Tiff Massey is about that life. She is a Detroiter through and through. She liked Belle Isle before the state took it over, and will tell you that just because they renamed Cass Corridor as Midtown, it “doesn’t mean you can treat it like Royal Oak”. The 2015 Kresge Fellow says that the people positively impacting culture in Detroit are the natives, and people who are vested in the city, not invested. She started as a scientist, and now she’s here, creating a bag made of scraps from the automotive industry. Her body of work is sculptural. often wearable, and always bold. She is excited to be working with leather for this project, because it’s an unforgiving material where all marks have to be intentional, because they are final. Tell everyone and their mom to come in to Nora and see her work in person.
Tiff will be hosting a Meet the Artist Event on November 12 from 5pm-7pm at Nora.