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Pre-Fab/Post-Fab: Art in a Readymade Era

Pop-up exhibition by Detroit-based artists Heidi Barlow, Shaina Kasztelan, Bailey Scieszka
Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Institute for the Humanities Osterman Common Room 202 S. Thayer Map
Pre-Fab/Post-Fab: Art in a Readymade Era showcases the works of Heidi Barlow, Shaina Kasztelan, and Bailey Scieskza, three young women artists based in Detroit, MI. Their work, although varying in style and form, speaks to a generation growing up with the influences of mass consumption, internet shopping, the glut of plastic toys, baubles, and tchotchkes. Whereas artists of the '60s and '70s reached first for paint tubes and canvas, these artists use inexpensive and lowbrow materials to twist the signifiers of pop culture, as they relate to gender, politics, and American ideals. It's the balancing act between the icing and the cake, the surface and substance.

The exhibition will open with a reception at 6pm on Thursday, January 18, with an accompanying performance by Bailey Scieskza, who will be in character consistent with her costume figures and installation.
Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Exhibition
Tags: Art, Multicultural, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities
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