Exhibitions & Events


Symbiosis, curated by Melissa Jones
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Elaine and Willem de Kooning. Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock. Are four eyes better than two? Two heads better than one? DAM examines the mystique of artistic power couples in Symbiosis. Seven Detroit artist duos negotiate the delicate balance between symbiotic interdependence and autonomy. How does one walk the line between separate and unique individual identities as artists and being simultaneously intertwined? How does living with another artist bleed into one’s own practice? Andrea Eckert and Nathan Tonning, Janet Hamrick and Steve Magsig, Meighen and Bill Jackson, Sydney James and Lamar Landers, Faina Lerman and Graem Whyte, Sharon Que and Tom Phardel and Elena and Aubrey Smith share their work and discuss their experience of artistic partnership.

Featured Artist

Ramiro Zarate, photography


September 7 – October 13, 2018

Opening Reception

September 7, 2018, 6-9 p.m.

Artist Talk

September 22, 2018, 1 p.m.



The Heat Is On

DAM asked our members to create a piece of art based on the notion of heat. More than 30 artists will be featured with their personal interpretations, ranging from summer fun, to global warming, to emotional heat, and even to the fires of the nine circles of Hell. Works for this show were juried by Rebecca Mazzei, co-owner of Trinosophes, an art space and café in Eastern Market. All works are under $500

Artists on display include:
Archana Aneja | Neil Babitch | Justin Bean | Boisali Biswas | Lowell Boileau | Draea Burnett | Amy Chenier | Katie Craig | Robert Cronin | Rick Cronn | Ian Decker | Janice Degen | Jan Filarski | Madhurima Ganguly | Lisa Goedert | Thomas Gratch | Janet Hamrick | Barry Hoyabembe | John Kilpatrick | Nancy Kozlowski | Angela Larson | Rosemary Lee | Loretta Markell | Jon Parlangeli | Jeremy Price | Jackie Rybinski | Jaye Schlesinger | Erin K Schmidt | Angelo Sherman | Amelia Stachowicz | Ruth Tyszka | Ken Walker

Featured Artist Wall: Patricia Riascos, Monotypes