Wasserman Projects, a brand new gallery at Eastern Market, debuted its 5,000 square-foot display space with a pavilion by Miami Beach architect Nick Gelpi and painter Markus Linnenbrink. Detroit artist Jon Brumit planned the new gallery's first outdoor installation, that includes something Wasserman Projects calls a "sonorous grain silo." Founder Gary Wasserman has big plans for the bold new space, including interactive art, concerts and opportunities for visitors to see how art is made by checking out the gallery's 2,000 square-foot "process" area.
The newly developed gallery, making national news already, plans to offer programming that incorporates "the concept and development of work from emerging artists and designers." This ambitious new entry into Detroit's exploding art and design scene will also include art chickens. Live ones. Sadly, the birds don't come home to roost until fall of 2016, when the gallery opens its permanent installation of Belgian artist Koen Vanmechlen's Cosmopolitan Chicken Project. In addition to the installation's art elements, it will also offer a breeding
￼￼space and egg and mushroom cultivation.
"This center grew out of our excitement over the growth, vibrancy, and creative energy in Detroit," founder Gary Wasserman said in a statement. "We look forward to joining the host of institutions, organizations, and individuals that continue to promote our city's rich history of arts and culture."
·Wasserman Projects [Wasserman Projects]
·Gary Wasserman on His New Gallery and Art's Role in Detroit [Curbed National]
·Wasserman to Open New Art Gallery in Eastern Market [Curbed Detroit]
·Cosmopolitan Chicken Project [Koen Vanmechlen]