"Bonnard Meets Klimt" by Birgit Huttemann-Holz.
Presented by River's Edge Gallery
River's Edge Gallery would like to invite you to join us for one of this year's largest group shows featuring over 30 metro Detroit artists. On Friday, June 19th, River’s Edge Gallery in Wyandotte will unveil their latest exhibition “Let’s Pretend”.
This show focuses on landscapes and still lifes featuring various artists from Metro Detroit. “Let’s Pretend” is the second part of a series that focuses on traditional art genres with a contemporary twist. Last month’s, “Dream(Face)Land”, dealt with portraiture and figurative art.
Urban Landscape series by Anita Bates
The inspiration for this exhibition came from a poem written by Jim Slack, the late husband of gallery owner, Patt Slack. Jim co-founded the gallery with Ms. Slack in 1980 and operated it with her until his passing in 2001. Jim was well known in the Detroit and Downriver art scene. Previous to that he had an active art career on the East & West Coasts.
The poem asks the viewer to pretend that a painting’s smudges, markings and squiggles are objects in a landscape. The poem goes on to ask if the viewer would pretend that they are an audience and the poet is the artist.
For “Let’s Pretend” dozens of artists were asked to create their idea of a still life and/or landscape in various forms including ceramics, photography, conceptual, textile and painting. “Let’s Pretend” will remain on display for the annual Wyandotte Art Fair in July of 2015.
Opening reception will be held on Friday June 19th 6-10pm. For more information, call (734) 246-9880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org