with special guest artist Taylor Stanislawski
Born and raised in Detroit in the mid 1960’s, SLAW has been exposed to a diverse range of cultures and lifestyles. With an opera singer for a mother and an artist as a father, it was inevitable that SLAW would inherit some form of creative talent.
After spending four years at College for Creative Studies, he ventured into the world of advertising. After several years in the field, SLAW decided to explore being an independent artist. He has had a studio at the Scarab Club as well as several other spots in and around Detroit. His art has been shown in galleries across the country, and his art can be found in several museums, including the Detroit Historical Museum. SLAW has been featured in several prominent national publications, including Crans, Jukstpose, and Art & Business News. Locally, he has been featured in Detroit MetroTimes and the Detroit Free Press. SLAW also has the distinct honor of being the only artist to host a solo show at the Roostertail. His work is described as 1960’s cocktail kitsch and pulp fiction with a dash of The Jetsons thrown in for humor.
Since Taylor Stanislawski, SLAW’s daughter, as a kid, she has been surrounded by artists and have since been experiencing life through the Detroit art scene. Both of her parents graduated from the College for Creative Studies and she followed right in their footsteps. Most of her work captures people's lives and their emotional expressions on a day to day basis. She is a big fan of vintage fashion from the 40s 50s and 60s and many of her female characters reflect on that. IG @taylorstanislawski
The Parducci Society:
2019 CRAFTSMANSHIPPING EXHIBIT
In the spirit of Detroit’s 318th birthday and it’s immense architectural history, we are asking artists to interpret architectural craftsmanship through art. The Parducci Society will display selected artwork during an exhibit and happy hour fundraiser on Detroit’s Birthday, July 24th, 2019 at the Detroit Shipping Company. The exhibit will run at Detroit Shipping Company from July 9, 2019 to July 28, 2019.
The Parducci Society is a 501c3 organization of architectural enthusiasts dedicated to studying and sharing their love of architectural ornamentation and craft. It was founded in 2012 by four Michigan residents who realized the architecture of their state, and Detroit in particular, needed to be further recognized and studied so current and future generations could appreciate its value and beauty.
Named for 20th-century sculptor and ornamentalist Corrado Parducci, an Italian-American immigrant who made his career in Detroit. In over six decades he completed nearly 600 commissions, yet his name is nearly forgotten. The Parducci Society will showcase not only historic architectural craft but also the architectural artists of today who make our world a more beautiful place.