M CONTEMPORARY ART EVENTS
DETROIT ART WEEK 2019
THURSDAY JULY 18 // Brian Day // A Moment Away Exhibition Opening
7 - 10 pm
M Contemporary Art // 205 E. 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI
M Contemporary Art is pleased to present A Moment Away, a new collection of landscape photographs by Brian Day, whom many know for his famed series Detroit from Above. A Moment Away uses color to convey Day's feelings through the process of making these images. Stepping away from the cacophony of the everyday, the “where” doesn’t matter — only that there is space to reflect. In this series, Day provides the viewer a place to do as much. In much of his work, he engages the viewer in constant action — conversely, in A Moment Away, Day explores those moments when we are alone, sharing images imbued with a sense of quiet, letting the viewer participate in the artist's own reflections.
SATURDAY JULY 20 // Burris Law PLLC Collection Tour
10 - 11 am
Burris Law // 300 River Pl Dr, #1775, Detroit, MI
Burris Law has a collection of Detroit based art including work from Brian Day, Scott Campbell, MALT, Matt Eaton, Michael Luchs, Tony Roko, Senghor Reid and many more. The firm has integrated the collection into their company culture, allowing each employee to select a work to add to the collection and utilize art in a unique way to connect with their clients.
SATURDAY JULY 20 // Senghor Reid Studio Visit
11am - 12 pm
STUDIO // 18019 James Couzens Freeway, Detroit, MI
In this studio visit, Senghor Reid will discuss Distilled, his latest series of paintings that reflect on water as a tool, force, scared treasure and our most valuable resource. Reid’s work explores the interactions between the human body and the environment, creating visual representations of dreams, memories and traces of human contact with nature. He is a Detroit native, received a Kresge Fellowship in 2009, and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.
SATURDAY JULY 20 // Robert Mirek Studio Tour
12 - 1 pm
STUDIO // 8104 W. 9 Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI
Robert Mirek is a multi-media artist whose studio offers a glimpse into his meticulously created works— both 2D and 3D. His work explores themes that lend themselves to multiple interpretations, including architecture, landscape architecture and all sciences— including, but not limited to, biology, geology, botany, chemistry, sub-atomic theory and physics. His work has been exhibited nationally and extensively in the Detroit-area.
SUNDAY JULY 21 // Scott Vincent Campbell Studio Tour
11 - 12 pm
STUDIO // 333 Midland, Highland Park, MI
Scott Vincent Campbell is a visual artist and curator born in New York and currently based in Detroit, MI. Working primarily in drawing, collage and mixed-media sculpture, Campbell's studio practice examines the social and cultural constructs that inform our identity, motivate our behavior and ultimately shape our societies. Visually inspired by semiotics and African-American material culture, his work takes the form of serial projects, each created around a set of aesthetic guidelines that dictate form, materiality and imagery. Campbell has exhibited widely in New York and throughout the Midwest. In 2016, he was awarded an artist residency at Red Bull Arts Detroit, and in 2017 he was the inaugural Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Campbell was included in HOMEMADE, a group show curated by artist McArthur Binion at Detroit’s Library Street Collective. He recently closed his second solo show at M Contemporary Art, and is currently included in Breaching the Margins at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.