Virtual Artist Salon: Demario Dotson and Queen Gabby
April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
We invite you to join us in this virtual gathering space for discovery, dialogue and the exchange of ideas.
This unique series focuses on the 2022 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awardees, featuring artists Demario Dotson and Queen Gabby. A presentation about their practices will be followed by a Q&A based conversation moderated by WDET’s Chris Campbell.
This program is a collaboration between Kresge Arts in Detroit and WDET and is part of Kresge Arts in Detroit’s mission to advance and showcase the work of Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awardees, provide space for growth and discovery, and further the connection between Kresge artists and the wider arts community.
[accessibility note: ASL interpretation will be provided during this event]
Demario Dotson is a native of Atlanta and a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he was the recipient of the 2020 Robert C. Larson Award. Dotson’s recent residencies and exhibitions include Queer.Archive.Work (Providence, RI) and Bread & Circus Gallery (Fort Wayne, IN). He is a part of the Mighty Real/Queer Detroit exhibition and will be featured in I Said What I Said at MOCADA Brooklyn. Dotson was commissioned to be a part of the Ann Arbor District Library’s BLM Mural Project and was highlighted by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts as an emerging Black artist to watch. He also contributed animation for Tiff Massey’s Get Big 1.0 as a part of the 2021 DLECTRICITY festival. Dotson will make his Detroit solo debut at What Pipeline in 2022.
Queen Gabby is the Queen of Detroit Jit. In her journey to push the development of Jit culture, Queen Gabby has performed in the opera Blue with the Detroit Opera and with Slippage at the Detroit Institute of Arts; showcased Jit in Paris, France; taught at universities across the country, including Wayne State University and the University of Michigan; choreographed for the Detroit Pistons; and has been featured on platforms such as Red Bull and Forbes Magazine. Queen Gabby’s mission is to shine a light on this city’s hidden gem and educate future generations about Detroit Jit.