The Bitters, “Fuck it”

On July 9, 2013


The Bitters Front

August 2 – 24, 2013
Reception: Friday, August 2nd, 7-10pm
Juror: Stephen William Schudlich

In all areas of life, occasions of expectation, trust or belief are often rewarded with letdown, lies and betrayal. Over time, this repetitive cycle can result in the development of mechanisms which aid in coping with ongoing disappointment. This exhibition looks to share examples of visual response generated by feelings of sarcasm, cynicism, and an overall disenchantment with things.

Please join us for an opening reception for the artists on Friday, August 2nd, 2013.

Exhibiting artists:

Bernie Brooks
Renee Couture
Skip Davis
Theresa Devine
Ryan Duggan
Monkey Teeth
Christopher Gideon
Kathy Halper
Erika Hess
Ian Huebert
Jesse Kassel
Elizabeth Leader
Rachelle Leskinen
Joe Levickas
Nicole Marroquin
Uncle Art
Ash Nowak
Sage Perrott
Rhett Gérard Poché
Andrea Roberts
Kayla Romberger
Johnny Sampson
Julia Sisson
Alan Skees
Ryan Standfest
Anna Van Schaap
Sandra Westley

Juror Stephen William Schudlich is the Director of Exhibitions for work •detroit, The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design’s (The University of Michigan) exhibition space for creative process, located in Detroit’s cultural center. He is responsible for helping to create and sustain a dialogue and engagement between the Stamps School and the arts communities of Detroit, the United States, and beyond. As an illustrator / designer, he has provided work for clients such as The New York Times, The Utne Reader, Comedy Central, and Scholastic. He has also worked with WGBH (Boston), Heineken, and Nike. His illustrations have been an integral part of the global eBay brand, and he illustrated the book The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, which was published by Scholastic and co-authored by Cambria Gordon and Laurie David, the Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth. His work has been included in The New York Art Directors Annual, Print, How, and the AIGA Design Annual and has been exhibited in numerous galleries including Gallery Project, The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, DAM, The Scarab Club, Paint Creek Center for the Arts and, in The Old Federal Building as part of the inaugural ArtPrize event in Grand rapids, MI. His work has found purchase within the collection of Valparaiso University as well as many private collections. His work is also included in exhibition catalogues and anthologies including Black Eye and Morose Delectation published by Rotland Press. Stephen also teaches graphic design/illustration at the College for Creative Studies.

All ages are welcome; however some artwork in this exhibition may not be suitable for young viewers.

The exhibition will run from August 2 – 24, 2013. This event is free and open to the public. Open gallery hours are Saturdays during exhibitions, noon-3pm, or by appointment. For more information, e-mail JenClare Gawaran at For a full schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit

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