Participating Artists: Biba Bell, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Patrick Hill, Nick Jaskey, Nicola Kuperus, Adam Lee Miller, Kylie Lockwood, Nolan Simon, Dylan Spaysky, Todd Stovall, Maya Stovall, and Anders Ruhwald.
Feb 03—Mar 17, 2018
REYES PROJECTS PRESENTS
TWO NEW GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
SOFT FOCUS, CURATED BY ELLIE RINES
OPENING FEBRUARY 3, 2018, 6-8PM
100 SOUTH OLD WOODWARD AVE, BIRMINGHAM, MI
Detroit, MI – Reyes Projects is pleased to announce two new group exhibitions opening on Saturday, February 3, 2018. On the upper level of the gallery, At Large is an avant-garde, evolving show that includes new work from twelve Detroit-based artists. Soft Focus, guest curated by New York-based gallerist Ellie Rines, will transform the lower level of the gallery with an array of structural artifacts.
For At Large, Reyes Projects will reveal new work from twelve Detroit-based artists that have never before shown with the gallery. In turn, these artists have personally selected one artist outside of Detroit to put a work in the second iteration of the exhibition, which will open on March 23rd. The show seeks to showcase a dialogue between artists working locally and beyond. The artist-only curation of the second show—which collapses the porous nature of “art curator” and “art creator” — will seek to close the dialogue between making art and displaying it. Those that visit the gallery twice will have the opportunity to contrast a curator-curated show and an artist-curated show—and hopefully prove that in all cases, the root of the word “curator” is “care.” On display will be a cross-community conversation, between all levels of production.
For Soft Focus, Ellie Rines has tapped Alex Da Corte, Al Freeman, Nikita Gale, Mike Kelley, Ei Arakawa, and Amanda Ross-Ho. These six conceptual artists create unique soft structural works that are informed by their relationships to everyday objects and popular culture. Each speaks a radically different language of form, and the show aims to put these visual artifacts in dialogue — as a nod to the lifetimes that objects take on beyond the factory and artist’s studio.
At Large: Part 1
February 3rd – March 17th, 2018
Biba Bell, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Patrick Hill, Nick Jaskey, Nicola Kuperus, Adam Lee Miller, Kylie Lockwood, Nolan Simon, Dylan Spaysky, Todd Stovall, Maya Stovall, and Anders Ruhwald.
At Large: Part 2
March 23rd – May 4th
Nancy Davidson (invited by Dylan Spaysky), Elizabeth Jaeger (invited by Kylie Lockwood), Alex Lemke (invited by Patrick Hill), Anna Schachinger (invited by Matthew Angelo Harrison), Orion Shepherd (invited by Nick Jaskey), and Cauleen Smith (invited by Maya Stovall), among others.
ABOUT REYES PROJECTS
Reyes Projects was established by Terese Reyes in 2017, Reyes Projects is a contemporary art gallery in Birmingham, Michigan. The gallery occupies a 4,600 square foot space in the newly-renovated landmark Wachler Jewelry building on Old Woodward Avenue. Reyes Projects will reveal five exhibitions a year dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. It is with such presentations that the gallery seeks to reveal a profile both internationally renowned and regional in dialogue. Collaborating with local patrons and institutions alike, the gallery hopes to continue to diversify and strengthen Detroit’s arts community. For more information, please visit www.reyesprojects.com.
Erin Pinover, Cultural Counsel firstname.lastname@example.org