New York-based contemporary artist Sam Friedman is having his work exhibited by Detroit Library Street Collective in their first-ever exhibition at their new spot, on 1274 Library Street, Detroit, MI 4822. The exhibit is titled “Light” and curated by KAWS, a Graffiti artist and currently a pop-culture artist renowned for his vinyl toys. The exhibition is scheduled to run from February 27 to April 3.
The curation of KAWS was no random process. Friedman and KAWS happen to be good friends. KAWS’s studio was where Friedman enhanced his artistic skills. The gallery was geeked to have them both and wholeheartedly welcomed KAWS as Sam’s curator for the exhibition. The gallery stated, “Donnelly’s masterful handling of a longhaired brush while laying down flawless and continuous strokes of paint, along with his use of intense color, left a lasting impression. It is with gratitude that we welcome KAWS as curator of Sam’s exhibition.”
The collection will honor nature and centered around abstract paintings inspired by landscapes present in Friedman’s hometown in Upstate New York. It is also a tribute to the Abstract Expressionist painters that came before him, and Friedman did it justice by channeling vibrant hues and aesthetic dynamics.
If you’re planning to visit and want more details, the Library Street Collective’s Website holds all the information you need to know.
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Images via LSC