Oppidanal Drift investigates the movement of Detroit's population northward on Woodward from 1701 to 1967 based on race and economic status. The 1967 uprising in Detroit has often been described as the turning point of Detroit's community/economic health. However, many historians point to the census of 1940 as an indicator of a major slowdown in Detroit's development. This trend was artificially reversed by an influx of workers for the war efforts of World War II and the following post-war boom.
Deb King is a Detroit-based artist/publisher whose work rises out of her history in performance art (1973-1984). She is a partner in Past Tents Press (founded by Dennis Teichman and Paul Schwartz )and is the founder, director and arts editor of mark(s) online journal for the arts - http://www.markszine.com.
Upcoming exhibitions include The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces, a traveling show curated by Jennifer Heath and Harvest at Alley Culture in Detroit.