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  • Gary Kulak

    Robert Kidd Gallery

    Gary Kulak is unusual among sculptors working in Detroit in that he is one of the few using raw industrial material—in his case, welded steel and automotive paint—in the manufacture of art objects. Even though Detroit has a preeminent place in the history of industry, the area’s sculptural practice tends either toward an academic use of traditional materials and methods—such as bronze casting—or a form of bricolage whereby urban detritus is recombined as art. Kulak’s work, on the other hand, comes out of post-Minimalism; the artist uses highly reductive images of chairs and buildings as analogic

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