TALKING DOLLS STUDIO



Current Exhibition

  1. TEIKAUT ︎︎︎


MDW Fair

SUMMER 2022
  1. Atlas
  2. Assembly


Past Exhibitions
OG 2022  
  1. Reuben Telushkin

IR 2021
  1. Lindsay Skvarek
  2. Yuming Song
  3. Jingying Su

OG 2021
  
  1. Aaron Jones

IR 2020
  1. Violet Luczak 
  2. Ciaran McQuiston
  3. Rachel DeBoard

IR 2019
  1. Laura Gibson
  2. Rebekah Sweda 


Talking Dolls

Info ︎︎︎
The mission of Talking Dolls is to empower our northeast Detroit neighborhood through justice-focused initiatives. We create a nexus of progressive art and community-led activism through access to our shop, artist studios, and gallery space for workshops, performances and celebration. It is led by co-directors Wes Taylor, Ron Watters, and Andrea Cardinal.

Mark





OPENING SEPTEMBER 18, 1–4PM
GALLERY HOURS SEPTEMBER 19 & 25, 1–4PM


7145 E. DAVISON ST. DETROIT, MI 48212  
︎︎︎ MASKS REQUIRED ︎︎︎



Web Model Dot Space is a suspended, bell-like dome that graphically represents the interior of an existing Detroit church as a floating, immersive, performative venue. Viewers become active participants as they enter the overhanging structure and become enveloped by its phenomenal nature.

The environment incorporates looping tracks composed by musical luminary Waajeed. Entitled “Worship Tones,” the music is derived from legacies and experiences within the Black Church and therefore both draws upon and inspires certain religious themes. The mash-up of musical scores within represented, existing architectures is meant to stoke a deeper and more critical engagement of both elements.


Web Model Dot Space becomes an entry point, or portal, to critical dialogue around how existing spaces can facilitate visionary use. Our everyday built environment is filled with static, ancient architectures and institutions that symbolize a kind of permanence. The viewer steps inside this shift in place; an experience that prompts consideration of how inclusive these sites have historically been in terms of diversity of people, methodologies, and thinking. Project interpretation is provided by Wesley Taylor via his essay ‘Referendum at Play’.