INSTALLATIONS

BEVERLY FISHMAN AND THRUSH HOLMES
CHASE TOWER, DETROIT

Beverly Fishman Untitled (Anti-Depression), 2016 Urethane paint on MDF 60" round x 2.25" inches

Beverly Fishman
Untitled (Anti-Depression), 2016
Urethane paint on MDF
60" round x 2.25" inches

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Thrush Holmes This is Some New York Shit Oil, oil stick, spray paint and neon on panel 84 x 144 inches

Thrush Holmes
This is Some New York Shit
Oil, oil stick, spray paint and neon on panel
84 x 144 inches

 

KELSEY BROOKES
GOLDEN RATIO, 2016

ONE WOODWARD, DETROIT

Kelsey Brookes spent a large portion of the year working on Golden Ratio, a monumental 19’ painting commissioned for One Woodward building in downtown Detroit. The painting joins John Chamberlain's sculpture 'The First Dance of Trees' in the lobby of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed building.

Kelsey Brookes Golden Ratio, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 19 foot diameter

Kelsey Brookes
Golden Ratio, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
19 foot diameter

 

BEVERLY FISHMAN AND RYAN MCGINNESS
FIRST NATIONAL, DETROIT

Beverly Fishman Untitled (Anxiety), 2016 Urethane paint on wood 34" x 102" x 2.5" inches

Beverly Fishman
Untitled (Anxiety), 2016
Urethane paint on wood
34" x 102" x 2.5" inches

Ryan McGinness Amortize the Pain, 2015 Acrylic on linen 72" x 72" inches

Ryan McGinness
Amortize the Pain, 2015
Acrylic on linen
72" x 72" inches

 

CALEDONIA CURRY (SWOON)
THALASSA, 2016

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, DETROIT

Caledonia Curry (Swoon) Thalassa, 2011

Caledonia Curry (Swoon)
Thalassa, 2011

Library Street Collective is proud to announce a partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), bringing the work of artist Caledonia “Callie” Curry (Swoon) to the museum’s prestigious Great Hall. The 20-foot tall installation is titled Thalassa, after the Greek goddess of the sea, and was created in response to the artist’s interest in environmental concerns, climate change and ecosystems that surround cities. First shown at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in 2011, it will be reimagined for the DIA and free with museum admission from September 24, 2016 through March 19, 2017.

The massive sculpture, constructed of plywood on a steel frame and covered with paper cut outs and prints, will be suspended from the entrance to the museum.  Thalassa’s face is looking upward and her bodice is adorned with imagery of sea creatures, as well as colorful swathes of fabric. Long paper ribbons cascade beneath her like tentacles reaching into the sea. Swoon’s installation at the DIA will coincide with a community mural project in Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers district, executed with the assistance of several local artists.


“The connection between the Great Hall installation and Swoon’s work in community streets is a powerful one,” says Library Street Collective owner Anthony Curis, “It is testament to the DIA's commitment to share culture beyond the museum walls while affecting positive change for the city's residents.”

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