Reflecting on Windows: What do Terry Johnston and Claude Monet have in Common?

I met Terry Johnston in April of 2010, at Michigan Land of Riches, the first SiTE:LAB event at the old public museum on Jefferson Street. Before I was allowed to start installing, I was informed that I had to have my picture taken in one of the wildlife dioramas. The resulting portraits of every participating … Continue reading

Smart spectacles and masterful manipulations: a look at the 3D Juror’s picks

by Tori Pelz ArtPrize goers are not unfamiliar, to say the least, with the role of spectacle in art. This year, we have been entertained by a shoddy sculpture of a lynched Sadam Hussein that was “censored,” prompting the artist to burn the work in a ridiculous gesture of martyrdom. We’ve been charmed by giant … Continue reading

Review: SiTE:LAB at the Harris Building

During Art.Downtown last weekend, SiTE:LAB, the volunteer-run organization that mounts exhibitions of local and student artwork in unused urban spaces, presented a project in South Division’s historic Harris Building. Consisting of performance and installation, the show presented a fascinating narrative drawn both from the history of the space and fictions layered on by the artists. … Continue reading