Wrapping Up 2015 – Cycle 11
DETROIT, MICHIGAN (NOVEMBER 2015) – Wrapping up 2015 at the Red Bull House of Art involved bringing out over 2,200 patrons to witness the unveiling of brand new works of 11 Detroit artists in the city’s historic 24-hour Eastern market district. From pop art humorist Ash Nowak to Freddy Diaz literally bringing freight train street art tags into the gallery; Ndubisi Okoye’s intricately political and beautiful mixed medium work to Fatima Sow’s photo collages; Tony Rave’s personal take on tattoo artistry; the precise floral arrangements of Laura Finlay; the fine art comedy of Mary Williams’ feminist feline work; Marko Pavlovski’s artistic craftsmanship; Paul “FIFTY / FFTY” Johnson’s cosmic mixed media pieces; William Singer’s historically accurate (and obscured) oil portraits; and the dark Detroit cityscapes of Miles Rene Vankeersbilck suggesting there’s an entire different city to see between midnight and morning.
For this closing show of 2015, gallery director and curator Matt Eaton wanted to show off thedynamic stage Red Bull House of Art has set for established artists as well as the evolving next generation of Detroit talent. “Even after three years of artist cycles, we haven’t begun to scratch the surface of Detroit’s breadth of talent,” says Eaton.
In 2016, Red Bull House of Art looks to combine local Detroit artists and national artists to demonstrate the Motor City’s influential role in the international art scene.