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Art Instructor Nawrocki curates exhibit at Detroit's N'Namdi Gallery...

The Detroit News, 5/10

"Expressionism of Cass Corridor artists rises again at exhibit"

by Michael H. Hodges

The free-wheeling style known as Expressionism gets a workout at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in a show that links some of Detroit's most interesting contemporary artists with their looming forebears, the greats known as the Cass Corridor movement. "Menage a Detroit," up through July 21, makes the argument that the Corridor artists who first coalesced in the 1970s were just the beginning of an Expressionist continuum that is every bit as alive and meaningful today. "There's something about the griminess and the debris of Detroit that has some reflection in this work — but not all of it," says Dennis Nawrocki, who teaches art history at Wayne State University. WSU art professor Jeffrey Abt also comments in the story.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120510/ENT01/205100325#ixzz1uT0rzJCG

 

Huffington Post, 4/27

"'Ménage À Detroit' show at N'Namdi Gallery joins 3 generations of Detroit expressionist artists"

by David Sands

"Ménage à Detroit" opens Friday at the G.R. N'Namdi Gallery, bringing together three generations of Detroit artists for a retrospective of the city's expressionists, spanning 1970 to the present. It features both unfamiliar works by familiar artists and creations by artists newer to the scene. Local art historian Dennis Nawrocki, who teaches at Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies, is curating the exhibition which runs through July 21.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/27/menage-a-detroit-art-show-cass-corridor-nnamdi-gallery_n_1459860.html