11 New Art Exhibits to Check Out This Season


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Faulty Vision Installation // Photographs by R.H. Hensleigh, Courtesy of the David Klein Gallery

This fall, museums and galleries in the metro Detroit area have gathered the best art that illustrates ideas ranging from politics to childhood memories. Check out these recent openings around metro Detroit.


"Doubt/Road Full of Promise" is a stop-motion film by Jason Mitcham that was created using a single canvas. Mitcham made 2,600 alterations to the image to create the 4-minute film that allows the history and narrative of the painting to be revealed. Through November 30.
Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org

 

Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen has curated projects at the Los Angeles Museum of Art and the Detroit Design Festival. This month, you can find her "World Leaders" pop-up at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. The pop-up, like most of Hasburg-Lothringen’s work, addresses the notion of aspiration, mortality, and persona. Through November 30.
University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer St., Suite 100, Ann Arbor; 734-936-3518; lsa.umich.edu/humanities

 

This year’s fall exhibits at the Cranbrook Art Museum examine the intersection between art and street culture.  On November 17, an Opening Reception highlights the exhibits. The showcase features “Keith Haring: The End of the Line,” “Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980,” “Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views,” and “Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theater Performance Films.” Through March.
Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

 

More than 80 posters from all over the world, including Poland, South Korea, Spain, and Iran focusing on today’s political subjects will be on display during the DMJ Studio’s “Posters on Politics” exhibit. Through November 30.  
The Baltimore Gallery, 314 E. Baltimore Ave., Detroit; 313-768-6017; thebaltimoregallerydetroit.com

 

Detroit artist Susan Goethel Campbell’s solo exhibition “Faulty Vision” explores the relationship between nature and technology, including installations of cast earth and grass sculptures, as well as photographs and prints. Through December 16.
David Klein Gallery, 1520 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-818-3416; dkgallery.com

 

The mixed media exhibition "Folk Art from Oaxaca: Eight Artists, Eight Voices," curated by Alejandra Muñúzuri, includes works from Mario Castellanos, Reina Ramirez, Giovanni Melchor, Tribús Mixes, Fernando Peguero, Leticia Blanco, Manuel Reyes, and Maricela Gómez. Through December 15.
Wayne State University’s Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, 480 W. Hancock St., Detroit; 313-993-7813; art.wayne.edu/jacob-gallery

"MoreLand," organized by Iris Eichenberg and Sarah Turner, encourages artists to reimagine things they came across in hardware stores. The result is work from 24 artists working in seven different countries, producing one a kind work using everyday items. Through December 23.
Simone DeSousa Gallery, 444 W. Willis St., Detroit; 313-833-9000; simonedesousagallery.com

 

Los Angeles-based artist Jason Yates returns to his hometown for his largest solo installation to date and first exhibition in Detroit in 25 years. "Homemade Ice Cream" dives into memories of home-life and how it helps shape our identities and affect our experiences. The exhibition includes various household rooms with familiar day-to-day objects that help bring it to life. Through December 16.
Wasserman Projects, 3434 Russell St., #502, Detroit; 313-818-3550; wassermanprojects.com

 

"Size Matters: Big and Small Works from the FIA Collection" features 24 works dating from the late 18th century to the 21st century. The collection prompts viewers to examine how scale shapes the way we experience artwork and to consider the challenges and decisions the artist must make when creating pieces. Through December 30.
Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org

 

Eight new paintings by Jason E. Carter are on display throughout the Saarinen House for the “#digital_presence” exhibition. The work focuses on contemporary technology and the interaction between the “historic domestic environment and the glowing light of the contemporary digital devices.” “#digital-presence” is the latest installation in a series organized by the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Through November 26.
Cranbrook Art Museum Saairinen House, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

 

"Evidence of Things Not Seen" will feature work from Richard Lewis, Mario Moore, Sabrina Nelson, and Rashaun Rucker that challenge ideas of black representation and present ideas about Black live that are often overlooked. Through December 16.
College for Creative Studies, 201 E. Kirby St., Detroit; 313-664-7400; collegeforcreativestudies.edu

 

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