Last week to check out ceramic sculpture, painting exhibits at Michigan Medicine

February 28, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Two Gifts of Art Exhibitions are on display at Michigan Medicine through the end of the week. If you haven’t had the chance to check them out, be sure to visit the displays or make a virtual online visit.

Ceramic sculptures by Austen Brantley

Detroit-born artist Austen Brantley sees beauty in the undesirable. Known for his public monuments in Baltimore and Detroit, many describe Brantley’s artistic voice as haunting.

Mostly working in clay, he creates figures that are intertwined with suffering, rage, and peace. Clay is universal to Brantley as he sees himself in it, and in various self-portraits, he weathers the sculpture.

Brantley’s work has been displayed at the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts and Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. He was the winner of the Kresge Gilda Snowden award and was chosen to sculpt a life-size monument of the honored civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo.

His work is available for you to see:

VIEW EXHIBIT ONLINE

VIEW EXHIBIT IN-PERSON:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through March 4
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm#brantley 

Paintings by Harold Allen

Harold Allen is a visual artist who primary works in two-dimensions. His artistic philosophy is that art is made in the context of time, fostering discussion of contemporary issues, stimulating innovative ideas, and allowing him to express ideas about the past, present and future.

He is also interested in African art, abstract expressionism, and the rhythmic, radical, abstract compositions that jazz musicians produce.

Take a look for yourself:

VIEW EXHIBIT ONLINE

VIEW EXHIBIT IN-PERSON:
Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through March 4

http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm#allen

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