New Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibit Explores Relationships to Home

‘Homebody’ is on view from Jan. 26 to June 19
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Dominic Palarchio’s untitled work, “Corine Vermeulen’s “Melissa and Noah,” Dessislava Terzieva’s “Physics of Sorrow,”  Jessika Edgar’s “Get Into The Light Where You Belong,” and Martha Mysko’s “What To Do With Windows” are among the pieces featured in Homebody. // Image courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills-based Cranbrook Art Museum opens its latest exhibition, Homebody, on Jan. 26. The new exhibit explores “our relationship to home” and features nearly 30 works by 20 artists with connections to Detroit.

According to Kat Goffnet, assistant curator of collections and the exhibition’s curator, Homebody looks at what questions arise and what happens to our understanding of home when we become too overfamiliar with our living space, like many people have during the pandemic.

“Throughout quarantine, we have become intimately familiar with our domestic spaces,” Goffnett says in a press release. “Traditionally, we link home to the warm, loving, and familiar. Too much time at home, however, has served as a destabilizing force.”

On view through June 19 in the museum’s Lower Galleries, Homebody will show the work of painter and sculptor Mario Moore, photographer Corine Vermeulen, painter Rachel Pontious, ceramicist Jessika Edgar, photographer Farah Al Qasimi, photographer and videographer Darryl DeAngelo Terrel, and more.

Those interested in viewing the exhibition can reserve a time to visit Cranbrook Art Museum online. All guests are required to wear masks and social distance, and hand sanitizer will be available at units throughout the building.

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