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6/25/14

KICKASS FUNDRAISER TONIGHT: Smut Game - solo exhibition by Ryan Michael Gardner - Rust Belt Market Ferndale - Wed 6/25/14

 
If you are looking to get over the hump tonight and raise some dough for a serious cause then hustle on over to check out "Smut Game", a solo exhibition by Detroit artist Ryan Michael Gardner.

Gardner will debut his often unsettling and controversial work at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale on Wednesday, June 25th 2014 (tonight yo)
 
The creative black tie fundraiser will showcase Gardner's paintings, with 100 percent of ticket sales donated to the Michigan Humane Society.

Gardner has spent his life immersed in music culture, touring internationally with rockers such as Korn, Sevendust, In This Moment, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Nonpoint and Halestorm.
 
Gardner literally helped set the stage for these bands' performances, creating stage props, set designs and performance art pieces, as well as filming tour footage. 

Gardner's passion for animals led him to adopt two pit/lab rescues, as well as volunteer weekly at the Detroit Michigan Humane Society location. He says he has often felt a stronger connection with animals than people.

All of these influences shine through strongly in his work, which exhibits a juxtaposition of sex, death, wildlife and rock 'n' roll… think wild-eyed game heads perched atop suggestive human bodies in front of a prim damask-printed canvas.  

A selection of Gardner's acrylic paintings in various sizes will be on display and for sale at this debut event, which will also feature complimentary wine and food, as well as a free print for all attendees.

Who: Detroit Artist Ryan Michael Gardner
What: Debut exhibition – creative black tie fundraiser
Where: Rust Belt Market, 22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
When: Wednesday, June 25; 7p-10p
Why: Showcase provocative creativity, raise money for the Michigan Humane Society
How:  Tickets are $20; RSVP at 
http://www.ryanmichaelgardner.com/smut-game-solo-exhibition.html
What else: Free 8" x 10" art prints for attendees, live music, complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres