Pushing an edge… breaking established boundaries…
June 7th, 2013 – July 13th, 2013
The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) is pleased to present EDGE, a group exhibition of twelveartists reconfiguring established thinking and current perceptions of art. Juried by Melanie Manos, the exhibition runs June 7th–July 13th, 2013. DAM will host a public opening reception Friday, June 7th from 6:00 – 9:00pm where gallery visitors can experience this exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture, multi-media, and interactive works.
Gallery Talk: Saturday, June 22nd from 2:00-4:00pm.
DAM will be hosting a gallery talk open to the public with the juror and exhibiting artists.
EDGE features artists:
KT Andresky, Scott Berels, Jeanne Bieri, Coco Bruner, Rick Cronn,
Nanci LaBret Einstein, Marissa Jezak, Ted William Lottman, Kate Paul,
Amy Nicole Swift, Sue Carman-Vian, and Tommy Wilson.
Juror Melanie Manos describes, “Part of the lore of art history are those artists who push an edge, break established boundaries as to the definition of “art” and reshape the course of art for future generations. Artists have always sought new approaches and forms to express ideas current to their time and place, and in the process reconfigured established thinking and perceptions: the Impressionists who irked the Academy, Surrealists, DADA, DuChamp—and later conceptualists, Russian Constructivists, Abstract Expressionists , Actionists, Pop Art and Fluxus movements, Earth work, Happenings, Performance, Installation, Time-based work, Relational, Interactive, Interventionist, Net.art—among other less definable forms and processes.”
About Melanie Manos
The juror for EDGE is Melanie Manos, a performance and visual artist teaching at the University of Michigan. Her work examines the idea of containment and contained spaces—including mental, physical, societal and political constructs—through awkward physical moments and both ordered and disordered visual compositions. Manos is proud of her reputation for thinking inside the box—she first performed Refrigerator Intervention at Detroit Artists Market inside a refrigerator (with live video feed) as part of Detroit Now in 2003.
Detroit Artists Market
Detroit Artists Market (DAM) was established in 1932 and is the oldest, continuously operating nonprofit contemporary art gallery in the Detroit area. The DAM fosters a vibrant and distinctive artistic community in Detroit and Michigan by promoting, exhibiting and selling the works of emerging and established artists. DAM accomplishes this through art exhibitions, educational programming, and by serving as a resource to understanding and enjoyment of art.
The gallery is located at 4719 Woodward Avenue at Forest St. in Detroit (three blocks south of the Detroit Institute of Arts). Hours are 11am to 6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. Exhibitions and events are free of charge. On-site parking is available. For more information on DAM programs, please call 313-832-8540, or visit www.detroitartistsmarket.org.