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Inner State Gallery and Heron Arts are proud to announce The Detroiter a unique collaborative group show opening July 30th, 2016 in San Francisco. Featuring a vast selection of artists with ties to Detroit, the exhibition includes artists currently living and working in Detroit, expatriate Detroit artists from around the globe, as well as select artists from the Bay Area who take inspiration from Detroit’s unique visual landscape. On top of over 50 visual artists, the exhibition will include a showcase from Ghostly International curated by Detroit's trendsetting Movement Electronic Music Festival, bringing the Detroit sound to San Francisco with live performances from Matthew Dear, Shigeto and Lusine.
This expansive group exhibition will feature original artwork from:
Andrew Krieger - April Segedi - Ben Saginaw - Brett Amory - Camilo Pardo - Clinton Snider - Dabls - Dan Armand - Derek Weisberg - Dessislava Terzieva - Ellen Rutt - Fel3000ft - Glenn Barr - Graem Whyte - Jeremy Harvey - Jerry Vile Jesse Kassel - John Dunivant - Jonny Alexander - Julian Spradlin - Lauren Harrington - Lucien Shapiro - Mark Arminski - Mark Sarmel - Matt Eaton - Matt Gordon - Michelle Tanguay - Nick Jaskey - NNII - Ouizi - Pat Perry - Patrick Ethan - Paul Johnson - Paula Schubatis - Paula Zammit Peter Adamyan - Rashaun Rucker - Ron Zakrin - Ryan Doyle - Scott Hocking Shaun Roberts - Stephanie Buer - Sydney James - Tiff Massey - Tom Thewes - Tylonn Sawyer - Vaughn Taormina and Eugene Watson
Olayami Dabls has worked as a visual story teller using a wide range of materials for more than 45 years. His work uses references from African material culture to tell stories about the human condition. Using iron, rock, wood and mirrors, Dabls found that these four materials are primary building blocks that speak universally to all cultures.
In the years between 1975-1985, Dabls joined the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History as a curator and artist-in-residence. There, he learned how challenging it was to talk about the civil rights movement, because in talking about emotionally charged history, there is no fixed perspective, only the memories and experiences of millions of individuals. This inspired him to create the African Bead Museum as a space for communal understanding through his own sculptures and his collection of African material culture.
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