Exhibitions

Special Exhibitions

MFA Thesis Exhibitions 2014

Reconstructing Recollection

Mia Cinelli
March 10 – April 7
Opening Reception: Friday, March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Warren Robbins Gallery

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Shaman Johnny’s — “Come in out of the norm”

John Gutoskey
March 11 – April 2
Opening Reception: March 14 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Work • Ann Arbor

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home/Body

Molly Dierks
March 14 - April 6
Opening Reception: March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Slusser Gallery

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Wayside

Katie St. Clair
March 14 - April 6
Opening Reception: March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Slusser Gallery

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Only an Inch Away

Parisa Ghaderi
March 14 - April 4
Opening Reception: March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Slusser Lounge

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Muscatawingh - Plains Burnt Over

Peter Leix
March 15 Film Screening: 7 pm at Work • Ann Arbor
March 27 Film Screening: 7 pm at Stamps Auditorium

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Holding Still

Ann Bartges
March 20 - 21, 6 - 9 pm
The Jam Handy Building

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here now their then

Juliet Hinely
March 20 – 21, 6 - 9 pm
The Jam Handy Building

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Una Vida Linda

Rolando Palacio
March 20 – April 6
Opening Reception: March 20 & 21, 6 - 9 pm
El Museo Del Norte


 

 


 

Mia Cinelli
Reconstructing Recollection

Mia Cinelli
March 10 – April 7
Opening Reception: March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Warren Robbins Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Avenue, 2nd floor

Reconstructing Recollection is a series of sculptural representations of memories highlighting the discrepancies between perceived and actual recollections.
Making becomes an act of remembering; the artist attempts to move her memories into a tangible form, unraveling the details, disintegrating the clarity - like some pristine deep-sea artifact recovered from the depths only to crumble when brought to the surface.

John Gutoskey
Shaman Johnny’s — “Come in out of the norm”

John Gutoskey
March 11 – April 2
Opening Reception: March 14, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Shaman Johnny’s Pop-Up Shop & Gallery, Work • Ann Arbor, 306 S. State Street

Have no fear! He’s here and he’s perfectly queer! Come meet Shaman Johnny in person at Shaman Johnny’s Pop-Up Shop & Gallery for a 3-week only engagement in downtown Ann Arbor. Artist and healer Shaman Johnny will present his print work and queer valentines and introduce his line of 5-star health and beauty products and queer products for the home. The shop will also feature Shaman Johnny’s Photobooth and Shaman Johnny’s Sacred Backroom, where he will be offering meditation, fortune telling, and therapeutic bodywork. Shaman Johnny can help you to see more queerly.

Molly Dierks
home/Body

Molly Dierks
March 14 - April 6
Opening Reception: March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Slusser Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Floor 1

home/Body is an exhibition primarily about the complexities of my experience as a woman in contemporary society. The sculptures in home/Body deal with the mother-daughter bond, gendered role-play, and the relationship between self and body. In creating the works presented, I drew equally from personal experiences and memory, and feminist theory.

Katie St. Clair
Wayside

Katie St. Clair
March 14 - April 6
Opening Reception: March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Slusser Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Floor 1

Late winter or early spring, before signs of green life.
Beside the road, a styrofoam cup brittle with age, a cigarette filter once pressed to lips, cast proof of our existence, held in transition. Mingled with trees, fallen branches and leaves from a year past. Often the closest experiences are invisible.

Parisa Ghaderi
Only an Inch Away

Parisa Ghaderi
March 14 - April 4
Opening Reception: March 14, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Slusser Lounge, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd.

two suitcases…all the money you have saved…your loved ones…the tears…those who can’t come with you…those who always stay on the other side,and then you are going to completely disappear… I hate that clear glass between us. I see you, you see me, but can never reach one another. it’s only an inch which keeps us apart. only an inch.

Peter Leix
Muscatawingh - Plains Burnt Over (Film Screening)

Peter Leix
March 15 Screening: 7 pm at Work • Ann Arbor (306 S. State Street). Followed by a Q&A.
March 27 Screening: 7 pm at Stamps Auditorium (1226 Murfin Ave). Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, music composer and the subjects from the film.

A feature length documentary film exploring life in Flint Michigan from Stamps MFA candidate Peter Leix, the cinematographer of the 2012 critically acclaimed documentary Medora. Described as an intertwined series of portraits of people bringing brightness and structure to a collapsed environment, this is the film's world premiere.

Ann Bartges
Holding Still

Ann Bartges
Opening Reception: Thursday and Friday, March 20 - 21, 6 - 9 pm
The Jam Handy Building, 2900 East Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI

When my father passed away, the numerous snapshot photos and home videos of his image transformed instantly from Kodak moments to personal monuments. In Holding Still, I use video projection and live performance to explore complex relationships between living memory, photography, time, representation and the separation between self and image. Looping narratives within the piece privilege desire over logic as I work to resuscitate the media remnants left behind.

Juliet Hinely
here now their then

Juliet Hinely
Opening Reception: Thursday and Friday, March 20 - 21, 6 - 9 pm
The Jam Handy Building, 2900 East Grand Blvd., Detroit, Michigan

Part audio tour, part son et lumiere, part documentary and site-specific installation, hear now their then sifts the visible layers and invisible stories of Detroit's historic Jam Handy Building.

Rolando Palacio
Una Vida Linda

Rolando Palacio
March 20 – April 6
Opening Reception: Thursday and Friday, March 20 - 21, 6 - 9 pm
Sat - Sun, March 29 - April 6, 1 - 5 pm
El Museo Del Norte, 412 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI

For the past three years, I have been in and out of Southwest Detroit, also known as Mexican Town. There I have met great individuals, each having their own stories of the good and the bad. For some, the journey to get to Southwest Detroit was more difficult than others. The photographs I present are their portraits, and reflect the way we speak to each other, the shared histories of our journey, and the desire to grow into something new every day.