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Tag: Library Street Collective

Chicago artist Pose recently rocked an installation in Detroit’s Belt, an alley in the city’s downtown that has been converted into an outdoor art exhibition space, curated by Library Street Collective. Already filled with art from some of the world’s leading street and contemporary artists, Pose has added to the madness with his signature collage of vibrant colors and cartoony textures. See more photos after the jump, courtesy Library Street Collective.
Shepard Fairey (interviewed here) is now working on his largest mural to date in Detroit. Located at ONE Campus Martius at "the Belt" and measuring 180' x 60' feet, it is a permanent fixture to the area playing host to his upcoming solo exhibition, "Printed Matters". Opening this Friday at Library Street Collective, the show will feature a variety of Fairey's latest printed materials, serigraphs on paper, collage, and editions on paper and metal. Check out our coverage of the mural in progress after the jump.
Revok is set to make his LA debut on April 10th at MAMA gallery space with his exhibition aptly titled "Revok: Los Angeles". His show already promises the vibrant, geometric forms that Revok has become known for, recently featured in the publication "Revok: Made in Detroit." On display will be 12 new paintings on assembled wood pieces, a sort of continuation of that series. Here, Revok explores new themes inspired by his newfound home in Los Angeles where he sources his materials.
Brooklyn-based abstract painter Sam Friedman is currently exhibiting “Easy,” his latest body of work, at Library Street Galley in Detroit. Throughout "Easy" Friedman works with mesmerizing colors, pairing layers of cleanly laid lines and with subtly faded hues. His use of warm pinks and reds with cooling pools of blue make many of the pieces in the exhibition reminiscent of tropical sunsets. Without the bounds of representational form, Friedman is able to render the familiar in an alien way. Working with abstract figures, Friedman populates his world with various organic shapes that seem to squirm and writhe right before you, like neon amoeba under a microscope. "Easy" is on view May 10 through July 10.

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