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'The N-Word: Paintings by Peter williams' in ART IN AMERICA

The Rotland Press publication "The N-Word: Paintings by Peter Williams" was listed as #1 in Art in America's round-up of the five "most significant artworks produced" in Detroit in 2016.

'A SHAMEFUL enlightenment' Exposition + Book Release, march 11, 2017!

An exhibition and book release occasioned by the publication of "BLACK EYE No. 3," showcasing five of the contributing artists who are based in Detroit: Lucy Cahill, Mark Dancey, Francis Kulikowski, John Maggie and S. William Schudlich. Each artist will be exhibiting recent work made for Rotland Press. At Popps Packing, Hamtramck, Michigan.

Opening reception: Saturday March 11, 6-9pm. Runs to April 8.

'DETROIT SEQUENTIAL' exposition + book release, April 7, 2017!

Occasioned by the publication of “Detroit Sequential,” a tabloid-sized newspaper anthology of comic strips created by over 60 Detroit writers and artists, this exhibition will present a selection of the original works that were made for the project, with the intention of being reproduced on the printed page. Each contributor responded to the idea of the “daily strip”—a black and white horizontal sequence of four to six panels that was the format used in the comic strip pages of many American newspapers during weekday editions. By using this format, there is a focus on what comics can do best: compression and cheapness. Time is collapsed into a small space and the cost of printing is kept to a minimum with black and white reproduction.  Contributors used this basic parameter as a “rubber frame,” exploring issues of identity, geography and history. Copies of “Detroit Sequential” will be available for purchase. At Signal-Return Printing Shop, Detroit, Michigan, as part of the "Power of the Press Fest."

Opening reception: Friday April 7, 6-9pm.