Scott Hocking Documents What We Leave Behind

. September 10, 2019.

“Finding the beauty in everything” isn’t a cliche that Detroit-based artist Scott Hocking concerns himself with. Not everything is beautiful, and, most importantly, beauty isn’t everything. Instead, Hocking cares about impact and evidence, asking: what do the things we leave behind say about us? In his photo series Shipwrecks, Hocking documents the surprising “preponderance of abandoned boats, forlorn vessels, orphaned vehicles, and stranded objects found— and often illegally dumped— throughout Detroit.” See his series, on view through October 6, at the Owens Community College Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. Beginning September 15, the gallery will also host ¡Creativo!, an exhibit of works by local Latino art students and community members. The exhibit, made in partnership with the Sofia Quintero Art & Culture Center to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, will be on view in the Heritage Hall through October 15.

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