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Andy Kem, Hyperbolic Shelter

See Art + Design and Re:View Contemporary Gallery are pleased to present "Hyperbolic Shelter," an outdoor installation by designer Andy Kem, in an evening to explore and celebrate conceptual design in the city of Detroit. The installation will be set up in the galleries’ plaza.

During this event, which happens in conjunction with the Detroit Design Festival 2013, Re:View galleries will also be open presenting the two current solo exhibits, Graem Whyte and Faina Lerman.
Music and refreshments from 6 pm - 9 pm.

Andy Kem received a BFA in Industrial Design/Transportation from the College for Creative Studies (CCS), in Detroit, Michigan. He has held a studio practice for the last seven years at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit. Andy Kem’s “Breakplane Table” was awarded First Prize in the DESIGN QUEST 2008. View other works by Andy Kem on See Art + Design's Website.

At Re:View through October 12: Graem Whyte's New Solo Exhibit
Graem Whyte, Potential Artifacts

Graem Whyte and his wife Faina Lerman founded Popps Packing in 2007, a former meat packing plant in Hamtramck, Michigan, which they have renovated into their home, studios, gallery, and residency program.  In 2011, they added two adjunct houses across the street, which became Poppa Joe’s Guest House and the Popps Emporium Project Space.  Last year, they saw several friends purchase homes within close proximity. Popps and these other properties are located in the northwest corner of the city of Hamtramck, and expand into Detroit northwest of Popps, so Whyte and Lerman lovingly refer to this increasing collection of spaces as The Northwest Territories.

The objects in Whyte's new exhibit represent an abstracted variety of infrastructural, instrumental, recreational, and mythological components that arise at the birth of 'community’.

In conjunction with Whyte's new solo exhibit, Faina Lerman is showing a collection of drawings at Re:View's Gallery 2 Space. Both exhibits run through October 12.

At Re:View Gallery 2 Space through October 12: Faina Lerman
Faina Lerman, "Mitos"

New paintings, drawings, and collage works by Faina Lerman are on exhibit at Re:View's Gallery 2 Space though October 12.

Lerman's work arises from the intention to represent something undeniably "human." While working within the abstract, she clearly declares her aim to conjure "something that is not fleeting, not meaningless and not something purely intellectual."

According to Lerman, "our lives and our world are constructed within that delicate balance between thought and emotion, and it is her hope that her work does not reflect the geometry, organization, and exactness of our reality, but the passion, chaos and melancholy of that experience."

Faina Lerman received a BFA from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, in 2004, and is co-owner and director of Popps Packing, with her husband Graem Whyte.

Image on left: Faina Lerman, "Mitos: Warp Threads", 2013.
Pastel, ink, charcoal, guache, gesso on paper, 58 x 50 inches

ARTIST NEWS: Megan Heeres at UICA
Megan Heeres at the UICA

Re:View artist Megan Heeres is part of the UICA’s 2013 ArtPrize® exhibition PLAY, which concentrates on art that explores the act of amusement.

Heeres' installation, The Spaces of Sound (Thank You Mr. Cage) proposes a kinetic work for the UICA's Vertical Project Space inspired by John Cage and the physicality of stairs.

In the installation, various lengths (up to 49’) of tubes using Slinkies are linked together and enveloped in translucent abaca paper skins; colored LED’s, threaded within, respond to the cadence and volume of people traveling on the stairs. The tubes move up and down subtly, creating a rhythmic and calming motion. At night, the piece simply glows for an atmospheric effect.

PLAY runs through October 6 at the UICA in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


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