April 27 – July 21, 2012
Main & Rose Gallery
“Menage a Detroit”
Three Generations of Expressionist Art In Detroit 1970-2012
Selected by Dennis Nawrocki
“Menage a Detroit” presents three generations of artists for whom an expressionist aesthetic has been either foundational or ongoing through their careers. Whether executing painterly canvases, three-dimensional sculptures, or some combination of both paint and structure assembled from virgin or salvaged materials, the twenty-two artists featured here share an approach to their work marked by a strong emotional quotient. Not for these expressive practitioners the formalities of the grid or a less-in-more sensibility. Rather, more is more-and better! – D. A. N.