Making Mischief with Jennifer Dalton, Alex Gingrow, Cynthia Greig, Laurina Paperina and Scott Reeder
Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. January 23–March 7, 2015

In most cases, a healthy does of irony is a good thing. Today, irony, parody and satire seem sot be the lingua franca o the art world—tropes that many artists use to draw attention to—and poke fun—the absurdities of the era. And in these days of xenophobic rages against satire and free speech, a little light-hearted mischievousness seems to be the right antidote. Enter: Making Mischief, an exhibition composed of five artists form Detroit, New York, and Italy, who wry, provocative works scrutinize the settings, systems and behaviors unique to the art world. Here Jennifer Dalton, Alex, Gingrow, Cynthia Greig, Laurina Paperina and Scott Reeder reconnoiter the "religion" of the art world, which, in case you haven't noticed, takes itself mighty seriously theses days. Michelle Perron, Curator

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Photo credit: Alex Gingrow