Organized by Stamps Gallery, Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative is a new awards program designed to support the development of contemporary artists that live and work in Michigan. The inaugural program is set to recognize the creativity, rigor, and innovation of five Michigan-based artists and is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The 5 finalists include:
Nayda Collazo-Llorens examines the way in which we perceive and process information, dealing with concepts of navigation, memory, language, hyperconnectivity, and noise through her interdisripative creative practice. To learn more or view some of her work, visit her website.
Michael Dixon utilizes oil painting to explore the personal, societal, and aesthetic studdles of belonging to both white and black racial and cultural identities, yet simultaneously belonging fully to neither. To learn more or view some of his work visit his website.
Carole Harris is a fiber artist who extends the boundaries of traditional quilting by exploring other forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textiles, materials, and objects. To learn more or view some of his work visit Harris’s website.
Kylie Lockwood is an interdisciplinary artist whose work reconciles the experience of living in a female body with the history of sculpture. To learn more or view some of his work visit Lockwood’s website.
Darryl Terrell explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender safe spaces, and personal stories through photography and digital art. To learn more or view some of his work visit Terrell’s website.
The exhibit is now open and will be on display through January 22, 2022 at UM Stamps Gallery. As always, the exhibition is free and open to the public!
UM Stamps Gallery, 201 South Division Street Ann Arbor, MI stamps.umich.edu/events/envision
The gallery is open: Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday 11am-5p + Thursday 11am-7pm
Closed November 25-28 & December 20-January 4