Allie McGhee & Carole Harris

Rhythm, Repetition, and Vocab

July 20 – November 4, 2018

Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab presents Detroit artists Carole Harris and Allie McGhee together in homage to the harmony of their improvisational languages and to the city in which they found their voices. Harris and McGhee's distinct abstract aesthetic – having endured and evolved for more than 50 years – has brought the artists critical acclaim.


Harris is a fiber artist whose process emulates that of a painter, often revising her earlier decisions and doubling back in a medium that traditionally progresses linearly. McGhee is a painter who frees his canvases from their flatness through the kinetic energy created by using them not only as support, but almost as the subject. In diverging from tradition, these two Detroit veterans have converged on common ground. 


This exhibition kicks off the inaugural Detroit Art Week (DAW), a celebration of contemporary art and culture in Detroit, taking place July 20-22, 2018, organized by Amani Olu, DAW founding director. 


DAW logo

Image: Allie McGhee & Carole Harris © Kate Gowman