Essay'd Vol. III by Lauren Semivan

Excited to announce an essay about my work by Dennis Nawrocki will be included in Essay'd Vol. III, a collection of writing about Detroit artists to be published by Wayne State Press in September, 2018. Read the full essay here

"Who, after all, can resist Semivan’s avowal to fathom the inner recesses of the human vessel: “I consider photography to be both a tool for escape, and an instrument for self-knowledge: a door into the dark.” There, in darkness and solitude, eye-opening epiphanies, dramas, enigmas, and more await."  - Dennis Nawrocki, Essay'd Vol. III.

"Door into the Dark" reviewed by Clara Degalan for Detroit Art Review by Lauren Semivan

"Semivan’s works have always felt, to me, like poems- narrative, balanced from top to bottom, musical in rhythm, expanding quietly into the psyche. Her new work, currently on view at David Klein Gallery in Detroit, feels similar, and deeply different. What was once an open-ended narrative has become a closed loop, meter circling in on itself, flowering in dark and solitude, like prima materia in an alchemist’s vitrine." - Clara Degalan, Detroit Art Review

Read the full review by Clara Degalan here.