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Alex Brewer (HENSE) 'MATERIAL' at Library Street Collective

Detroit-based contemporary & fine art gallery, Library Street Collective, is pleased to announce “Material” its next solo exhibition with internationally-recognized artist Alex Brewer, also known as “HENSE.” The Atlanta-based artist will unveil a vivid collection of abstract mixed-media paintings inspired by his installations and sculptural explorations as well as works on paper ranging from small, intimate drawings of paint, ink and graphite to screen prints.  

“Material is an important part of what I do creatively,” Brewer says. From wielding plywood, ink, screws and graphite to house, acrylic and spray paints, Brewer creates his vibrant pieces, this time, incorporating wooden shapes, inspired by his extensive anthology of public works. “These new paintings on panel are really similar to a collage-based process in that I’m adding and subtracting the forms until I get to a finished state,” he says. Brewer allows the mediums to speak for themselves and remain transparent in the new collection, while steadily maintaining his formalist focus on color principles, line quality, space, shape and scale. “Unapologetic material use or application of paint and material has been a constant theme in my work for the past few years,” he says.

Achieving acclaim and notoriety as a graffiti artist in Atlanta as a teenager in the nineties, Brewer, 36, has evolved creatively, with little formal art education but two decades of experience working outdoors and on large-scale public pieces. The streets became his schooling and, over time, the artist reformed his idiosyncratic style eventually transitioning his technique into the studio. “I look at those early days as a form of education for me because I was able to experience something that not all artists experience,” he says. “Graffiti was a learning tool for me.”


In his hometown of Atlanta, Brewer has exhibited in the High Museum of Art and is part of their permanent collection. He also created a multi-faceted exhibition for Alabama's Wiregrass Museum of Art, both inside and outside of the space. Brewer’s commissioned work continues to span worldwide including captivating site-specific mural installations for Taiwan’s “Very Fun Park” via the Fubon Art Foundation, a grain silo in Northam, Western Australia curated by FORM, the ISIL Institute in Peru, the Frank Gehry-designed Facebook Inc. Global Headquarters in Menlo Park, California, Apple Inc.’s retail store barricade in Miami, Florida and most recently, an apartment building facade in Cologne, Germany as part of CityLeaks Festival. He has murals in Detroit including pieces in "the Z" Parking Garage and his “Circles, Dots, Lines and Shapes” mural, covering over six stories at the historic Madison Building, both curated by Library Street Collective in partnership with Bedrock Real Estate Services. 
 
“Material” will be on view at Library Street Collective (1260 Library Street, Detroit) from October 23 – December 20, 2015. For more information, visit LSCGallery.com or e-mail info@lscgallery.com for an exhibition catalog.
 
Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring art today. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation. In addition to exhibiting the works of countless international artists in its Detroit gallery and abroad, Library Street Collective has curated numerous public art initiatives many of which can be found in the city of Detroit.
 
Alex Brewer (HENSE)
Internationally recognized contemporary public artist and award-winning painter Alex Brewer, known as HENSE, has been creating colorful works of art combining techniques of street art and abstract painting for nearly two decades. He lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Cleon Peterson 'POISON' at Library Street Collective

Detroit-based contemporary art gallery, Library Street Collective, is pleased to announce “POISON” a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist, Cleon Peterson. The Cranbrook Academy of Art alumnus, globally recognized for his graphic monochromatic works depicting merciless violence, will, for the first time, bring his mayhem-filled narratives to Detroit. The show features a collection of over twenty acrylic-on-canvas pieces as well as porcelain sculptures.

“This show is about revenge, which is a current of poison running through our culture and other cultures around the world,” Peterson says. “It’s often a motivation for war and justification for punishment; it’s a social impulse that is destructive and easy to become complicit in.” While his characters have uncivilized, archaic forms, the concepts behind the artist’s portrayals are backed by Peterson’s historic and contemporary social commentary. “Everything I do is a reaction to the world we live in,” Peterson says. “I’m always thinking about what’s going on inside and outside of our country, between race, power and religion. I think there are huge problems in the world that have been going on forever and people have good reasons to be angry and seek change.”
 
Unbridled by the parameters surrounding the need to create safe, pleasant, even colorful art, Peterson uses his signature limited palette to convey emotion and continues to push boundaries with “black and white” imagery in both a literal and figurative sense. The natural canvas next to the deep black paint creates a lush surface and stark contrast. All of the “Poison” canvas works are aesthetically flat and clean yet blatantly evoke depth and disorder in a way that may be uncomfortable for those who shy away from the raw and dark realities of mankind. “I don’t let my own personal fear dictate what I express artistically,” Peterson says. “I try to move beyond that and become a conduit for real and honest thoughts.” As for the sculptures, Peterson considers them to be an extension of his paintings dimensionally, a way for his drawings to live in a space we live in.
 

No stranger to his own history of anguish and darkness, Peterson’s troubled past offers perspective and validity for his life as a working artist. Having had an unusual upbringing, straddling the fence between addiction and sobriety, serving jail time, bouncing to and from psych wards and rehab centers, Peterson, now a husband and father of three has endured and emerged from the darkest of days. “I’m sure the work would be different had I lived another life,” the artist says. “I’ve always searched for meaning in what I do and I think that finding meaning in one’s life comes upon examination. Not only examining my own personal history but also the position I take in the world and my perspective on social and global events as they unfold.”

Cleon Peterson's "POISON" exhibition will be on view at Library Street Collective (1260 Library Street, Detroit) from August 29th - October 15th, 2015. For more information, visit LSCgallery.com or e-mail info@lscgallery.com for an exhibition catalog.
 

Cleon Peterson
Cleon Peterson was born in Seattle, Washington in 1973. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
 
EDUCATION: 
2006 MFA The Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, MI
2004 BFA Graphic Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
 
Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring art today. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation. In addition to exhibiting the works of countless international artists in its Detroit gallery and abroad, Library Street Collective has curated numerous public art initiatives many of which can be found in the city of Detroit.

Shepard Fairey 'Printed Matters' at Library Street Collective

Detroit, MI – Library Street Collective is pleased to present Printed Matters, a solo exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist Shepard Fairey, who will return to Detroit for the first time in over a decade. Printed Matters is a continuous series of exhibitions, which focuses on the importance of printed material in Fairey’s art. Each exhibition highlights this significance by incorporating a variety of Shepard’s printed material, including serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collage. For its next installment, Printed Matters will exhibit in Detroit, Michigan at Library Street Collective (1260 Library Street) and will be on view from May 22nd – August 15th, 2015. Additionally, the Printed Matters opening will coincide with Library Street Collective’s “Public Matter” exhibition located behind the gallery. Shepard will be the second artist to exhibit his work in “Public Matter,” the outdoor exhibition platform located in the Belt.  Public Matter features a rotating exhibition of large-scale paintings by the most recognized and celebrated names in contemporary art.  Shepard will also paint a permanent mural in the Belt as well as his largest mural to date in an undisclosed location in downtown Detroit.
 
Printed Matter: Repetition, consistency, and persistence over the years yielded a growing audience for both Shepard’s outdoor and gallery art. As people started to request more versions of his images, he began to embellish upon his utilitarian printing techniques by printing on wood, metal, and canvas, as well as incorporating stenciling back into the work. Some of these pieces began to function as one-of-a-kind mixed media paintings. To keep his work affordable and accessible, Shepard also made screen-print-on-paper editions of his fine art pieces. “Some people say print is on its way out, that it will be wiped out by digital media,” says Shepard, “but I say you can never replace the provocative, tactile experience of an art print on the street or in a gallery. Printing still matters.”
 
Shepard states, “I’m a product of the era of mass production and the mass culture it has created. I can’t imagine my art practice without the influence of, and the use of, printing. Some of my biggest art influences were not paintings, but printed things like album covers, skateboard graphics, punk flyers, and t-shirt designs. When I discovered stencil making and screen-printing in high school, I used them to make t-shirts and stickers, but by college I began to use screen-printing to make art. I enjoyed illustration, photography, collage, and graphic design separately, but with screen-printing I could synthesize those techniques into an integrated final product. Screen-printing also provided latitude for experimentation and the ability to make multiples, and my style began to evolve as I explored the graphic nature of the medium. I tried to make images that would translate well to screen-print production. A harmony of beauty, power, and utility was my goal.”
 
Public Matter: Shepard, a popular proponent of public art, will create five large-scale paintings as part of “Public Matter,” the fully accessible outdoor exhibition platform located between the Z parking garage and within the Belt, a newly redeveloped alley connecting Grand River and Gratiot Avenue between Broadway and Library Street in downtown Detroit. The Belt, named for its orientation in a former downtown garment district, also features permanent murals by more than a dozen local, national and international artists. “Everyone can relate to Detroit’s struggle as a community and understand the need for people powered projects in the city,” says Shepard. “Murals and public art are free to everyone and create energy and positive impact in communities; the art becomes a conversation starter or common reference point and that is good for public morale and discourse.”  ­­
 
“Street art is one of the most democratic outlets for art. I consider myself a multi-platform artist, not just a street artist, but the audience I found through street art has created many of the opportunities I now have on other platforms and allows me to get my art directly in front of people, even if it is for a short time.” — Shepard Fairey ­­­­
 
“Shepard Fairey’s work has had a cultural impact on the world. We are honored to bring this exhibition to Detroit and also provide a public platform for him to create while in our great city.” — Anthony Curis, partner, Library Street Collective

Contact info@lscgallery.com for more information on this exhibition and Shepard Fairey's upcoming involvement in Detroit.
 
Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey is the artist behind OBEY GIANT, the graphics that have changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. What started with an absurd sticker he created in 1989 while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, has since evolved into a worldwide street art campaign, as well as an acclaimed body of fine art. The OBEY GIANT campaign is rooted in the DIY counterculture of punk rock and skateboarding, but it has also taken cues from popular culture, commercial marketing and political messaging. Fairey steeps his ideology and iconography in the self- empowerment of those who refuse to be manipulated by the machine of manufactured consent. With biting sarcasm verging on reverse psychology, he goads viewers, using the imperative “obey,” to take heed of the propagandists out to bend the world to their agendas. Fairey’s art reached a new height of prominence in 2008, when his “HOPE” portrait of Barack Obama became the iconic image of the presidential campaign and helped inspire an unprecedented political movement. The original image now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. As Fairey’s body of work reached its 20-year mark in 2009, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston honored him with a full-scale solo retrospective, which drew a record number of visitors for the museum. Entitled Supply and Demand, the exhibit shares its name with Fairey’s career-chronicling book. After its time in Boston, the Supply and Demand exhibition made additional runs at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, OH, also breaking attendance records in both museums. In May 2010, Fairey unveiled a new collection of work, entitled MAY DAY, through Deitch Projects as the world-renowned gallery’s final project. In 2011 Shepard was featured in the Art in the Streets exhibition at the MoCA Geffen in Los Angeles and in 2012 he had his first solo exhibition in London in 5 years, entitled Sound & Vision. Fairey had his first major exhibition in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art alongside Jasper Johns in May of 2014 and in 2015 he has a scheduled solo exhibition at the CAC Malaga, Spain. In addition to his guerilla street works, as of 2014, Fairey has painted more than 43 large-scale murals around the world.
 
Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring art today. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation. In addition to exhibiting the works of countless international artists in its Detroit gallery and abroad, Library Street Collective has curated numerous public art initiatives many of which can be found in the city of Detroit. 

REVOK - Los Angeles | Library Street Collective


Detroit-based contemporary art gallery, LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE, is pleased to announce the much-anticipated Los Angeles exhibition by REVOK. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, unveiling an entirely new body of work featuring over a dozen hand-painted wood assemblages of enthralling geometric forms in vibrant oil enamel and synthetic polymer. The work is a culmination of REVOK’S new ideas that spawned since moving back to Los Angeles in 2013 after a two-year creative hiatus in Detroit. During his inspiring and productive time in the city, REVOK gained influence from found materials in the physical environment that led to a series of assemblages constructed from artifacts scavenged throughout the city. These works are the focal point of his published book, “REVOK: Made in Detroit” (Gingko Press, 2014) and led to sold-out exhibitions in Detroit, Hamburg, New York and Dubai.

  

“I felt I was at a place to try new things," says Jason Williams, when asked how he continues to reinvent himself. “A lot of what I’m going to show in Los Angeles has to do with my new environment.” Williams, better known to many as REVOK, has spent the past twenty-five years not only developing a reputation as a prolific and influential graffiti writer but also as a successful artist that has exhibited internationally in both galleries and museums. “Leaving Detroit and returning to Los Angeles, it didn’t make sense to continue in my previous direction. I felt I had accomplished what I wanted to with my studio practice in Detroit.”

 
While he adheres to a similar process for creating his most recent body of work, REVOK has developed an intricate and highly complex aesthetic, exclusively using materials he creates in his California studio. REVOK’s new work is centered on the idea of singularity. “We as a civilization and species seem to be on the brink of a new era of evolution. The idea of our technology and biology merging into a new digital consciousness proposes new questions,” says REVOK.
 
“The work initially feels computer generated and manufactured.  However, upon close inspection, the artist’s hand is revealed through flaws and imperfections.  It becomes understood that this is the creation from a man’s hands and consciousness and not that of a machine,” says JJ Curis, Partner and Gallery Director at Library Street Collective.
 
REVOK’s self-titled exhibition will be held at Library Street Collective’s temporary gallery space located at 1242 Palmetto Street in downtown Los Angeles.  The gallery will host an artist reception and public opening on Friday, April 10th at 6 p.m.  For additional information please visit lscgallery.com.

 

 


REVOK
REVOK (born Jason Williams in 1977) is an American contemporary artist noted for his complex assemblage works.  Respected for decades of influential and pioneering work as a graffiti writer, REVOK’s studio work explores deeply shared themes involving place and human experience using the very materials that make up the environment around him. REVOK has exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles as well as the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art.  His work has been exhibited internationally in the United States, Europe and the Middle East and is in a number of important private collections worldwide.

 

For More Info on REVOK: http://www.lscgallery.com/artists/revok       


Library Street Collective
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring art today. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation. In addition to exhibiting the works of countless international artists in its Detroit gallery and abroad, Library Street Collective has curated numerous public art initiatives many of which can be found in the city of Detroit.

"Public Matter" Outdoor Exhibition Curated by Library Street Collective

Detroit fine art gallery Library Street Collective announces the November 15th opening of a new outdoor public exhibition appropriately titled Public Matter. Public Matter will be based in a newly redeveloped alley, ‘the Belt,’ which also features permanent murals by more than a dozen local, national and international artists. Public Matter’s opening exhibition will feature an entirely original body of work from world-renowned muralist and fine art painter POSE (Jordan Nickel). The Public Matter grand opening coincides with POSE’s exhibit LEMONADE, which opens at Library Street Collective the same night.

Curated by Library Street Collective, Public Matter is a fully accessible exhibition platform located between the Z parking garage and within “the Belt,” a newly redeveloped alley connecting Grand River and Gratiot Avenue between Broadway and Library Street in downtown Detroit. The Belt, named for its orientation in a former downtown garment district, also features permanent murals by more than a dozen local, national and international artists including Vhils, Cleon Peterson, Tristan Eaton, Dave Kinsey, Nick Jaskey and Hush. Public Matter will feature rotating exhibitions of paintings by the most recognized and celebrated names in contemporary art, with a particular focus on those artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Public Matter consists of five steel frames strategically installed throughout the alley, with each frame holding an 8’ x 12’ or 8’ x 8’ piece of artwork. Library Street Collective has partnered with Bedrock Real Estate Services to present Public Matter’s first exhibition of work by the artist POSE.

Library Street Collective, Bedrock and POSE have named Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Detroit-based charter school that views artistic development as central to the education of today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders, as its community partner in this endeavor. One of the large-scale paintings will be donated to the school at the conclusion of POSE’s exhibition in Public Matter. The artwork will be displayed in the school’s common areas for the students to interact with on a daily basis.

POSE on the Public Matter exhibition: “Exhibiting at Public Matter represents things coming full circle in the best possible way for me as an artist. Putting work on the street is a way for people to view it in the most honest way. There are no barriers to entry or prerequisites to viewing. It’s just there. Everyone owns it and can have their own dialogue with it. It’s completely accessible and democratic— An open forum. This is the world I come from, and how I came to being as an artist.”

Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences CEO Maurice Morton on his schools housing one piece from every Public Matter exhibit: “"We use art to motivate children to learn. Art is inspirational, and when the artwork our kids see everyday happens to be the work of world-famous artists, art also becomes aspirational. The Public Matter work gives our kids something to aspire to, and it’s a wonderful motivation."

Library Street Collective partner Anthony Curis on why they created Public Matter: “Public art is centrally important to the artists we work with, and it’s equally important to us. Public Matter is part of our continuous effort to ensure that artists have a space to create and engage with the public in Detroit.”

Event Details
Public Matter Opening Featuring POSE (Jordan Nickel)
When: November 15, 2014 from 5-7PM
Where: ‘The Belt’ Alley

POSE (Jordan Nickel)
Born and raised in Chicago, Nickel graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in 2004 with a painting major, after having practiced his craft since 1992. He has become one of the world’s foremost graffiti-style fine artists, respected by his peers and acknowledged by many experts in the field as a pioneer. His studio work is strongly informed by his graffiti experience and his immersion in classic sign painting, as well as more contemporary pop art mediums. With his own creative agency We Are Supervision and as a member of several distinguished art collectives such as The Seventh Letter and MSK, Nickel has painted murals around the globe-- most recently on New York City’s illustrious Houston/Bowery wall with REVOK. In 2013, Nickel exhibited at Art Miami Context after having completed a large-scale mural in Detroit the month before, both with Library Street Collective.

For More Info on POSE: www.lscgallery.com/artists/pose

LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit MI, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation. In addition to exhibiting the works of countless international artists in its Detroit gallery, Library Street Collective has curated numerous public mural projects in Detroit, including the Z and the recently painted HENSE mural on the Madison Building.

POSE "Lemonade" at Library Street Collective

Detroit fine art gallery Library Street Collective announces it will host the newest body of work by world-renowned artist POSE (Jordan Nickel). The exhibition, entitled “LEMONADE”, opens on November 15, 2014 at Library Street Collective’s downtown Detroit gallery. The LEMONADE opening coincides with the first-ever exhibition at Public Matter, an outdoor public exhibition located in the Belt, a newly redeveloped alley directly behind Library Street Collective. The Belt also features permanent murals by a dozen international artists including Vhils, Cleon Peterson, Tristan Eaton, Dave Kinsey and Hush. POSE will christen Public Matter with a new body of large-scale work that is entirely separate from LEMONADE.

Continuing its tradition of showcasing work that is as culturally significant as it is globally relevant, Library Street Collective is pleased to announce it will host a brand new body of work by the internationally-recognized artist POSE (Jordan Nickel). Since making his transition from the streets to the gallery six years ago, POSE has exhibited work around the world, including recent sold-out exhibitions in New York City and Los Angeles. His exhibit at Library Street Collective, entitled “LEMONADE”, features 10 brand new paintings and more than a dozen collages that explore the ever-evolving notion of the American Dream and its sometimes tenuous relationship to an experienced American history.

It’s neither coincidental nor ironic that the Chicago born-and-bred artist is premiering his newest body of work in Detroit. As POSE notes, “I drew a lot of inspiration from the booms and crashes of American cities like Detroit. Painting for more than half of my life has left me with a wealth of experiences in the failure and triumphs of human beings in these cities. These failures and triumphs are the foundation for this body of work.”

The Detroit connection is not lost on Library Street Collective partner Matthew Eaton, who notes “POSE paints stories that resonate well beyond the boundaries of his own experiences or the experience of any particular geography, and yet his newest work feels deeply rooted in a narrative with which Detroit is intimately connected: The American Dream. Library Street Collective is honored to introduce this work to the public right here in Detroit.”

Event Details
LEMONADE by POSE (Jordan Nickel)
When: November 15, 2014 from 6-9PM
Where: 1260 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226

POSE (Jordan Nickel)
Born and raised in Chicago, Nickel graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in 2004 with a painting major, after having practiced his craft since 1992. He has become one of the world’s foremost graffiti-style fine artists, respected by his peers and acknowledged by many experts in the field as a pioneer. His studio work is strongly informed by his graffiti experience and his immersion in classic sign painting, as well as more contemporary pop art mediums. With his own creative agency We Are Supervision and as a member of several distinguished art collectives such as The Seventh Letter and MSK, Nickel has painted murals around the globe-- most recently on New York City’s illustrious Houston/Bowery wall with REVOK. In 2013, Nickel exhibited at Art Miami Context after having completed a large-scale mural in Detroit the month before, both with Library Street Collective.

For More Info on POSE: www.lscgallery.com/artists/pose

LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE
Library Street Collective specializes in cutting edge modern and contemporary fine art with a primary focus on artists who have developed their skills and visual art in public spaces. Our mission is to share what we believe to be some of the most important and inspiring art and artists today. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit MI, Library Street Collective continues to cultivate a culture of exploration and art appreciation. In addition to exhibiting the works of countless international artists in its Detroit gallery, Library Street Collective has curated numerous public mural projects in Detroit, including the Z and the recently painted HENSE mural on the Madison Building.

Spiral, 2014
Acrylic, Spraypaint and Paper on Clayboard
36 x 48 x 2 in

Bills, 2014
Acrylic, Spraypaint and Paper on Clayboard
36 x 48 x 2 in

Dave Kinsey “Cushion of Memory” Exhibition @ Library Street Collective Recap

"While Dave Kinsey‘s portfolio encompasses design work for some of lifestyle and music sector’s most illustrious — such as the ubiquitous DC Shoes logo, The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk album icon, and N.E.R.D.’s “brain” logo — his own artistic foray often look to poignant colors and pop iconography in its abstract renderings. For Kinsey’s latest show “Cushion of Memory,” the Los Angeles-based artist takes cues from Sequoia National Park — near his West Coast residency — and its moving landscape. Drawing from various tones and textures from nature’s finest offerings, Kinsey present an impressive body of work which he recently showcased at Detroit’s Library Street Collective. Check our the recap images above and be sure to check out the artworks for yourself if you happen to be in Motor City. “Cushion of Memory” will be on display till November 8."

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The Z project

"A ten-story parking garage in downtown Detroit, “The Z” could have been just another industrial building in a declining urban landscape. But the Library Street Collective, an art gallery located in downtown Detroit, worked to ensure that it would become a monument to contemporary art. Curating artists from around the globe to transform the garage with murals, the LSC recruited contemporary artist and designer Dave Kinsey to create a large-scale piece for one façade of the garage. "

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Dave Kinsey “Cushion of Memory” Exhibition @ Library Street Collective Preview

"Renowned California-based contemporary artist Dave Kinsey is set to make his way to Detroit this month to open a brand new solo exhibition at the Motor City’s Library Street Collective. Entitled “Cushion of Memory” and previewed here, the new exhibit will showcase a brand new body of work as Kinsey takes cues from the likes of the Sequoia National Park — near his home on the west coast — to create deep, abstract landscapes. “Cushion of Memory” opens in Detroit on September 27 and will remain on display at the gallery through November 8."

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Previews: Dave Kinsey – “Cushion of Memory” @ Library Street Collective

"Continuing to bring great art to Detroit, the Library Street Collective will be welcoming in Dave Kinsey (featured) for a showing opening on September 27th entitled Cushion of Memory. His work has become more abstract of late and certainly, the influences of living near the Sequoia National Park can be seen more and more from the wider vantage point and landscape views of his composition. Pulling textures, tones, and patterns from the surrounding environment (trees, plants, rocks, the sky), Kinsey’s imagery in this new body of work seems to have become less character based."

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Upcoming: Kelsey Brookes – “Sleep: The Science and the Mystery” @ Library Street Collective

"On July 25th, Library Street Collective in Detroit will be hosting new works from Kelsey Brookes collectively entitled Sleep: The Science and the Mystery. Drawing on his past life as a biochemist, the San Diego based artist paints chemical and molecular structures with loosely defined abstract shapes and patterns. The resulting psychedelic swirls can put the viewer almost into a trance-like state if one stares at the work too long, mesmerized by the vortex of vibrant colors."

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