We love the direction that POSE's work has gone in recent years, and this new show is no exception. Detroit fine art gallery Library Street Collective announces it will host the newest body of work by world-renowned artist POSE (Jordan Nickel). The exhibition, entitled “LEMONADE”, will run through December 5, 2014 at Library Street Collective’s downtown Detroit gallery. The LEMONADE opening coincides with the first-ever exhibition at Public Matter, an outdoor public exhibition located in the Belt, a newly redeveloped alley directly behind Library Street Collective. 


We love the direction that POSE's work has gone in recent years, and this new show is no exception. Detroit fine art gallery Library Street Collective announces it will host the newest body of work by world-renowned artist POSE (Jordan Nickel). The exhibition, entitled “LEMONADE”, will run through December 5, 2014 at Library Street Collective’s downtown Detroit gallery. The LEMONADE opening coincides with the first-ever exhibition at Public Matter, an outdoor public exhibition located in the Belt, a newly redeveloped alley directly behind Library Street Collective. The Belt also features permanent murals by a dozen international artists including Vhils, Cleon Peterson, Tristan Eaton, Dave Kinsey and Hush. POSE will christen Public Matter with a new body of large-scale work that is entirely separate from LEMONADE.

Continuing its tradition of showcasing work that is as culturally significant as it is globally relevant, Library Street Collective is pleased to announce it will host a brand new body of work by the internationally-recognized artist POSE (Jordan Nickel). Since making his transition from the streets to the gallery six years ago, POSE has exhibited work around the world, including recent sold-out exhibitions in New York City and Los Angeles. His exhibit at Library Street Collective, entitled “LEMONADE”, features 10 brand new paintings and more than a dozen collages that explore the ever-evolving notion of the American Dream and its sometimes tenuous relationship to an experienced American history.

It’s neither coincidental nor ironic that the Chicago born-and-bred artist is premiering his newest body of work in Detroit. As POSE notes, “I drew a lot of inspiration from the booms and crashes of American cities like Detroit. Painting for more than half of my life has left me with a wealth of experiences in the failure and triumphs of human beings in these cities. These failures and triumphs are the foundation for this body of work.”

The Detroit connection is not lost on Library Street Collective partner Matthew Eaton, who notes “POSE paints stories that resonate well beyond the boundaries of his own experiences or the experience of any particular geography, and yet his newest work feels deeply rooted in a narrative with which Detroit is intimately connected: The American Dream. Library Street Collective is honored to introduce this work to the public right here in Detroit.”


LEMONADE by POSE
260 Library Street, Detroit, MI 48226