Closing Reception December 4, 2022 12-4PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 11-4PM or by appointment
Contact: Poppspacking@gmail.com, 248-568-9167
Popps is excited to present our first exhibition in 3 years, A snake in the grass, featuring the paintings of Julia Callis and the pottery and sculptures of Virginia Torrence . Callis and Torrence have been quiet forces in the Detroit art community for years and their poetic and distinct individual practices are often un-seen, like a snake in the grass.
Please joins us on Saturday, October 29th 6PM-9PM at Popps Emporium to celebrate these two artists.
Seen or unseen
lay bare, the boneless body
to tie knot
in the rope, shed off with
The skin, an image
Can both stand alone or
in conversation with others.
on pot or panel, A dance
between friends with Discrete,
individually separate and distinct, image
Snake, or snake-less
“The Grass divides as with a Comb-”
and image becomes another, anew
Julia Callis (b. Detroit, MI) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Penny Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan and studied serigraphy in Florence, Italy. She currently works at Wasserman Projects as the gallery Assistant and makes work out of Klinger Studios in Hamtramck, Michigan.
Virginia Rose Torrence (b. 1991, Midland, Michigan) received her BFA in Craft/Ceramics from the College for Creative Studies in 2013 and her MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University in 2016. She is the co-founder of Ceramics School a community art school and residency. She lives and makes art in Hamtramck, MI.