Courtesy of Library Street Collective
KAWS: "Alone Again."
Remember when that 17-foot creepy Mickey Mouse-esque
statue curiously appeared on the grounds of Quicken Loans’ campus downtown last year? The KAWS creation, titled “Waiting,” ignited a conversation about public art and how it speaks to its surrounding community.
Now, more KAWS is coming to Detroit: In partnership with Library Street Collective, MOCAD will display five sculptures, a site-specific wall work, and three paintings by the renowned Brooklyn-based street artist. Alone Again
boasts bold colors, abstractions, deconstruction, and commentary on turbulent times. The museum’s spring exhibition opening also welcomes 12 never-before-seen paintings by figurative surrealist Eddie Martinez
, as well as Nicolas Lobo’s Wellness Center
, which will be on display at Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead
. Work will be on display through Aug 4.
MOCAD's spring exhibition opening night begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at MOCAD; 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; mocadetroit.org. Suggested donation of $5.