Healing Vortex

Healing Vortex is an outdoor installation located on Carpenter, across the street from Popps Packing. Drinks and snacks will be served inside Popps. The Installation will be on view through Saturday.

David Marion’s sculptural creations explore reciprocal relationships between human activity, technology, and the natural world. Marion brings together natural and man-made materials to reflect on humanity’s impact on the environment and technology’s influence on society. Throughout his practice, the artist references microbiology, science fiction, industrial technologies, and the politics of environmental issues.

David lives in Baltimore Maryland and is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

Residency exhibition with Eric Magassa.


Saturday April 21,   2018  7-10PM.

 Join us for a special exhibition of works in progress by Artist In Residence , Eric Magassa (Sweden). 

Eric Magassa (1972) is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Magassa has a rich cultural background and was brought up moving back and forth between Gothenburg and Paris with his Swedish mother and French father from Senegalese and Malian descent. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Magassa studied at Central Saint Martins, London and The Art Students League of New York.

“Eric Magassa’s body of work spans a variety of materials and methods ranging from painting, collage, and print to cinematic sequences and performative camera set-ups. His many years as a DJ built an intimate connection between his image creation and music. A brief glimpse into the Eric Magassa studio reveals inspirational material in the form of ethnographic artifacts, textiles, modernist sculptures, colored pieces of paper, spray paint, color tubes, books, music and snap shots of abstract urban environments reduced to structures, surfaces and compositions. Objects and artifacts that have long lost their meaning are captured and given new contexts. Driven by restlessness, but above all, curiosity, the fragments are used to reinterpret the world. Despite the vast range of sources, an unmistakable aesthetic with visual unity is created.
For Eric Magassa, art is not a representation of an objective view, but a way of understanding and connecting with life. He does this through heightened presence and concentration within a world of perpetual motion. Through the constant flow of images and impressions, his work suggests a holistic worldview, and the possibility of a utopia of diversity, and a world without borders.”
-Translated excerpts from an essay written by Angelica Olsson

This residency is made possible through an ongoing partnership with the Region Västra Götaland, Sweden.

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Homespun: New works by Matthew Hanna at Popps Packing

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.”