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THIS THURSDAY: The Scarab Club Emerging Artists Series Presents...DEGRADATION - The Artwork of Matt Fields - 8/21/14


DEGRADATION by Matt Fields
Works of Stress, Rebirth, and Understanding

Selected for the 2014 Emerging Artist Series, curated by VATO and Adam Owen Layne.

Thursday, August 21st
6:00pm - 10:00 pm
As a part of "Emerging Artist" series of shows, the historic Scarab Club (located behind the Detroit Institute of Arts) will host a one-night solo show displaying the artwork of Matt Fields.

Free Admission

This one night show runs in conjunction each third Thursday with the Dr. Sketchy Art Class on the first floor of the Scarab Club, and the lower level art nude Sketch Sessions.

Matt Fields is a photographer who has spent most of his life growing as an artist in the Detroit Metro area. For him, art is something to be used to help one understand the things we have trouble coming to terms with. He says: "Life can be chaotic sometimes. I think we as people spend a large portion of our lives perfecting our own abilities to deal. I don't think I will ever fully get to the end of that road, but for me, art is a huge help in understanding it." His recent works deal with photographing temporary installations that use string, paper, and wire as a medium.

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DEGRADATION by Matt Fields
About the Emerging Artist Program:
The Emerging Artist program started in January of 2012. Curated by veteran artists and Scarab members, VATO and Adam Owen Layne, the program was created to spotlight metro Detroit artists of all mediums who are up-and-coming or considered the Who's Who of their inner subculture, but may lack the necessary exposure they need to get in front of the mainstream public.

The Scarab Club is using this program to help the community see and appreciate art that they may not have the opportunity to see or know about. Budding artists need exposure, need to be cultivated and supported, and this program hopes to do so. It also helps entice new membership to the Scarab Club, since the century-old non-profit has opened doors for many artisans over the years, and being a part of their regular showcases can be win-win since it also adds new blood to the mix, and a fresh perspective on today's art.

Although Scarab Club has had decades of events and exhibitions that cater to all ages, this Emerging Artist Series is the first of it's kind. The spotlighted artists are hand picked and given the freedom to display and represent their work in their own solo show, with NO COMMISSION taken by the Scarab. There are so many stories to be told in metro Detroit, and this showcase allows the artist sole freedom to show their vision and perspective of life, without a jury deciding what the public wants to see. It's fresh and it's raw.

This 2014 Series will be hosted and curated by VATO and Adam Owen Layne

August 21 - Matt Fields
September 18 - Mariuca Rofick
October 16 - Jayde Williams
November 20 - Kim Hoxworth
December 18 - Holiday Group Exhibition

217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
located behind the Detroit Institute of Arts at the corner of John R. and Farnsworth
Phone: 313.831.1250