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Nylon 6 66 by John Sauve

  • Grand On River 5001 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI, 48208 United States (map)

Grand on River welcomes Detroit -based artist John Sauvé.  John Sauvé uses industrial plastic to create relief, free standing, pedestal, and outdoor sculpture.

“John Sauvé’s sculptures stem from a tradition in modern art of using found objects and industrially fabricated materials,” said Ute Weingarten, Art Historian, “Sauvé’s work incorporates elements of drawing, architecture, and print making. The transformation of prosaic materials into spectacular and beautiful forms suggests multiple readings ranging from issues of labor and industry to the human condition.”

The sculptures – some of which appear to be figurative, others abstract – also have an ominous aspect suggesting the proliferation and persistence of industrial waste. Over a dozen works will be presented at  Nylon 6 66: John Sauvé

The opening reception will be held on Friday May 19th at 7 PM at Grand on River located at 5001 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI, 48208, 313-355-0554

 “Sauvé began his career making sculpture in the 1980s, and continues to emphasize the connections between life, movement, and his artworks. He is a highly talented artist, working with a difficult, tactile medium. The human-scale, industrious nature of his work in contrast to the pristine, clean marble of the building will be inspiring,” said Weingarten. “The sculptures are powerful and starkly contrast the space they will be in. This will be a strong exhibition and invoke strong reactions.”

More information here.

Earlier Event: May 13
ATROPHY: Final Edition
Later Event: July 14
Documenting Detroit