2017 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY™ took place during September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD.

As Above, So Below

24. As Above, So Below

LOCATION:  The Detroit Institute of Arts on John R at Kirby

As Above, So Below is a two-channel HD video installation with sound that uses everyday objects to depict parallels between the cosmic and subatomic realms. The piece draws from the notion of macrocosm/microcosm as originated by the 16th century theologian Robert Fludd. Macrocosm and microcosm are terms from religious esotericism that refer to a vision of the cosmos reflected within a smaller part of itself.

As Above, So Below illustrates the concept with materials such as aluminum foil, coffee grounds, and Styrofoam to draw parallels between micro and macro – the commonplace and the divine.

Cooper Holoweski’s work can also be found in an exhibition concurrent with DLECTRICITY at the College for Creative Studies’ Center Galleries. Cooper Holoweski: Basement Cosmos will be on display September 16-October 21, 2017. An opening reception will be held Friday, September 15, from 6-8 p.m.

Basement Cosmos is a multimedia exhibition that examines the relationship between human beings and the infinite expanse of space through banal, everyday objects. Materials are used to depict the origin and collapse of our universe, as well as our place within it.

Center Galleries is located in the Manoogian Visual Resource Center at 301 Frederick Douglass, Detroit, MI  48202. Gallery Hours are: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Free parking is available in the CCS parking structure located on Brush Street between Frederick Douglass and Ferry. Center Galleries is directed by DLECTRICITY Curatorial Committee member, Michelle Perron.



Artist Information

Cooper Holoweski

Cooper Holoweski

Cooper Holoweski is an artist working in video, sound, and print media. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has had residencies at Taller 99 in Santiago, Chile, Gallery Titanik in Turku, Finland, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2015 he was awarded the Media Residency at the Clocktower Gallery and the Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in NYC. Recent exhibitions include: Dead Air, Cohen Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI (2017), Failed Evolution, Spring Break Art Show, NYC (2017), Cannibal Universe, Clocktower Gallery at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY (2016), and Nostalgia and Obsolescence, Small Editions, Brooklyn, NY (2016). He currently lives in Detroit, Michigan.