Art Opening, Art Showing

New World - Old Memories

When: Sat., April 15, 7-11 p.m. and April 18-June 3, 12-6 p.m. 2017

Artist statement Steeve Lecru explores the memory contained inside of discarded couches in the urban landscape of Detroit. This essential artifact of the home, site of familial expression, letting go, and rest, carries traces of past events colored by the city’s violent and controversial history. When left in a public area, this family relic is transformed into a symbol of abandonment, absence, flight. The process of recovering the leather is an intense and physical experience, evoking an image of social violence. Lecru’s work appeases the tension of the memories living in the material through therapeutic brushstrokes, transforming the past into.....

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