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EDITION Feature

PICNIC
Campo Collective
September 22 – October 14

Simone DeSousa EDITION is pleased to present PICNIC, a site-specific installation by Campo Collective (Fernando Bales & Elise DeChard), opening to the public on Saturday September 22, with a reception from 6 pm to 9 pm. A spatial feast, PICNIC is comprised of a playful landscape of fixed and furniture pieces, each with a standalone presence and use, that together assemble into a cohesive architectural space spanning the gallery and courtyard. Throughout the month, PICNIC’s playful materiality and rich tactility will create a spatial experience that activates the sensorial boundary between interior and public space. PICNIC’s opening happens in conjunction with Detroit Month of Design (MoD).

PICNIC will be activated for a single evening with a multisensory gathering around food, provided by Coriander Kitchen & Farm.

Campo Collective is a new collaborative design studio of Fernando Bales and Elise DeChard interested in exploring new material techniques to rethink objects, architecture, and the fields in between. Rooted in both architecture and fabrication, our work seeks playful forms, rich tactility, and surprising structures as a means of enlivening unexpected contexts. Both Fernando and Elise received their Masters of Architecture degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art (‘13, ‘17) and are based out of Pontiac and Detroit MI.

Emmy Bright and Megan Heeres
OTHER NATURE
July 28 – September 9, 2018

Simone DeSousa EDITION is pleased to present OTHER NATURE, a collaboration project between Emmy Bright and Megan Heeres in which the natural world is both subject and metaphor.

Using paper, screen-printing, and collage, the work plays between binaries: natural/unnatural, native/invasive, pretty/ugly, joyful/tearful, and other new language and forms that we don’t have words for yet. Each artist is invested in complicating these binaries – finding beauty in garbage, celebrating female masculinity, mashing up weeds to make fine papers. Their method of working together is process oriented,responding intuitively to the materials, images, and forms in front of them. Through this practice, they find intent and joy in the objects that they create.

At the center of the installation is Megan Heeres’ artist book: The More We Get Together. Emmy Bright worked as Meg’s master printer, producing the printed images onto Heeres’ handmade Phragmites paper pages. This limited edition book documents the Invasive Paper Project which challenges notions about our landscapes, what we consider native, non-native, and invasive and how these distinctions arose.

Other works in the EDITION feature come from their individual practices and their new print and plant based collaboration. Emmy Bright is represented by David Klein Gallery in Detroit.

EMMY BRIGHT
Emmy Bright is an artist working across print, writing and performance. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Chicago, an M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an MFA at Cranbrook in Print Media. She has received merit fellowships at Cranbrook and Ox-Bow School of Art in Michigan, Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, and New Urban Arts in Providence, RI. She has performed and exhibited nationally and has produced commissioned projects for the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Massachusetts and Brown University in Rhode Island. Bright has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Quirk Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, and 186 Carpenter St. Gallery. She currently serves on the Programming Committee for OxBow and is the incoming Artist in Residence and Co-Director of the Print Media Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She currently lives in Detroit where she is represented by David Klein Gallery.
 
MEGAN HEERES
A native Michigander, Megan Heeres returned home from the West Coast in 2007 to study at Cranbrook Academy of Art where she earned her MFA. Megan has been involved in the local arts community for over ten years as an advocate, volunteer, and teacher, all roles she plays currently with her Invasive Paper Project. She participates in projects locally and nationally, most recently at the Center for the Book in New York City and the Salina Art Center in Kansas. Megan has been an artist-in-residence at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, the Michele Schara Residency at the Brightmoor Makerspace in Detroit, the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, the Pyramid Atlantic Center for the Arts in Hyattsville, Maryland, and the Women’s International Study Center in Santa Fe.

EDITION Feature
To Hold
Brian Kritzman and Kim Cridler
January 13 – February 24, 2018

Description

AugHeld1

Brian Kritzman
Augmented Held

2017
Steel, wood, automotive primer
23″ x 10″

FragShort

Brian Kritzman
Fragment (Short)

2017
Porcelain
4″ x 3″

AugFragment1

Brian Kritzman
Augmented Fragment

2017
Steel, wood, automotive primer
26″ x 9″

onion

Brian Kritzman
Onion

2017
Steel, wood, onion

Kiddish2

Brian Kritzman
Kiddush Cup

2017
Glass, wood
4″ x 5″ x 5″

WeedVase

Brian Kritzman
Weed Vase

2017
Porcelain, wood
7″ x 5″ x 5″

HeldFlat

Brian Kritzman
Held (Flat)

2017
Porcelain
2.5″ x 4″

FragTall

Brian Kritzman
Fragment (Tall)

2017
Porcelain
5″ x 2″

garden

Brian Krtizman
Garden Drawings

2017
Ink wash and pencil

Remain 1

Kim Cridler
Remain 1

2017
Steel, wood
34 (h) x 19 (w) x 14 (d)

Remain 1

Kim Cridler
Remain 1

2017
Steel, wood
34 (h) x 19 (w) x 14 (d)

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Kim Cridler
Remain 1

Detail

Remain 4

Kim Cridler
Remain 4

2017
Bronze and wood
12 (h) x 27 (w) x 19 (d)

Remain 2

Kim Cridler
Remain 2

2017
Steel, wood
24 (h) x 11 (w) x 11 (d)

Remain 3

Kim Cridler
Remain 3

2017
Steel, wood
25.5 (h) x 25 (w) x 21 (d)

Remain 3

Kim Cridler
Remain 3

Detail

Remain 4

Kim Cridler
Remain 4

Detail

Remain 5

Kim Cridler
Remain 5

2017
Steel, wood
33 (h) x 24 (w) x 24 (d)

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MoreLand
October 21 – December 23, 2017

Description

 

Zero-Craft Corp.
produceriZm
September 16 – September 30

Description

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Featured in EDITION: Sarah Rose Sharp
Heart
January 14 – February 26 

Description

Installation View

Installation View

2017

Shed Light

Shed Light

2015
(In collaboration with Jason Huyghe)
Quilt salvage, upholstery scraps, t-shirt salvage, straight pins, glass buttons, hem binding

Installation View

Installation View

2017

'Odile

‘Odile

2017
Wool, salvage quilt fragment, Indonesian decorative ribbon, glass buttons, prayer flag scraps, printed cotton, hem binding

Odile

‘Odile

2017
Detail

Farnsworth

Farnsworth

2016
Wool, salvage quilt fragment, Indonesian decorative ribbon, glass buttons, prayer flag scraps, printed cotton, hem binding
28 1/2 x 43 inches

Borderland

Borderland

2016
Material: Guatemalan ikat, quilt fragment, printed cotton, printed felt, hem binding
28 x 42 inches

Pride

Pride

2016
Woven fabric by the Namtenga Soundo Babisi, open source screenprint by Toby Millman and Andrew Thompson, quilt salvage, beads, prayer flag scraps, glass buttons, iron-on letters, hem binding

Avolare A Alveare (Fly Away from the Hive)

Avolare A Alveare (Fly Away from the Hive)

2016
Wool, salvage quilt fragment, found embroidery, printed cotton, iron-on letters, silk, hem binding

Hamtramck Flag I

Hamtramck Flag I

2015
Sari, wool selvage, prayer flag scraps, hem binding, grommets

Partial Installation View

Partial Installation View

2017

Petriscopes

Petriscopes

2016
Petri dishes, found objects, craft glue

CoroVoto – Mapping the Heart

CoroVoto – Mapping the Heart

2016
Ink, tablecloth, Milagros, thread, shadowbox

Eidetic Memory Maps

Eidetic Memory Maps, 6 studies

2016
Paper, ink, Faygo, coffee, black ink, gold leaf, photographic stickers

Eidetic Memory Maps and Directions

Eidetic Memory Maps and Directions

2016
Paper, ink, Faygo, coffee, black ink, gold leaf, photographic stickers.
Directions: Directions, label tape, blank notebook, origami paper

Lifers

Lifers

2017
Found objects, cigar box, salvage yarn

Lifers Detail

Lifers

2017
Detail

Dear Heart

Dear Heart

2016-17
(In collaboration with Jason Huyghe)
Found objects, cigar box, salvage yarn, copper wire, solder, spool, fixtures

Deer Heart

Deer Heart

2016-2017
(In collaboration with Jason Huyghe)
Found objects, cedar, salvage yarn, wire, sushi grass, spool, fixtures

Installation detail

Installation detail

2017

Stack 1

Stack 1

2016
Quilt salvage, bracelets

Stack 1

Stack 1

2016
Quilt salvage, bracelets

Installation detail

Installation detail

2017

Installation ViewShed LightInstallation View'OdileOdileFarnsworthBorderlandPrideAvolare A Alveare (Fly Away from the Hive)Hamtramck Flag IPartial Installation ViewPetriscopesCoroVoto – Mapping the HeartEidetic Memory MapsEidetic Memory Maps and DirectionsLifersLifers DetailDear HeartDeer HeartInstallation detailStack 1Stack 1Installation detail