Mojo on the Maumee

February 13, 2014

River House Arts in downtown Perrysburg is getting a taste of Detroit. Desafinado Detroit, an exhibition featuring works of four accomplished artists with lifelong ties to the Motor City opens Friday, February 14 5-8pm. The exhibition is a reunion of sorts, as all of the works creators share a connection to the late Jacques Karamanoukian. From 1970 until his death in 2002, the Paris born gallerist and curator galvanized a community of outsider artists in Southeastern Michigan championing their works through independent exhibitions in the US and Europe - and in his own galleries – Galerie Jacque in Ann Arbor and Zeitgeist in Detroit. Desafinado is the Portuguese word for “off-key” or “out of tune”- an apt reflection of show curator, John Elkerr’s intentions for this exhibition, "For me, off-key means a unique and intentional disruption. It forms around an unwillingness to follow blindly, and an ability to create enchanting but original disturbances."

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