July 27, 2017

Cooper Holoweski Returns to Detroit Roots!

Cooper Holoweski returns to his Detroit roots for a second Dlectricity!

In 2014, Cooper screened his project “Katabasis,” a 40-minute video landscape accompanied by audio that explores themes of death and rebirth. Since then, he has been the recipient of a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency and a Clocktower Gallery Media Art Residency (both in 2015).

Holoweski released a series of prints, “Recent Antiquities,” in 2016. Printed and published by Holoweski at the Lower East Side Printshop, he won the May/June 2017 Prix de Print in Art in Print.

Holoweski will be presenting “As Above, So Below” this year at Dlectricity, a two-channel video installation that draws on the concept of macrocosm and microcosm. Using materials such as aluminum foil, coffee grounds and Styrofoam, Holoweski compares the commonplace and the divine.

Concurrent with Dlectricity, Holoweski’s work will be shown in a solo exhibition at the College for Creative Studies’ Center Galleries. Cooper Holoweski: Basement Cosmos is a multimedia installation using everyday objects to explore the relationship between human beings and space.

“This dynamic exhibition of Cooper Holoweski’s new video work at CCS will compliment his DLECTRICITY project and give viewers an even deeper immersion into his explorations of the universe and humankind,” said Michelle Perron, director of Center Galleries and Dlectricity Curatorial Committee member. Basement Cosmos opens at the Center Galleries September 16 and runs through October 21—be sure to check it out! (301 Frederick Douglass, Detroit, MI 48202)

Holoweski’s work will be on view on the Detroit Institute of Arts John R façade at Kirby—thanks again to the DIA for hosting this project!

Check out a Space Gallery interview with Holoweski about his work here!

Check out his website here!