Transcending Origins

Detroit, Michigan, (July 21, 2014). The Heidelberg Project (HP) introduces POST-HAB, an inventive epithet for a new art gallery experience. David Bandlow will be the first featured artist in the Number House’s POST-HAB gallery with his exhibition of new work, “Transcending Origins”. An August 1st Open House Mixer will reveal Bandlow’s curious exploration of universal symbols, icons and touchstones, in this premier exhibit. “Transcending Origins” will be on display through August 22, 2014.

POST-HAB, more closely defined, is what a space becomes when it no longer serves its original, intended purpose. At The Heidelberg Project, the Number House is no longer a conventional living space, but instead, a vibrant home for artwork. The spirit of the organization’s former Emerging Artist Program is being re-directed to include POST-HAB as a platform for advancing the emerging art discourse in Detroit. The goal: challenging Detroit’s emerging talent with a curated exhibit opportunity to explore topics and themes of Art in a living context.

For Bandlow, the Heidelberg Project was an early seed of inspiration, transcending formal, social and artistic constructs. “The un-struck chord was sounded, carrying notes of our innate ability to transcend the dictations of condition and society,” Bandlow explains. “Cultures, indeed, civilizations, have been built, one upon the other, using the detritus and resources left behind by more experienced forms of existence.” In “Transcending Origins”, Bandlow invites us to contemplate physical expressions of renewal and transformation because to him, the art is as mysterious as the personal.

The exhibit’s August 1st Open House will run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, hosting a live DJ and Guerilla Foods' vegan food truck, “Pink Flamingo”, alongside complimentary beer from Blue Moon Brewery.

“Transcending Origins” opens in the POST-HAB Gallery on August 1st, 2014, with an Open House from 5:30 to 8:30pm, and runs through August 22, 2014. POST-HAB is located inside the Number House at 3632 Heidelberg St, Detroit, 48207. Donations are greatly appreciated.

The Heidelberg Project is a 501(c) 3 Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Our mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and improve the social and economic health of their greater community.