Cranbrook Art Museum Tyrrell Winston “Tiger Stripes”

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Tyrrell Winston is quietly perfecting his game. Well known for his gridded assemblages made from found basketballs, the Detroit-based artist has ventured into a number of new studies, including collector’s editions, large-scale paintings , as well as a custom Reebok Question Mid and Club C 85.

Following his I salute you marie solo exhibition at the Library Street Collective, Winston is simultaneously presenting his first solo exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. “I’ve always been a sports fan, but when I started making art, seriously, I never really imagined that I would treat sports as a medium,” Winston said in a interview.

The last show tiger stripestakes its name from the fact that each tiger has its own unique set of stripes, which for the artist has been used as a metaphor to describe the unique identity, pride and heritage that many feel for their favorite sports team.

The exhibition presents a series of novelties Protective paints, which juxtapose panels lacquered in metallic automotive paint and found tarpaulins. Several of the paintings pay homage to Michigan sports through colors that evoke the Detroit Lions, the University of Michigan and their bitter rivals, Michigan State University.

tiger stripes is on view at Cranbrook Art Museum until September 25.

For more on the art, we spoke to Nadia Lee Cohen for the latest Through the Lens.

Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Avenue,
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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