It’s November, and the sound of the word “lemonade” is now a far cry from reality, especially with rumors of another brutal winter on the horizon. But fortunately for many Detroiters, we can start envisioning next summer through the works of world-renowned artist POSE (Jordan Nickel) as he makes his solo debut on the walls of Library Street Collective (LSC). The exhibition, entitled “Lemonade,” opens November 15, and is already generating a lot of positive buzz on social media.
Since making his transition from the streets to the gallery six years ago, Chicago-based artist POSE has exhibited his work around the world, including sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles.
As LSC partner Matthew Eaton puts it, “POSE paints stories that resonate well beyond the boundaries of his own experiences or the experience of any particular geography, and yet his newest work feels deeply rooted in a narrative with which
Detroit is intimately connected: The American Dream. Library Street Collective is honored to introduce this work to the public right here in Detroit.”
This event also marks a new beginning for LSC and the entire Detroit art community, as “Lemonade” coincides with the first-ever exhibition at Public Matter, an outdoor public exhibition located in the Belt, a newly redeveloped alley directly between the Z Lot and LSC. The Belt also features works from several international artists, including Tristan Eaton, Cleon Peterson, Roids and Vhils. POSE will christen Public Matter with a handful of large-scale murals separate from his work at “Lemonade.”
Public Matter is free and open to the public this Saturday, November 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Belt Alley, directly behind Library Street Collective. LSC will then open its doors from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for the “Lemonade” opening. LSC is located at 1260 Library Street in Detroit. For more information, please visit LSCGallery.com.