Detroit Industrial Projects: Artificial Geospatial Laboratory
February 6th – March 6, 2010
Opening Reception, Saturday February 6th 6pm-9pm
This installation explores what future spaces might look like. It is a large installation that combines wall murals, sculpture, and video projection. It examines real versus perceived or imagined spaces. Using sculptural elements combined with video and wall murals, the work explores ideas about interior and exterior spaces, technology, consumption and elitism. The installation is inspired by corporate culture, social status, pop-culture, fashion, and architecture.
About The Artist:
Steve Coy received an MFA from University of Hawaii in 2007. He works in many mediums ranging from video, installation, performance, design, and photography; often in various combinations. His work is inspired by commercialism, corporatism, fashion, pop-culture and even events from daily life. Coy currently lives and works in Detroit, Michigan and teaches at University of Michigan, School of Art and Design.
His recent work has been included in exhibitions in Beijing (Sanlun Yishu an interactive collaborative art project), Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition Building, and Sydney at the Royal Hall of Industries.
Current projects include hygienic dress league, an ongoing conceptual piece which parodies corporate culture and marketing campaigns, without creating commodity. A photograph from this project was featured in the December 2009 issue of The Economist in an article titled “The Art of Abandonment”. He is also co-director, co-founder of Detroit Projection Project (DPP), a video gallery that projects time-based installation work from contemporary local, national, and international artists on various outdoor locations around the city of Detroit. This spring Steve Coy will be the artist in residence at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
The mission of painter and founder Jeanette
Strezinski’s Detroit Industrial Projects is to “provide artists with an environment where they can showcase their art in an uninhibited setting free of conventional constraints.”
Detroit Industrial Projects
1610 Clay Avenue, Second Building
Detroit, MI 48211
Jeanette Strezinski, Director