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Sight Unseen Looks at "Never Normal" Exhibition at Wasserman Projects Featuring 21 Academy Alumni

November 24th, 2020

Karen Lee & Brett Evans (table and vessels), Simon Anton (pallet), Sunny Kim (light). Photo: Clare Gatto

Sight Unseen takes a look at the exhibition Never Normal, currently on view at Wasserman Projects.

“All of the show’s 30 participating designers and artists have ties to Detroit, whether they’re currently based there, worked there in the past, or studied there — in many cases at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, also Wong’s alma mater. With its ethos of experimentation and its interdisciplinary approach, Cranbrook was a furnace for early modernism; Ray and Charles Eames met there, Harry Bertoia and Florence Knoll trained there, Eero Saarinen taught there, and Eliel Saarinen directed and built there. Now it’s the furnace feeding the growing Detroit scene, of which Never Normal is an ambitious snapshot.”

Academy alumni included in the exhibition:

  • Simon Anton (3D Design ’20)
  • Ayako Aratani (3D Design ’16) and Evan Fay (3D Design ’16), founders of Aratani Fay
  • Joonghan Bae (3D Design ’20)
  • Ebitenyefa Baralaye (Ceramics ’16)
  • Aaron Blendowski (3D Design ’06)
  • Dee Clements, founder of Studio Herron (3D Design ’20)
  • Elise Dechard (Architecture ’17), Sophie Yan (3D Design ’17), and Kapish Kaur Cheema (Architecture ’19) of End Studio
  • Mark Dineen (3D Design ’13)
  • Kyle Joseph (3D Design ’20)
  • Sunny Kim (3D Design ‘)
  • Pheobe Kuo (3D Design ’19)
  • Karen Lee (3D Design ’20) + Brett Evans (Ceramics ’20)
  • Annie Meyer (3D Design ’21)
  • Michael Neville (3D Design ’14)
  • Cody Norman (3D Design ’20)
  • Joseph Parr (3D Design ’19)
  • Hayden Richer (Ceramics ’18)

Read more about the Never Normal exhibition from Sight Unseen here.