Erica Chappuis, The Sailor’s Wife, 2014, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist.
DETROIT SOCIETY OF WOMEN PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS
February 11, 2017-May 14, 2017
Situated inside of Mobile Homestead — an exact replica of artist Mike Kelley’s childhood home — this exhibition, entitled HOME, features artwork made by members of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (DSWPS) that reflects the idea of home as a physical place, a city, objects within a space, or a person or group of people.
Founded in 1903, the DSWPS is one of the oldest self-sustaining women’s organizations both in Detroit and the United States. Its mission since inception has been to quicken the interest in art movements of the day, stimulate high achievement, active work, and mutual helpfulness among members, and to provide encouragement and support for art students.
HOME is juried by Dominic Pangborn, a Detroiter since the mid-1970s whose design aesthetic over the years became synonymous with Metro Detroit. Dominic has had design studios based in Detroit, Chicago, New York, and Tokyo.