Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cynthia Greig News

Congratulations to dnj Gallery artist, Cynthia Greig, for her recent inclusion in Fred Torres' LIVE FROM DETROIT group exhibition opening next Thursday, April 14 from 6-8pm!

curated by Monica Bowman, Director of The Butcher's Daughter

Artists include:
Kevin Beasley
Susan Goethel Campbell
Kate Daughdrill
Christina Galasso
Dick Goody
Cynthia Greig
Chido Johnson
Leon Johnson
Laith Karmo
Nate Morgan
George Rahme
Marvin Shaouni

This endeavor is aimed at creating fresh discourse beyond economy and geography and offers a fresh perspective on the work happening in our community today. Creative culture moving forward: steadfast in the goal to transform our lives in the image of our design.

From the Fred Torres Collaborations press release:

Curator Monica Bowman says it best, "Artists working in Detroit have access to almost unlimited resources: raw materials, land, vast enclosed spaces, low rent, a viable community committed to cultural renewal. Choices beyond blind circumstance. Through economy we have reclaimed and rediscovered abundant options and fleeting luxuries: time, space and the notion of closeness. Our work: symbiosis for the sake of sustainability (i.e., what I need you may have: what can I offer you?)"

The artists in LIVE FROM DETROIT have a unique view of the socio-economic developments of the past few years and are able to interact and react to the events shaping Detroit, producing an exciting commentary about the state of one city, on the soil of another. This exhibition creates context for artists operating within a certain geographical boundary. It exposes their work to a national audience and illustrates the scope of their imprimatur. The goal is to foster discourse about community, materials, social intimacy and sustainability. Works on view include collage, installation, monoprints, objects d'art, painting, photography, public interventions/relational aesthetics, sculpture, video and works on paper.

Fred Torres Collaborations
527 West 29th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10001

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