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Made in Detroit

by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle
Richard Haley was born in Sacramento, California and studied art at UC Davis. It is no accident that when he moved to Detroit, he brought with him a little bit of the West Coast vibe. His solo show, “Mary, Richard, Clouds and Dirt” at Bas Fisher Invitational is a solid mixture of romance, poetry, humor and intellect. This collection of photographs, videos, objects and drawings serves as residue of performance and imaginative play within the landscape, all of which reflect a sincere loyalty to Bay Area Conceptualism. Haley’s brand is genuine and stands bravely hopeful, albeit alone, amongst an... [more]
Posted by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle on 11/13/11
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Become a Tourist in Weird Miami

WEIRD MIAMI ARTIST-LED BUS TOURS: Reserve your seat now! During the 3rd Sundays of July, August and September the BFI will kick-off a series of monthly school-bus tours each led by 2 artists from Miami, taking tour-goers to unexpected locations around the city. Each location is selected by the artist-leaders, and will not be revealed ahead of time in order to keep riders in suspense. “We’ll load into the big yellow school bus and be completely at the artists’ mercy!” – Agatha Wara, BFI. The artists leading the tours are: Kevin Arrow | Clifton Childree | Christy Gast | Adler Guerrier | P... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 8/3/10
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Miami Spice

by Nancy Jones
According to Oscar Wilde, “illusion is the first of all pleasures.”  And boy, if he’s right (and let’s face it, he usually is), New York photographer Noah Sheldon surely came to the right playground to scrutinize both.   The result is a striking show, Miami, Miami at Bas Fisher Invitational in the Design District.   Though Sheldon uses a digital camera and shoots in color (the whole palette from minimalist white to blistering red-orange), his work in a studio setting will often capture the spontaneity of a Cartier-Bresson “decisive moment.”  I refer to the models he hired from an agency... [more]
Posted by Nancy Jones on 5/16/10