Cleveland Institute of Art Exhibitions Offer An Eclectic Line-up

The Reinberger Galleries at the Cleveland Institute of Art is proud to present the work of four internationally known  artists during CIA’s spring exhibitions, beginning March 29.

This series of exhibitions highlights the use of everyday materials found in typical industrial supply or big box home  improvement stores, along with found, recycled film and sound constructions from a variety of previously produced  sources. The work will challenge how you look at every day objects, appreciate the imperfect moments in life, marvel at  the simplicity of silence and define cohesiveness.

In his first solo exhibition in the United States, Swiss born artist Beat Zoderer is considered to be a representative of the geometric-constructivist art, yet undercuts its severity, rationality and perfectionism. Brooklyn-based artist Jenny  Perlin and Steve Roden, a visual and sound artist from Los Angeles, will exhibit a series of films and moving images while  artist Bill Smith investigates natural systems of order and how they are translated into sculptural form. Beat Zoderer’s  exhibition will include a site-specific sculpture Flying Carpet commissioned by the college expressively for the 2,000 square foot gallery. Using 2.00mm sheet aluminum plates spray painted in different colors and cut in stripes of different  widths, the ‘carpet’ will suspend from the ceiling. His ability to design installations that suit a specific space expresses his  partiality for art and everyday objects.

Jenny Perlin pays tribute to artistic blunders and manual missteps. She draws on history, cultural studies, literature and linguistics with deliberate illusive presence, interpreting moving images as weightless as enigmatic speech. Her films  have been shown as single-channel works and multichannel installations at numerous venues including the Guggenheim  Museum, Mass MoCA, MoMA, Guangzhou Triennial, Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals.

Steve Roden’s work evolves out of the unlikely pairing of the conceptual and the tactile. Roden, best known for  pioneering the lowercase style of music, where quiet sounds are amplified amid long stretches of silence, continually  evolves with the subjects that interest him. For nearly two decades Steve Roden has been creating paintings, drawings,  sculpture, film, and sound works has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally including Mercosur  Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, UCLA  Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Museum of Contemporary Art EMST (Athens, Greece).

In a new work titled Original Sin, artist Bill Smith notes that “Observing the lines that create the diversity we see around us, makes obvious the similarities things have. Those central similarities reflect the underlying rules that generate the  cohesiveness and diversity of the universe.”

Smith holds a BS in Biology, an MFA in Sculpture, and a technical degree in diesel mechanics. His work has been  exhibited at The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago;  White Flag Projects, St. Louis; The Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis; the 5th
Biennale de Montreal, Canada.