The Boundless Creativity of Chloe Viening-Butler

Chloe Viening-Butler is a poet, artist, caregiver, and advocate for the disabled. Her aesthetic practice and life are intermeshed more seamlessly than any artist I’ve encountered. Because her days are spent tending to the needs of her family clan, pets, and homestead, Viening-Butler typically works at night. Her studio is located above the garage in … Continue reading

Machine Aesthetics: Sculpture by David Deming at the Muskegon Museum of Art

by Tamara Fox David Deming’s show at the Muskegon Museum of Art is comprised of approximately thirty sculptures, as well as several drawings and wood maquettes. The latter give insight into the artist’s working process, as well as the origin of several repeated forms. Some of the featured abstract motifs have been explored by Deming … Continue reading

Current Exhibition at 337 Project Space Features Expressive Abstract Paintings

This little exhibit is a gem of painterly expression.

Craft and the Uncanny: Mandy Cano Villalobos’ “Part of Me” at 337 Project Space

“Through meticulously executed pieces, the artist explores physical labor as both a meditative ritual and a futile exploit.”

Actor’s Theater Presents “Rapture Blister Burn”

“We all have personal mythologies we cherish. The people we love go along with them but understand they are never going to happen.”

Eye Candy: Feel/Reveal at 337 Project Space

Feel/Reveal is an exhibition of works with intriguing surfaces created from commonplace materials.

Chorus of Flora: The Magical Realism of Mary Sundstrom

We are privy to the spectacle of the bayous’ inhabitants waking, growing, whirling, and calling to each other…

Muskegon Museum of Art Showcases Exceptional Modern & Contemporary Art by African American Artists

Charles Henry Alston, Untitled:Couple, c. 1945-50 Common Ground at the Muskegon Museum, features art from three regional collections, chronicling the history of African American art from the 17th century through today. Its divided into five categories arranged thematically, with an emphasis on the past fifty years.   Aminah Robinson, Timelessness of Life: Pages in History, … Continue reading

Cabaret Duimstra: Construct at 337 Project Space

337 Project Space features an exhibition highly reminiscent of Dada art, 100 years after the establishment of the movement in Zurich

The Aesthetics of Information: Norwood Viviano’s Global Cities at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

The collection and application of information and statistics may seem anomalous to artistic practices, but there’s a lot of room for creative interpretation.