5 Must-See Art Exhibitions In Detroit This Month

For the perfect way to start off the new year, adding some upcoming art exhibitions to your January calendar can be just the thing you need to generate inspiration. Whether you’re searching for a new source of creativity, looking for a fun reason to venture out into the snow, or hoping to get to know Detroit‘s art scene a little bit better, there are plenty of diverse, multidisciplinary options to chose from. Below are five must-see art exhibitions you don’t want to miss this month: four brand-new exhibitions that debut this January and one that you’ll want to see before it closes in next month.

Galarie Camille
Jan. 12—Feb. 24: “Geometrix” and “Xenophora”
Galarie Camille features two exhibitions opening this month. The main exhibition, “Geometrix,” includes work by James Benjamin Franklin, Clark Geoman and Franklin Jonas, described as artists who use “line, form, light, and color to express the mathematical vocabulary of art.” Also on view in the gallery’s “cube room,” will be “Xenophora,” featuring avant-garde jewelry by artist Karissm Yve.

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Photo credit: Mark Newport

Simone DeSousa Gallery
Jan. 13—Feb. 24: “Stitches,” featuring work by Mark Newport
Mark Newport’s solo exhibition, “Stitches,” opens this month at Simone DeSousa Gallery, with a show featuring all new works. The artist uses textile pieces to demonstrate the multiple intimate interactions between textile and skin, commenting on “vulnerability, intimate, and futility.”

The Scarab Club
Jan. 17—Feb. 17: “Transitory Conversations,” a group exhibition
This group exhibition, “Transitory Conversations,” will be on view at The Scarab Club on Wednesday, Jan. 17, with the opening reception scheduled for Friday, Jan. 19, from 5-8pm. The show features sculptural and multimedia work by six artists: Alyssa Bogdan, Peter Dunn, Jen Fitzpatrick, John Rizzo, William Tyrrell and James Viste. The exhibition also features a gallery talk on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6pm.

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Photo credit: Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Artist’s Market
Jan. 19—Feb. 17: “Matter Out of Place,” a group exhibition
A group show with feature artist Denise Samuels opens this month at the Detroit Arts Market, with an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 19, from 6-9pm. Curated by Andrew Thompson, the exhibition includes visual work from 10 other artists exploring collage and assemblage through craft, fine art and design projects.

Detroit Institute Of The Arts
Aug. 4, 2017—Feb. 18, 2018: “D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Fisher”
“D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Fisher,” is one of three current exhibitions on view at the Detroit Institute Of The Arts. The exhibition features photographic work documenting the history of Detroit’s hip-hop scene. Unlike the DIA’s other two exhibitions, “D-Cyphered” is scheduled to close at the end of February—so stop by the museum before it’s too late.

Cover photo credit: John Rizzo

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