October 29, 2011 - November 23, 2011

DTW to LAX: Austen, Beasley & Shaouni

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(b. 1967, Germany) earned his Meisterschüler degree from University of the Arts in Berlin. He moved to Detroit in 1998. He has exhibited internationally and nationally. In 2009, he was awarded an inaugural Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship.  Most recently his work was included in Art X at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). He currently teaches at Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University.

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Untitled, 2011

oil on canvas

75 x 60”


Sculpture & 2D

(b. 1985, Lynchburg, VA) received his BFA from Detroit’s College for Creative studies (CCS) in 2007. Shortly thereafter he co-founded, CAVE, an artist run gallery located in the Russell Industrial Center. His work is been exhibited nationally in group shows throughout Michigan and New York. He is currently a second year MFA candidate in sculpture at Yale University.

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R:  Untitled, 2011

glass, latex, oil painting, paper pulp and cast plastic

10.5 x 2.5”



(b. 1970, Highland Park, MI) attended Wayne State University working towards a degree in Fine Arts, but considers himself a self-taught photographer. In 2010, his photographs were included in the exhibition Corktown Works! at The Detroit Historical Museum; the exhibition focused on the economic and ethnic diversity of communities and neighborhoods.

Shaouni’s photographs have been featured in national magazine publications such as L.A. Weekly, The Atlantic, New York Post, Parade Magazine and Time.

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Untitled (old school), 2011

digital color print

24 x 36”

ed. of 2/3, 2 AP

Fresh from their west coast debut with TBD at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair,

TBD presents the work of

Hartmut Austen, Kevin Beasley & Marvin Shaouni

on view in Ferndale on October 29, 2011 through November 23, 2011

Art on view includes resin monoprint, painting, photography and sculpture