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Nancy Thayer Exhibits at M Contemporary Art, Ferndale

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Work by Nancy Thayer is on view in Rap­port: Unity in Diver­sity, open March 16 — 31 at M Con­tem­po­rary Art in Fer­n­dale, MI.

I was born in Detroit and lived on the east side as the riots were tak­ing root – on the cor­ner of Gra­tiot and Van Dyke. The build­ing is no longer there nor is the Sears store that was across the street or the gro­cery store that was next door.

Our build­ing was not dam­aged in 1968 because some­one had writ­ten Soul brother” Soul sis­ter” on our front door. There was a rap­port, a rela­tion­ship char­ac­ter­ized by some unspo­ken agree­ment com­mu­ni­cated with these words. 

Our world needs more unity in diver­sity. The paint­ings in this series express the beauty and har­mony of diverse iden­ti­ties liv­ing side by side. 

An exhi­bi­tion of 10 of my newest paint­ings focus­ing on Rap­port: Unity in Diver­sity will open Fri­day, March 16, 2018 at the M Con­tem­po­rary Art Gallery in Fer­n­dale, Michigan. 

The work of Nancy Thayer is included in numer­ous museum col­lec­tions includ­ing the Detroit Insti­tute of Arts, Muzeum Papier­nictwa, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland, Foun­da­tion MINT ALAPIT­VANY, Budapest, Hun­gary, and in over 200 pri­vate and cor­po­rate col­lec­tions through­out Europe and the U.S. She was com­mis­sioned to cre­ate nine major sculp­tural paint­ings for the city of Detroit, and 3 for major health care facil­i­ties in Michi­gan. Her work has been shown exten­sively through­out the U.S and in Italy, Ger­many, Hun­gary, Poland, The Nether­lands and Korea.

Exhi­bi­tion Dates: March 16 — 312018
Recep­tion: Fri­day, March 162018
M Con­tem­po­rary Art
205 E. 9 Mile
Fer­n­dale, MI