any specific theme or concept, but instead presents an exploratory and playful site-specific installation highlighting each of the individual works to bring together a range of mediums and aesthetics.

Various artists on view include many New York and California based artists such as Eli Ping, Jared Madere, Andrew J Greene, Win McCarthy, Brandon Ndife, Lorenzo Bueno, Davina Semo, and Carmen Winant, in addition to a few artists either from Detroit or currently based in the city, including Michael E. Smith, Austin White, Anthony Giannini and Travis Galloway.

“Color/Topographical Studies 1-4,” Austin White. Silicone latex acrylic, nylon mesh, aluminum frames, 2018.

“Color/Topographical Studies 1-4,” Austin White. Silicone latex acrylic, nylon mesh, aluminum frames, 2018.

Detail of “Color/Topographical Studies 1-4,” Austin White.

“Anastasia In The Carpool,” Jared Madere. Digital Image printed on fabric, 2017.

“Political Picture,” David Flaugher. Silver leaf, acrylic, and college on cardboard mounted to wood, 2018.

“WHEN I AM HERE, WITHIN THE CIRCLE OF MY FAMILY, I FEEL RELUCTANT TO LEAVE IT,” UltraHD photo print, on UV protective laminate, Fuji crystal DP II photo paper, aluminum Dibond, assorted ball bearings, hardware, stainless steel, 2018.

“Untitled (Believe),” Andrew J Greene. Laser engraved counterfeit Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner wristwatch, velvet flocked ceramic goose, 2018.

“Untitled,” Brandon Ndife. Various 1-4, Polyurethane foam, hydrocal, paint, housefly, 2018.

“Untitled (Props for The Threepenny Opera),” Lorenzo Bueno. Pennies, shirts, silicone, armature, hangers, 2018.

“Still Life Landscape (Trepidation II),” Anthony Giannini. Acrylic on canvas, 2018.

To schedule a viewing appointment, contact David Flaugher directly at davidflaugher@gmail.com before September 30th.

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