You are invited to the opening reception for Michael Luchs 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 Michael Luchs
“(Michael) Luchs was a key figure in the development of the Detroit avant-garde that is named after Cass Corridor – one of the down-and-out areas of the city devastated by the 1967 riots. In the 60’s and 70’s, the Cass Corridor art of Luchs, Gordon Newton, James Chatelain, Brenda Goodman, Ellen Phelan and others had a tough, sometimes violent, almost always experimental quality that reflected the Detroit inner city and made its avant-garde an inspiration for new art throughout the Middle West.
During his years in Detroit, Luchs made sculptures and assemblages in which forms were added to one another. He also did works on paper, like those in this show, which seem to be disintegrating before our eyes. The rabbits are indispensable. Their flowing, organic outlines and silhouettes, their link with fecundity and associations with softness and vulnerability provide a compositional and emotional background against which Luchs can burn and tear away.”
—Michael Brenson, New York times.