Scott Hocking leads trio of Detroit artists in new Cranbrook exhibit | The Detroit News

Bakpak Durden: Eye of HorusCranbrook Art Museum in the NewsJames Benjamin Franklin: Full CirclePress CoverageScott Hocking: Detroit Stories

Tagged: 2022, Andrew Blauvelt, Bakpak Durden, Cranbrook Art Museum, James Benjamin Franklin, Scott Hocking

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Detroit Artist Bakpak Durden Shines In This Season of Exhibits At Cranbrook Art Museum | BLAC Detroit

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Tagged: 2022, Bakpak Durden, Cranbrook Art Museum, Laura Mott

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Bakpak Durden: The Eye of Horus

Bakpak Durden: Eye of Horus

Bakpak Durden is a self-taught artist born and raised in Detroit. Durden’s hyperrealistic work draws upon diverse inspirations, including dramatic cinema and Dutch Baroque painting.The Eye of Horus is Durden’s first solo museum exhibition and the inaugural show of the Cranbrook Art Museum’s Fresh Paint series, which highlights new work from Detroit-based artists. The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol and concept thought to have healing and protective powers. In addition to its appearance in ceremonial rituals and mythology, the icon was also used in ancient mathematical and neurological contexts. For this exhibition, Durden explores the physiological and psychological functions relating to vision and the mind. Their new installation of paintings and sculpture poetically dissect the physical processes of vision, therein presenting the anatomical magic that goes into shaping emotion and identity. Surrounding the installation are selections of Durden’s paintings that primarily feature the artist in moments of reverie and introspection ...

Tagged: 2022, 2023, Bakpak Durden, Cranbrook Art Museum

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