Matthew Zivich
Empires & Enclaves

February 10 - March 25, 2017
Opening Friday, February 10, 6-9 PM

Matthew Zivich, Untitled (860 Lake Shore Drive), 1989 (detail). Acrylic paint, HO scale models, wood and illustration board on foam core.

What Pipeline is happy to present Empires & Enclaves, a selection of paintings and sculptures by Matthew Zivich. Works include the "Architectural Model" sculptures from the late 1980s and the caulk painting series, "Leviathans," from 2000-2009.

"The five architectural models date from approximately 1987 to 1989 and appear to be typical examples of preliminary, scale-model buildings. Included are representations of iconic modern structures such as Mies van der Rohe's 860 Lake Shore Drive and Phillip Johnson's Glass House; and an anonymous government building from Munich during the Third Reich. Fictitious structures include a cenotaph for Mussolini made for an imaginary competition sponsored by the city of Milan, Italy, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Il Duce's death; and finally, Enclaves is an urban depiction initially inspired by the bombardment of Sarajevo during the breakup of Yugoslavia.

The caulk paintings in the "Leviathan" series represent warships that were instrumental as precursors to revolution or invasion, created using a non-traditional medium such as household caulk. Included in this series are Untitled (Potemkin), Untitled (Aurora), Untitled (Maine), and Untitled (Mystery Sub)." - Matthew Zivich

Matthew Zivich (b. 1937, East Chicago, IN) is a Professor of Art at Saginaw Valley State University. He received a MFA from Indiana University in 1964 where he studied with William Bailey and James McGarrell. He has been a frequent exhibitor and prize winner in regional exhibits including at the Work:Detroit and Work:Ann Arbor galleries, and has been a winner of several University of Michigan Alumni Show jury prizes including a top award at the 2016 exhibit.

Off site at Cave Detroit:

“Eric Schmid is an Idiot”
January 21 - February 18, 2017

A group show organized by Kavita B Schmid (Chicago) and What Pipeline (Detroit), hosted by Cave (Detroit).

Opening Saturday, January 21, 7 - 11 PM
with performances by Andy Ortmann, Charlie Draheim, DJ Bando, Liz Wendelbo, Madeline Kuzak

The Russell Industrial Center
1604 Clay St.
Detroit, MI 48211

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Aaron Kaplan
Adrian Rew
Aleksander Hardashnakov
Alex Dolan
Alex Goodman
Alissa McKendrick
Alivia Zivich
Andy Schumacher
Andy Ortmann
Anna Feigenbaum
Anoushe Shoja
Bailey Scieszka
Begum Yasar
Ben Morgan-Cleveland
Ben Schumacher
Bradley Kronz
BD Pack
Camilla Fimbres
Carlos Reyes
Crystal Palmer
Connor Camburn
Daniel Sperry
David Flaugher
Deanna Havas
Dustin Hodges
Dylan Spaysky
Eirik Saether
Eli Ping
Elizabeth Englander
Ellie de Verdier
Emma McMillan
Eric Schmid
Graham Vunderink
Hannah Jones
Haydée Marin-Lopez
Heike-Karin Foell
Irina Lotarevich
Isaac Pool
Jason Matthew Lee
Jasper Spicero
Jeff Joyal
Jen Wang
Jonathan Gean
John Olson
Julia Rothblatt
Juliette Blightman
Karla Borecky
Kate Sansom
Kubiat Nnamdie
Laura Hunt
Laura Langer
Lauren Burns-Coady
Leif Ritchey
Lillian Paige Walton
Liz Wendelbo
Luis Miguel Bendaña
Marc Kokopeli
Marlie Mul
Marlous Borm
Matthew Angelo Harrison
Matthew Luther
Max Brand
Max Guy
Michael Pollard
Michelle Di Menna
Nate Young
Nolan Simon
Olivia Erlanger
Paul Heyer
Patia Borja
Peter Friel
Rachelle Rahme
Rochelle Goldberg
Sam Franklin
Sam Grossinger
Sean McCann
Ser Serpas
Simon Denny
Stefan Tcherepnin
Valerie Keane
Veit Laurent Kurz
Win McCarthy
Wolfgang Mueller
Yngve Holen