DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 18, 2010 —Detroit artists Eric Froh, Jennifer Quigley, Chris Turner and Jean Wilson showcase new and rarely seen three-dimensional collages, paintings and installations at The Gallery of Marygrove College. “Process and Form” reexamines the artists’ use of salvaged and repurposed materials in the Detroit aesthetic. The exhibition opens Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 and will remain on view through March 4, 2011.
This exhibition presents contemporary Detroit art in a different light by examining the use of control in Detroit's chaotic aesthetic. Commonly-used materials such as repurposed metal, salvaged wood and found objects provide a seemingly cluttered foundation for a surprisingly simple body of work. The Gallery’s curator, Marygrove professor Nicole Parker, noted, “Often when artists use found or repurposed materials, the materials can overpower the message or the idea of the piece of art. 'Process and Form' showcases Detroit artists who have struck a balance between the narratives embedded in found objects and the conceptual ideas for their artwork.”
The artists were chosen by Parker and guest curator and contributing artist, Eric Froh, based on their participation and involvement in the Detroit art community. Parker explains, "Each artist in 'Process and Form' engages in community projects, large-scale art projects and private commissions. The importance of process and collaboration cannot only be seen in their individual bodies of work, but also in their participation in a larger social practice."
Muralist and painter, Jennifer Quigley in describing her work, describes the essence of the entire exhibition, “A controlled, desirable chaos lives happily underneath the final product, but I enjoy just seeing bits and pieces revealed in the finished piece.”
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Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to developing leaders for the new global society. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.
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