For this immersive installation Tyree Guyton has transformed the gallery space into a specific subsect of the original Detroit neighborhood that he has developed and cared for over the past (nearly) 40 years. Guyton produces work through the divination of a spiritual world, in service of a broader community, He allows his collected objects to speak to him, after which point he works to create new assemblages and paintings that speak back to his world.
Tyree Guyton (b. 1955 Detroit, MI) studied at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan; he received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Art from the College of Creative Studies in 2009, and an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in 2016. In 2018 he was the recipient of the White Columns/ Shoot The Lobster Award. He currently lives and works in Detroit, MI.
Select exhibitions include: “Love, Sam,” Martos Gallery, New York, NY (2019); “2+2=8: Thirty Years of Heidelberg”, MOCAD, Detroit, MI (2018); “Paradise”, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2018); NADA Miami, FL (2018); “What Time Is It? Tyree Guyton, New Work”, Gallery DAAS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2015); “Spirit”, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI (2014); and “Faces of God on Fire”, Cue Foundation, New York, NY (2013)
Select public collections include: the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; Perez Museum, Miami FL; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.
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