2021 DAM Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition
A few of my students are finalists for this year's DAM Scholarship and I was asked to exhibit a piece alongside their work.
March 12 — April 17, 2021 at Detroit Artists Market.
Ditto Ditto Recorded Reading Archive
You can now listen to two of my stories on the Ditto Ditto Recorded Reading Archive. Saturday and AIWMLWA (As I Watch My Life Whirl Away) are waiting for you.
THE SALAD DAYS at Detroit Artists Market
2000 through 2012 brought a renaissance of self-made artist run spaces in Detroit. Rent was low, space was unlimited, and artists cooperated to bring engaging shows. Coming off a prosperous decade and a world being reshaped by the internet, this was a new beginning… an awakening… an inclusive paradigm shift. Salad Days explores the subculture and work of artists who were working in Detroit in the aughts (2000s), and also features current work reflecting that time period.
“Salad days” is a Shakespearean idiomatic expression meaning a youthful time.
January 22 — February 20, 2021 at Detroit Artists Market
Read about it on Detroit Art Review
COVID-19: RE-IMAGING OUR WORLD
I have recently contributed some text to a new 'text blanket', part of an ongoing international project by the artists Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen, through The Museum of Loss and Renewal in Collemacchia, Italy. More to come as this piece evolves.
Private Behavior @ White Columns
I have work in the online group exhibition Private Behavior at White Columns curated by Lauren Marinaro, of Marinaro in Chinatown/Manhattan.
The gallery is up through September 12, 2020.
my funny valentine at IFFY
Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti (IFFY) has moved online and announced new screening dates: August 20-22, 2020 with a special drive-in screening in Ypsilanti on 8/20.
My recent short my funny valentine will stream Saturday, August 22nd at 7pm. A history of bad boys and mating rituals, from Palatino to suburbia.
Tickets are pay what you can with all proceeds donated to We The People Opportunity Farm in Ypsilanti.
Click on the link above for more info.
U Up? at KO Studio Gallery
GALLERY HOURS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19.
I have a new collage in the group exhibition "U Up?" at KO Studio Gallery. The exhibition seeks to disarm the seemingly-innocent inquiry “U Up?”, typically sent in context of casual sex, and rather, use it to sum up what messaging looks like in the 21st century.
Featured artists: Kit Parks, Lucy Cahill, Scott Northrup, Sylvie Demers, Ash Nowak, Steven Shik, Grace Millard, Scott Mullen, Justin Hein, Chris Newman, Emily Wood, Nathan Edmiston, Stephen Cavanaugh, Justine Allenette Ross, Andrea Del Rio, Frank Lepkowski, Joe Martinez, Jeffrey Evergreen, Meredith Miotke, Narciso Espiritu, Lorenza Centi, Max Majoros.
March 6-28, 2020, 12-3pm Saturdays.
Opening March 6, 7-10pm.
KO Studio Gallery
9536 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck, MI 48212
PLACE, PEOPLE, and TIME — Available Now!
This collective publication brings together the art works, visual material and texts produced by the participants in The Museum of Loss and Renewal's and My Bookcase's collaborative Place, People and Time Guided Group Residency, 2019. The artist participants were Adrian Quezada Ruiz, Berta Ferrer, Corinne Thiessen, Dorte Gotlieb, Emily Fong, Fernanda Aranguiz M., Leah Anderson, Mary Lilith Fischer, and Scott Northrup.
SHADOW at Office Space Gallery
New work by Renee Dooley, Mary Fortuna, Scott Northrup, and Gary Schwartz, curated by Jeanne Moore.
This exhibition considers the shadow as a space of stillness and motion, silence and sound, a place where the invisible comes to light, where secrets dwell but also reveal themselves. Artists Renee Dooley, Mary Fortuna, Scott Northrup and Gary Schwartz each uniquely interpret the shadow theme: Fortuna’s Birch Bark figures call to mind shadow creatures who haunt the night like Goblins, Spooks and Will-o-the-Wisps; Dooley’s handmade dolls conjure those times when we catch something in our peripheral vision and the stories that hide in the movement there between dark and light. Northrup’s multi-media works regard our innermost selves, the place where memory, love, loss and desire secretly harbor; Schwartz’s animated film expresses the mystery and intrigue that lures us similarly into that shadowy world.
November 16, 2019 — January 11, 2020
Office Space Gallery
2870 East Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202