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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
Louise Chen aka Ouizi works primarily on a large scale, with subject matter that is in in the realm of ornament and design. Her primary practice stemmed from working as an illustrator and fabricator in Los Angeles, and has since transitioned to murals upon her relocation to Detroit in 2013. With her highly recognized style, her public artworks in Detroit have become so popular that it has brought her opportunities to paint all over the country and occasionally abroad. She is currently working on experimenting with different ideas in her studio and working towards opening a co-operative creative space on the East side of Detroit where she resides.
Her aesthetic is inspired by folk, indigenous, and spiritual art, as well as patterns found in nature, and patterns from textiles and wallpaper. What she chooses as her main subject is often what other artists would use in the margins as she places a lot of value on the edges. Mark making and craftsmanship are critical to appreciating her work, both are important to her as she makes a lot of effort in producing harmony between line work, composition, and color. She is always working towards masterful execution in all aspects of her practice, and considers herself more of an artisan than an artist.
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