The Detroit art scene is flourishing with the local talent and national talent who have come to showcase their work in the “renaissance city.” Library Street Collective (LSC), known for curating the “Z Lot,” hosting world-renowned artists and showcasing the work of graffiti artists Revok and Pose in Dubai, is not letting off the gas anytime soon.
Following a successful showing in New York City last month, New York’s Sam Friedman will bring his trademark work to LSC this Saturday for his first solo showing in Detroit. Many of you will recognize the artist’s work from the recently-completed “Z Lot.” His work on the second floor, “Night Driveway,” is a colorful abstract that allows the viewers to “roams the halls of the imagination.”
According to world-famous artist KAWS, “This latest series of paintings brings together all of Sam’s obsessive gradient language of line work to a new level. The paintings are sooth yet chaotic in the best way.”
Drawing distinct inspiration from the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Sol LeWitt, Friedman showcases his abstract depictions on the canvas as he creates colorful linear images that resonate far beyond the works he created for the “Z Lot.” Friedman’s work is an open invitation into his fantastic landscapes filled with loosely-assembled, yet vibrant flora and tropical sunsets that compel the viewer to sit back, relax and take it all in.
“Easy” will be free and open to the public this Saturday, May 12, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET for an opening reception. If you cannot make it on Saturday, the exhibit will be up until July 10. Library Street Collective is located at 1260 Library Street in Detroit. For more information please visit LSCGallery.com