Soft Focus, Curated by Ellie Rines

Opening February 3rd, 6-8PM

Feb 03—Mar 17, 2018

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Al Freeman, Alex Da Corte and Amanda Ross-Ho. Installation View Photo credit: Clare Gatto.
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Installation View. Photo credit: Clare Gatto
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Amanda Ross-Ho and Ei Arakawa. Installation View. Photo credit: Clare Gatto
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Amanda Ross-Ho and Nikita Gale. Installation View. Photo credit: Clare Gatto

Detroit, MI – Reyes Projects is pleased to announce two new group exhibitions opening on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Soft Focus, guest curated by New York-based gallerist Ellie Rines, will transform the lower level of the gallery with an array of structural artifacts.

For Soft FocusEllie Rines has tapped Alex Da Corte, Al Freeman, Nikita Gale, Mike Kelley, Ei Arakawa, and Amanda Ross-Ho. These six conceptual artists create unique soft structural works that are informed by their relationships to everyday objects and popular culture. Each speaks a radically different language of form, and the show aims to put these visual artifacts in dialogue — as a nod to the lifetimes that objects take on beyond the factory and artist’s studio.



Reyes Projects was established by Terese Reyes in 2017, Reyes Projects is a contemporary art gallery in  Birmingham, Michigan. The gallery occupies a 4,600 square foot space in the newly-renovated landmark Wachler Jewelry building on Old Woodward Avenue. Reyes Projects will reveal five exhibitions a year dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. It is with such presentations that the gallery seeks to reveal a profile both internationally renowned and regional in dialogue. Collaborating with local patrons and institutions alike, the gallery hopes to continue to diversify and strengthen Detroit’s arts community. For more information, please visit



Erin Pinover, Cultural Counsel