Stamps Gallery summer exhibitions & programs

Stamps Gallery summer exhibitions & programs

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan

June 20, 2024
Stamps Gallery summer exhibitions & programs
Elizabeth Youngblood, Asmaa Walton & Michelle Hinojosa
June 20–August 3, 2024
Stamps Gallery
201 S. Division St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Stamps Gallery announces its 2024 summer season of exhibitions & programs with Elizabeth Youngblood: Syntax, Asmaa Walton: Black Art Library, and Michelle Hinojosa: Logcabins.

Elizabeth Youngblood: Syntax
This exhibition explores the expansive and experimental nature of Detroit-based artist, designer and designer Elizabeth Youngblood’s prolific and interstitial art practice. In Syntax, the viewers will encounter works from the last four decades that range from large-scale drawings to intimate mixed-media works, sculptural objects, and weavings. The exhibition will also include Youngblood’s early design work where her explorations with dots, dashes, lines and the accumulation of lines and space emerged and became a framework for a way to consider form as ever-evolving and iterative. These recurring forms became reconstituted across different mediums and disciplines, transformed over and over again to create Youngblood’s unique visual vocabulary and a Syntax of meaning and making.

Asmaa Walton: Black Art Library
The Black Art Library is a collection of books and other art history ephemera on Black visual art intended to be an educational resource to share within the Black community and beyond. The library intends to introduce or expand the community’s knowledge of Black art from the past and the present through art books. For Stamps Gallery, Walton has curated a special selection of books that focus on black women artists as well as Black artists from Southeast Michigan.

Michelle Hinojosa: Logcabins
Stamps Gallery commissioned Michelle Hinojosa to reimagine the pillars on Division Street that flank the Gallery. Hinojosa has created log cabin quilts to adorn the columns to reflect on ideas of home & belonging from a migrant lens.  

Public programs

June 20, 6–8pm: Summer exhibitions opening reception, join us to celebrate the opening reception of our summer exhibitions. 

July 11, 6–7:30pm: Panel discussion, On Space, Lines, Grids, and Ways of KnowingThe Art of Elizabeth Youngblood with curator Abel González Fernández and artists Senghor Reid and Elizabeth Youngblood. Moderated by Srimoyee Mitra.  

July 13, 3–5pm Performance Art: I need you to be wild/loud, so I can be calm/quiet, I need to be calm/quiet, so you can be wild/loud brings to three performance artists Jennifer Harge (Detroit), Marco Guagnelli, (Chicago) and Emerson Granillo (Ypsilanti) who explore the inheritance and futuring of cultural legacies.

July 20, 2–4pm: D-I-Y Bookmark Making Workshop Curator and Art Educator Asmaa Walton will lead a D-I-Y bookmark making workshop for all ages at the Ann Arbor Art Fair Ingells Mall. 

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About Stamps Gallery
Stamps Gallery is a public center for contemporary art and design in downtown Ann Arbor. We are part of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan (U-M). It opened in 2017 after years of being located in disparate campus spaces since its inception in 2002.  Building on the school’s strong tradition of excellence, thought leadership, and community engagement, our goal is to develop innovative and scholarly exhibitions, publications, and public programs that foster equitable and vibrant platforms for presentation, discussion, and inquiry into the urgent questions and concerns of our time. Stamps Gallery functions as an incubator and lab for contemporary artists and designers to explore ideas and projects that catalyze positive social change. A commitment to social justice shapes our work, developing exhibitions, programs, and publications with the goal to inspire new ways of looking, making, and thinking.

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