Homespun, New works by Matthew Hanna
October 28 -November 25
Gallery hours: Saturdays 12-5 and by appointment
Detroit native Matthew Hanna studied fine art at the College for Creative Studies with a concentration in sculpture. As a curator, he has organized exhibitions for the Willis Gallery, Grey Gallery, Detroit Artists Market and Alley Culture. As a museum professional, he was worked on exhibitions for the Detroit Artists Market, Pewabic Pottery, Center Galleries (CCS), the Ford Gallery at Wayne County Community College District, and currently at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. As an artist, he has exhibited in many Detroit galleries and widely across the United States including Michigan, New York, Florida, New Mexico and Wisconsin.
“Objects are my “words,” the best way I know how to communicate with others about myself, what I understand of the world we share and the things I’ve experienced in my life. This exploration has continued over two decades, learning new methods and techniques, sifting through the detritus, the everyday images and information-saturated world; considering simple, ordinary things that fill everyday life.
Driven by history, faith and fantasy, what engages me is a spiritual devotion to the ritual of art making itself; pounding images into the surface with common tools and vernacular materials.
I pay tribute to folklore demigods, world book heroes and personal histories. By appropriating and adopting elements from the prevalent images of modern culture I am also critiquing and exploring a path of learning about what makes up our culture; the everyday pieces that shape our lives and our thinking. In other words, the small things that defines us.”
February 7-28, 2015
Dec 5-Jan 17
TREAD LIGHTLY FOR THIS GROUND MAY BE HOLLOW
Dec 5, 2014
Nov 8-29 2014
October 4-October 25 2014
June 21, 2014
A group show to celebrate the summer solstice in the spirit of Carl Sagan and Sun Ra.
Featuring performances by Warren Defever, L’appel Du Vide, Juggable Offense, James Cornish, Emily Roll, Tzarinas of the Plane, Tom Carey, The Rotor, and Cotton Museum
Visual works by:
Andrew Mehall, Apetechnology Chip, Sean Bieri, Michael Bizon, Tom Carey, Mike Dias, Oren Goldenberg and Eleni Zaharopoulos, Adrian Hatfield, Scott Hocking, Jeff Karolski, Andrew Kemp, Austin Kinstler, Carrie Elizabeth Morris, Charlie Michaels, Chris Riddell, Grace Raso and more!
May 17 – June 14 2014
A group show featuring 50 artists who were asked to create ‘half sculptures’ based on a template. Each half was then joined to another to create unexpected ‘forced collaborations’ for our spring fundraiser.
EAT MY FACE
May 3, 2014