2014 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY is Detroit’s nighttime festival of art + light that featured over 35 world-renowned and emerging artists whose cutting-edge works of art illuminated Midtown Detroit in 2014, from the Detroit Institute of Arts down to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This two-night “Nuit Blanche” festival was scheduled for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 in Midtown Detroit from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Saturday night also featured the DLECTRICITY Light Bike Parade where thousands of cyclists biked a 4-mile route through Midtown Detroit, adding extra light and energy to the streets. Weekend programming also included artist talks and performances. DLECTRICITY is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and is free to the public.

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The Nature Of Things

32. The Nature Of Things

The Nature of Things is an animation and video installation comprised entirely of images taken directly from the paintings of American artist Thomas Everett Green. The work is inspired by biology and contemporary microscopic photography, and explores the patterns and cycles of how destructive forces in nature slowly creep in, settle, take over, and destroy a surrounding. Furthermore, The Nature of Things reverses the space relationship between the individual and the microscopic specimen, forcing the individual to question the importance of the specimen and renegotiate their preconceived ideas on beauty.

Artist Credit

Thomas Everett Green

Thomas Everett Green

Thomas Everett Green (b. 1970) explores biology and microscopic photography through painting, sculpture, and video installations referencing nature. He holds a  BFA from Middle Tennessee StateUniversity, and an MFA from Memphis College of Art, where he was the 2012-2013 recipient of the Hohenberg Fellowship, and currently works as an adjunct instructor. His work has been shown in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Seattle, and the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. He worked as curator for the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro Tennessee 2011 and 2012 and has contributed to publications including Taxi Art Magazine of Guadalajara, Mexico and Number: Inc. an independent journal of the Arts for Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Currently, he works as an independent curator, president, and host of the online publication Featherjett Fine Arts. He was recently included in the 2014 Bumbershoot music festival, and in the collections of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.