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Depth of Field: feat. Sheila Nicolin, Jackson Joyce + Michael Polakowski

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“Depth of Field” explores the interaction between physical & mental space featuring Sheila Nicolin, Jackson E. Joyce + Michael Polakowski.

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“Depth of Field” is an exhibition exploring the interaction between physical and mental space. Featuring new works by Sheila Nicolin, Jackson E. Joyce and Michael Polakowski, the exhibit challenges the nature of the mundane versus full-color experiences through a surrealist lens. Through brightly-colored and unsettlingly off-kilter images of the everyday, all three painters create emotive works that question the division between presence and dissociation; distraction and connection; day-dreaming and memory.

Sheila Nicolin is a Detroit-based painter with an emphasis on portraiture and pattern, whose work explores the very human struggle to find intimate connection. She is a PLAYGROUND DETROIT 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellow 2020, and in 2021 had her debut solo exhibition at UUU Art Collective in Rochester, NY and an artist residency at Google. Her work has been showcased by booooooom, Supersonic Art and The Metropolitan, and she has worked with corporate clients including The Platform, Broder & Sachse, and Walmart. She is a graduate from College for Creative Studies (2018).

Jackson E. Joyce is an illustrator and painter based in Brooklyn, New York, and a 2018 graduate from RISD. Jackson’s work has been showcased by booooooom, Ballpit Mag, Juxtapoz and It’s Nice That. He has illustrated for clients including NBC News and the Washington Post, and just concluded a group show at Galleria D’arte in Imola, Italy. He is currently showcasing work with Uprise NYC.

Michael Polakowski is a Detroit-based painter whose practice rests on the intersection between gallery painting and large-scale murals. He has worked with commercial clients like Quicken Loans, Hour Magazine and Narratively Illustrated, and he has participated in Murals in the Market and the Bright Walls Mural Festival. He is graduate of College for Creative Studies, (2017) and most recently, participated in the Fall 2019 Red Bull Artist Residency.


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When I'm Alone, Sheila Nicolin, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2021


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Vague Worries, Jackson Joyce, Acrylic on wood panel, 30 x 30 inches, 2021


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When I'm Alone, Sheila Nicolin, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2021

The exhibition will be on view by appointment with viewing hours at 2845 Gratiot Avenue though July 17th.

PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, July 11th

7-10PM

PUBLIC VIEWING HOURS (By Appointment)

FRIDAY, SATURDAY + SUNDAY 12-4PM

*Due to COVID-19, we are implementing safety precautions to protect visitors. Masks MUST be worn while inside the venue at all times and social distancing will be strictly enforced. Please respect others space and allow 6 feet of distance between yourself and others. Capacity will be strictly enforced to maintain space for social distancing.*

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT is a creative agency and gallery based in Detroit, Michigan.

PLAYGROUND DETROIT’s mission is to support and develop opportunities both for creative professionals, artists and residents in order to enhance and sustain Detroit’s creative economy. 

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