You are invited to the opening reception for Douglas James who is in the exhibition “The Detroit Show,” curated by Gary Mayer, featuring artists living in Detroit and from the Detroit diaspora. The show opens on Saturday, August 4 from 5 to 7 PM and runs from August 4 until August 25, 2018, Tuesday-Saturday 3-9 PM. Best viewing hours are before 6 PM.
“The Detroit Show” exhibiting artists include Jim Chatelain, John Egner, Ed Fraga, Christine Hughes , Doug James, Katherine Brackett Luchs, Michael Luchs , Gary Mayer, Kurt Novak, Sandy Osip, Carlo Vitale, and Shelley Vitale.
About Douglas James
Douglas James came of age in Detroit in the late sixties. He was the son of a factory worker, his inheritance a city engulfed in protests and riots, sound tracked by John Lee Hooker and the MC5. James went to Wayne State and then to Yale, and rather than continue on the well-lit art track to Manhattan, he went back to the darkened streets of the Motor City. There he found a community of like minds in the Cass Corridor and made paintings that, in the rear view mirror, look like Blue Collar Pop.
– Steve Powers 2016
Today I am transient, presently in Newburgh, NY, frequently Brooklyn, and recently Santa Fe, NM.
– D. James 2018