Cranbrook Art Museum Opens Homebody

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New Exhibition Examines Our Relationship to Home

Collage of artwork images from upcoming exhibition, "Homebody". Artworks are paintings, photographs, and sculptures.
Clockwise from L: Dominic Palarchio, Untitled, 2020; Corine Vermeulen, Melissa and Noah, 2009; Dessislava Terzieva, Physics of Sorrow, 2020; Jessika Edgar, Get Into The Light Where You Belong, 2021; Martha Mysko, What To Do With Windows, 2021.

January 26, 2022 – June 19, 2022

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Jan. 20, 2022 – On January 26, 2022, Cranbrook Art Museum will open the new exhibition Homebody, which examines our relationship to the concept of “home.” Featuring nearly 30 works from 20 artists with connections to Detroit, the exhibition looks to unpack the layers of home by placing artistic interpretations of the emotionally complex word in conversation. It will be on view through June 19, 2022.

Artists featured include Tyanna Buie, Jason Carter, Mitch Cope, Lorena Cruz, Jessika Edgar, Sophie Eisner, Mario Moore, Martha Mysko, Dominic Palarchio, Rachel Pontious, Amy Fisher Price, Farah Al Qasimi, Jessica Rohrer, Victoria Shaheen, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, Dessislava Terzieva, Corine Vermeulen, Meredith Walker, Ricky Weaver, and Renee Willoughby.

Several artists abstract and reimagine traditional objects of comfort and utility, tapping into the complex relationship between the domestic space and capitalistic society. Home is also considered from national and ethnographic points of view through works that explore perspectives that straddle two homes, often a world apart. Artists also investigate technologies used in the home which continuously open borders between public and private realms. Others contemplate home from a more bodily perspective, showing how we find belonging in our own skin and the spaces we inhabit.

“Throughout quarantine, we have become intimately familiar with our domestic spaces,” says Kat Goffnett, Assistant Curator of Collections and the exhibition’s curator. “Traditionally, we link home to the warm, loving, and familiar. Too much time at home, however, has served as a destabilizing force. Homebody seeks to address questions sparked by this overfamiliarity through the work of artists investigating issues of domesticity and belonging from a variety of perspectives.”

Homebody is organized by Cranbrook Art Museum and curated by Kat Goffnett, Assistant Curator of Collections at Cranbrook Art Museum.

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