10 New Art Exhibits to Visit This Winter
From real tears to Detroit maps, these openings span a variety of themes and mediums
In Mark Newport’s solo exhibition, “Stitches,” various textiles tell a story about wounding and healing. // Photograph Courtesy of the Simone DeSousa Gallery
This winter, some metro Detroit art galleries are rolling out eclectic new exhibits. Human emotions and natural disasters are just a few topics artists have engaged with and now invite you to explore. Check out these local galleries to see paintings, jewelry, sculptures, and more.
In Mark Newport’s solo exhibition, “Stitches,” various textiles tell a story about wounding and healing. The cut and stitched pieces are inspired by European and American mending samplers, and speak of intimacy, vulnerability, and futility, among a variety of other sentiments. Through February 24.
Simone DeSousa Gallery, 444 W Willis St., Detroit; 313-833-9000; simonedesousagallery.com
The N’Namdi Center posthumously presents “Romare Bearden,” by the acclaimed artist of the same name. During his career, Bearden experimented with various mediums and styles, but was best known for his richly textured collages. This exhibition displays those works along with Bearden’s prints and watercolors. Through March 3.
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, 52 E. Forest Ave., Detroit; 313-831-8700; nnamdicenter.org
“The Regulars” highlights the work of local untrained artists including Cyrah Addae, Ali Clegg and Emily Wood amongst many others. Curator, Steve Hughes aims to feature the “unfiltered brilliance” found within Hamtramck. Through February 24.
Public Pool, 3309 Caniff St., Hamtramck; 313-405-7665; apublicpool.com
An exhibition by and about family is new to Detroit Fiber Works. “A Family Affair: Four Generations of Creativity” features paintings and drawings inspired by the family’s matriarch, Barbara Payton. Works by Vicki Hart, Prince Matthews, Ameriss Campbell, and many more are a part of the collection. Through March 3.
Detroit Fiber Works, 19359 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-610-5111; detroitfiberworks.com
“Transitory Conversations,” an exhibition by six artists, showcases 3D sculptures. Featuring artists such as Alyssa Bogdan, John Rizzo, James Viste and others, the installations explore the interaction between people and material objects, as expressed through the artists’ perception. Through February 17.
Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth St., Detroit; 313-831-1250; scarabclub.org
At Xenophora, Karissma Yve, presents her latest jewelry collection, “Phase 006_We’ve Shed Tears Like Layers of Skin.” Yve displays 3D jewelry made from the chemical composition of tears, including those of release, possibility, hope, and liberation. Through February 24.
Galerie Camille, 4130 Cass Ave. Suite C, Detroit; 313-974-6737; galeriecamille.com
New to the University of Michigan Museum of Art is “Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation,” a photography gallery. Spanning over 2,000 years of human history, the exhibit depicts natural and human-made disasters from both past and present. The striking photographs aim to tell well-known and untold narratives of tragedy, violence, and loss. Through May 27.
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu
Beginning February 5, “Intersections: The City Through Cartography,” will encourage viewers to engage with contemporary maps of Detroit. Featuring works from Alex Hill’s DETROITography and Lyz Luidens’s Detroit Atlas Collaboration, the exhibition asks attendees to engage with cartography and create a Detroit map of their own. Through March 25.
Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT), 4219 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-818-3596; detroit.design.html
“Sixteen Plus Sixteen,” at the WSG Gallery presents the work of sixteen host artists along with those of sixteen guest artists the hosts admire. The visiting artists’ works also adorn the walls, resulting in a culmination of exciting artwork. Through February 3.
WSG Gallery, 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-2287; wsg-art.com
Acclaimed artist Michele Oka Donor will present her solo exhibition “Fluent in the Language of Dreams,” beginning February 16. The work will revisit the large scale floor installation she created for the Detroit Institute of Arts almost 40 years ago. The recreation will be accompanied by some of the artist’s sculptures and other pieces in an expression of her dynamic practice. Through May 5.
Wasserman Projects, 3434 Russell St., #502, Detroit; 313-818-3500; wassermanprojects.com