The Detroit Artists Market

Featured Exhibition – Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut

Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut

September 12, 2014 - October 18, 2014

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut, a group exhibition of six international, national and local printmakers. Curated by Endi Poskovic, Professor of Art and Design at University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, this dynamic season-opening exhibition seeks to reveal the 19th-century Romantic landscape tradition of Northern Europe as the origin of modern abstraction, a premise set forth in the 1970s essays by renowned American art historian and professor, Robert Rosenblum (1927-2006). The artists in this exhibition explore themes of memory, the sublime, deity, transformation, revival, intimations of mortality, as well as ideas about nationality, displacement, and reconciliation. The exhibition includes groupings of large prints, individual prints, artists’ books, as well as a three-dimensional work suspended from above. DAM will host a public reception on Friday, September 12 from 6-9 p.m. and a public meet-and-greet reception with the curator and artists on Thursday, September 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut coincides with Print City: Detroit 2014 (Sept. 24-27), the biennial conference of the Mid-America Print Council, held this year on the Wayne State University campus.

In conjunction with the conference and as a complement to the Abstraction exhibition, DAM will also feature curator Erik Brunvand’s portfolio show, Homespun Technology, a display of 23 small prints from artists across the country.

Friday, September 12, 2014 – Saturday, October 18, 2014