Detroit art exhibits, galleries, and museums always seem to have something going on because there’s a lot of artistic talent flowing through the city! January and February are a chance to see what’s happening in the art scene before the regenerative season rolls in. Take the inspiration into spring! Detroit is comprised of amazing art both inside and out. You can see it in the vibrant murals along the buildings and support the local talent of all mediums inside for a more intimate experience. You can even meet some of them! See what messages the city is discussing and reflecting on through a creative lens.
Detroitisit rounded up a unique list of Detroit art exhibits and other visual art showings to know about this winter.
CONCERNING LANDSCAPE-ARTIST RECEPTION
Date & Time: off-site reception is on Saturday, January 28, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is a non-profit gallery committed to contemporary art and to connecting artists, collectors, and communities. Their exhibitions feature new and established artists from Detroit and the Metro region. DAM celebrated 90 years (1932-2022) and the celebration continues! Join this FREE dual-location show. The reception celebrates the artists featured in Concerning Landscape, curated by Megan Winkel. Explore the construct of landscape and its various forms of expression. Meet the exhibiting artists and tune into a lively panel discussion, moderated by local artist Meighen Jackson. Click HERE for more details and to see the artists involved. RVSP HERE.
Location: Gallery located on the 2nd Floor of the Henry Ford Cancer Pavilion, 2800 W. Grand Blvd.
RICK VIAN-THE GROWTH HABIT AT M CONTEMPORARY ART
Opening Reception: January 27, 2023, 6 – 9 pm
Artist Talk & Closing Reception: February 18,4-6 pm
Have you explored your own growth a little deeper this 2023? If you’re intrigued by the concept of art composition, growth, individuality, Detroit industrialization, and how they intermingle with the natural world, then mark your calendar for this upcoming M Contemporary Art exhibit. “The Growth Habit” is a dendrological term. (dendrology: the scientific study of trees). The growth habit of a tree determines how it will grow. Rick has discovered paintings and their design formations have their own growth habit. Not to mention, personal growth habits in relation to living and working in Motor City. Click HERE for more info on this hybrid connection!
Location: M Contemporary Art at 205 East 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220
NICOLE TAMER ART- WINTER 2022/2023
Visit the Nicole Tamer Art Gallery for works from multiple artists. You can expect a quality dose of local Detroit talent and love no matter if you’re checking out the art on the website or forming connections in person. This winter, they’re featuring these versatile artists: Matthew Griffin, Andrew Blake, Matthew (Mattie) Armstrong, and Loralee Grace. Be sure to check out what each of them has to offer as they’ve each had their own artistic journey and geographical locations that have led them to their current creations on display in Detroit’s main gallery. Explore their evolutions through paintings and other visual images. Click HERE to view the gallery website.
Location: Current show is at Nicole Tamer Art Gallery in the atrium of The David Whitney Building, open for safe viewing 7 am-10 pm. 1 Park Avenue, Detroit
BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT IRWIN HOUSE DETROIT & BEYOND
What better way to celebrate Black History Month 2023 in Detroit than to be immersed in art that’s part of a city-wide initiative? The Irwin House will be full of programming for the month, starting with a solo exhibition of the work of Ivan Quinones II – an emerging artist who uses his work to approach history and the systemic stifling of probing and provocative Black voices. This series grew out of a powerful portrait of Nets basketball player, Kyrie Irving. There will be other rooms dedicated to several local artists (mainly emerging) to showcase the Detroit Black talent. Click HERE to stay updated on this large project!
JOHN C. SIMS
On the gallery’s 2nd floor, make sure to check out the work of John C. Sims on display throughout the month. Sims was a Detroit native math/conceptual artist and cultural activist, passed away last December, and was memorialized at the gallery earlier this month. Join a candle-lit poetry wine, and art event held in his honor on February 13th.
LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE’S SNARKITECTURE-DESIGNED GALLERY
McArthur Binion’s solo exhibition, Self: Portraits is on view at Library Street Collective now through February 22, 2023.
Enjoy viewing the innovative Detroit art in this fairly new gallery space resting at the northern end of The Belt. Designed by Snarkitecture, there is a noticeable flexibility to the re-imagined environment that suits the various programming throughout Library Street Collective. Visitors and locals are welcome to be a part of the rich history and culture by interacting with the public art. Take notice of the display wall at the back of the gallery that doubles as a partition, behind which built-in bookshelves, a customized desk, and a sliding ladder allow the space to function as a library and office. Click HERE to see current exhibitions from various artists at various locations.
Location: Library Street Collective at 1260 Library St, Detroit
The Artist’s Instruments
November 5, 2022 — March 25, 2023
Detroit art exhibits give you plenty of time to check them out and really soak in what they’re about. The Library Street Collective proudly supports Jason REVOK’s museum exhibition, The Artist’s Instruments, at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Get inspired by this self-taught artist that has created a series of instruments that act as an extension of his body. His latest body of work reflects the impact of the artist’s transition from the West Coast to the Midwest, blending inspiration from various cultural and artist-driven movements, including the mechanical. Click HERE for more details and to view some of Jason’s artwork.
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