April 6- May 19, 2017
Rush Arts Gallery
526 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Inner State Gallery
April 6th-May 19th, 2017
Wednesday to Saturday 12-6PM
Sydney G. James, Tylonn J. Sawyer, Nic Notion, Tiff Massey, Rashaun Rucker & Olayami Dabls
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) is proud to announce our regional partnership with Detroit's premier exhibition, Inner State Gallery to present Detroit GRIND. Giving New York City a hint of Detroit's art scene, Detroit GRIND will include works of Detroiters Sydney G. James, Tylonn J. Sawyer, Nic Notion, Tiff Massey, Rashaun Rucker & Olayami Dabls.
Each of the contributing artists work featured in this exhibition reveals a chapter in the narrative of Detroit, all while illustrating their distinctive, personal experiences, understanding of the past, and shared knowledge of what is happening in today's society from a cultural perspective.
Detroit Grind is a study of the current work of these six Detroit artists that speaks to the last 40 years of Detroit's artistic history. These individuals have helped define, create and activate the cultural plexus of Detroit. Detroit GRIND acts as a catalyst to give artists ownership over not only their own personal stories, but the stories of the city they reflect upon.
This exhibition will be a visual manifestation of an authentic portrayal of not only a people, but of a city so often misunderstood. By expressing tones of the history and cultural events of the present the contributing artists are focusing their visual megaphone, artistic talents, and craftsmanship to amplifying their ideas and perceptions of the reality of Detroit.
Mainly acknowledged for its musical contributions to the world including Jazz, Motown, Techno, and Hip-hop. It is now time to take notice of what is happening in the Detroit visual arts scene both present and past.
The opening reception will take place Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 6-8PM. In conjunction with Detroit GRIND there will be an artist talk with the artists and curators on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 2-4PM. For further information about this exhibition please contact Oshun Layne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Live From Detroit City by artist Sydney G. James