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contemporary art from the
"Growth 5": Black and white, cell-like shapes represent the artist's theme
in his series "Growth Patterns."
October 29, 2003-January 18, 2004
FREE with museum admission.
This exhibition has been organized by the DaimlerChrysler Collection
and the Detroit Institute of Arts and is made possible by a generous
grant from the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, the Michigan
Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the City of Detroit.
"Growth 9"• "Growth can be a good thing and a bad thing," says the artist.
ed to return to England because he
didn't feel comfortable enough using
Hebrew as his academic language.
After earning a bachelor's degree at
Kingston University, located in a
suburb. of London, he took the sug-
gestion of a teacher who recom-
mended a Cranbrook program. With
his master's degree in hand in 1979,
Bouskila began designing furniture
and stayed with that work for eight
years to support his artistic projects.
"I sold my landscapes through gal-
leries for 15 years and did some
teaching," Bouskila says. "Since my
wife died, I shifted to abstract and
have done restoration work for
Bouskila's late wife, Lynn
Farnsworth, was a video artist. At
the time of her death, she had been
studying for a doctoral degree in
"I spent a lot of time thinking
about cells and growth after she
became ill," says Bouskila about his
current series. "I thought how
growth can be a good thing and a
bad thing, and that was a spring-
board for using the images of cell
The artist, who had his bar mitz-
vah in England but has turned away
from ritual since then, has written
short pieces about his projects and is
trying to expand his literary com-
mitment by writing a novel explor-
ing art and artists. His theme is
"I work all day as if I were at a
formal job," the painter says. "I am
in my studio six or seven days a
"Growth Patterns" will be on
view Nov. 7-Dec. 20 at Center
Galleries, 301 Frederick
Douglass, in Detroit. The exhibit
opens with a reception 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6. Gallery hours
are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-
Saturdays. (313) 664-7800.
DaimierChrysier Corporation Fund
Andy Warhol, Mercedes-Benz Formel-Rennwagen W 125,
1937, 1986. DaimlerChrysler Collection © 2003 Andy
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / ARS, New York
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