warning: art show comes to ypsilanti, michigan

This Tuesday evening, our friend Jason, one of the men behind the virtual gallery Swipple, is opening a new show in Ypsilanti. The exhibition, entitled Swipple Presents: New Faces & Old Favorites, is scheduled to run from October 8 to November 19 at EMU’s Ford Gallery. The opening reception is this Tuesday, from 4:00 to 6:00. The show features the work of such artists as Andrea Aimi, Silvio Barille, Rick Borg, Willie Mae Candis, Tim Clinton, Jim Damron, Gerald “Creative” Deprie, John Drury, Brigitte Engler, Mary York Gentry, E. F. Higgins III, Steve MacDonald, John Mason, Lucy Ruth Wright Rivers, Sarah Mary Taylor, and Brooks Yeomans. The piece shown here is a colored pencil work by Frankie Lee Davis entitled “911 World Trade Center Buildings” (2006). If you appreciate visionary art at all, it looks like one hell of a show.

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  1. Posted October 8, 2007 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I am looking forward to seeing this show. My understanding is that Swipple is an art collective that includes both trained/professional artists and “outsider” (usually, self-trained) artists. I like the way outsider art is included in the collective as a matter of course, and not presented as some exotic art genre, which perhaps only reinforces the “outsider” status of self-trained outsider artists. Should be interesting to see.

  2. Devlin
    Posted October 8, 2007 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    My understanding is that Swipple interns scour the internet looking for new trends in popular culture and then high-paid Swipple executives use forced Chinese labor to execute. Not many people know this, but Swipple owns a prison and several orphanages in northern China.

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