2021 – 2022 Exhibitions

Pump House Regional Arts Center

Whitney Lea Sage

Land/Marks of Absence

November 10 – January 8

Portraits of Home:
1616 Gray St.

“As a native of the suburban Detroit area, the cultural heritage of Midwestern cities and their increasing cultural relevance with parallels to larger American struggles, big industry and suburban migration leaving behind empty storefronts, architectural skeletons and scarred plots of land. Throughout my career I have depicted the city as subject, as a personal crusade for a place I love and to create a dialog about tough histories and the lenses through which communities view each another.”

— Whitney Lea Sage

Whitney Lea Sage is a multidisciplinary artist originally from metro-Detroit, Michigan with a MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an Assist. Professor of Art at North Central College in Naperville, IL and her work was recently featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at Ripon College, ROY G BIV, Art Reach Mid Michigan and Marshall University and in notable group exhibitions at the Painting Center, Superfront LA, UICA, the Muskegon Museum of Art and the Kennedy Art Museum.

*EDIT: Detroit’s population decline happened over a century—not within 50 years.


Artist Website: www.whitneysage.com