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Stephen Schudlich: The Bitters, “Fuck It”

Bitters opening 2

In all areas of life, occasions of expectation, trust or belief are often rewarded with letdown, lies and betrayal. Over time, this repetitive cycle can result in the development of mechanisms which aid in coping with ongoing disappointment. This exhibition looks to share examples of visual response generated by feelings of sarcasm, cynicism, and an overall disenchantment with things. 

The Bitters, Fuck It”
Exhibition dates: August 2 — 242013
Reception: Friday, August 2nd, 7 – 10pm
Whitdel Arts
1250 Hubbard, Suite B1
Detroit, MI 48209

Curated by Stephen William Schudlich
Director of Exhibitions, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan
Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies

Stephen William Schudlich is the Director of Exhibitions for Work • Detroit, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s exhibition space for creative process, located in Detroit’s cultural center. He is responsible for helping to create and sustain a dialogue and engagement between the Stamps School and the arts communities of Detroit, the United States, and beyond. As an illustrator / designer, he has provided work for clients such as The New York Times, The Utne Reader, Comedy Central, and Scholastic. He has also worked with WGBH (Boston), Heineken, and Nike. His illustrations have been an integral part of the global eBay brand and, he illustrated the book The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, which was published by Scholastic and co-authored by Cambria Gordon and Laurie David, the Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth. His work has been included in The New York Art Directors Annual, Print, How, and the AIGA Design Annual and has been exhibited in numerous galleries including Gallery Project, The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, DAM, The Scarab Club, Paint Creek Center for the Arts and in The Old Federal Building as part of the inaugural ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids, MI. His work has found purchase within the collection of Valparaiso University as well as many private collections. His work is also included in exhibition catalogues and anthologies, including Black Eye and Morose Delectation, published by Rotland Press. Stephen also teaches graphic design/​illustration at the College for Creative Studies.