Thursday, September 27, 2007

John W. Sauvé

Steel and Glass
(Located in the Nevelson Court near the rear entrance to the building)

During a planning meeting for this exhibition, artist Jack Johnson relayed a story to me about growing up in Detroit not far from our location. As a kid, Jack had a paper route in the 12th and Clairmount area. On a Sunday morning in July 1967, Jack was delivering papers when the Detroit Riots broke out after a police raid on a “Blind Pig.” The “Intersection” sculpture is a brief narrative on Johnson’s experience that morning and its effect on his life as an accomplished Detroit artist.

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