SWEET TOOTH : A Solo Exhibition by Michelle Tanguay at LePop

LePop is coming back from summer hiatus with a sugary sweet solo show by Detroit artist, Michelle Tanguay. Visitors can expect a veritable candyland of color and sass to brighten West Huron this fall.

Drawing inspiration from her time at College for Creative Studies, Tanguay and friend, Nina Marcus-Kurlonko, began curating art shows as Pop Up Detroit in 2010. In spite of having represented over 60 artists from the Metro Detroit area, this is her first solo show and she’s been feverishly working to put the finishing touches on some new oil paintings in time for the opening.

Recently, Tanguay has participated in the Red Bull House of Art, has been featured in the Examiner, and the Red Bull Bulletin. In her latest series of portraits Tanguay, explores her unhealthy obsession with candy. Tanguay’s love of sugary sweets has landed her in the dentist’s chair a handful of times in the last few months, resulting in two root canals, 8 fillings, and a room full of effervescent paintings.

LePop is a traveling pop-up art gallery intended to breathe new life into underutilized corporate spaces available for lease or sale. This series of art exhibitions takes place in the former MyBuys space in the Comerica building at 101 N. Main St in downtown Ann Arbor and feature the work of up and coming artists who specialize in cutting edge art across a variety of media.

LePop will open with a celebration on the evening of October 19th from 8 p.m. until midnight. In typical Charlie LaCroix style, there will be a variety of refreshments and sweets to compliment a night of art and entertainment by Detroit’s own Girls Gone Vinyl. This is a free event.

Those who can’t make it out for opening night will still have a chance to indulge; Sweet Tooth will run October 19th through November 24th, during regular gallery hours: Tuesday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and weekends by appointment. Charlie LaCroix invites the community to inquire about holding your next holiday party, fashion show, reality TV audition and more at LePop.

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