“Out With The Old” is the newest show at Library Street Collective, a modern and contemporary art gallery that opened just last year in the burgeoning art district developing downtown between Woodward and Comerica Park. The gallery represents a wide array of artists, but focuses on those who have developed their visual presentation style through public art, including well-known streets artists such as REVOK and Tristan Eaton.
“Out With the Old” is a large and long-running show that opened Saturday, August 3 and continues through October 1. It avails itself of the huge gallery space, which is comprised of a large storefront walk-in on Library Street and an adjacent second-floor space of several thousand square feet, still in the process of being finished.
The show is extremely well-curated under the direction of Matt Eaton, who also flexes his curatorial chops as director and curator of the Red Bull House of Art, a residency program that opened its 5th cycle for display last week. The current show at LSC features more than 20 artists, but still manages a kind of visual cohesion that is difficult to achieve with so many different participants. Amongst its weaponry, the LSC aesthetic includes bright colors, cartoonish imagery—both original and remixed—and a meticulous collage and mixed-media style. Overall, a very strong and engaging show providing a lot of eye candy. Be sure to visit the upstairs gallery and leave yourself enough time to taste it all!
Library Street Collective: 1260 Library St., Detroit; 313-600-7443; lscgallery.com