HEDGE Gallery: Face Value

HEDGE-Whale Book (better)

This summer, HEDGE Gallery presents four Cleveland painters–John W. Carlson, Sarah Curry, Brian Mouhlas and Douglas Max Utter—exhibiting some of their most recent work in Face Value. The show opens July 15 and runs through September 23, 2016.


The paintings in this exhibit investigate and document life stories, some based on historical events that the artists have witnessed, and some invented. A variety of painting styles, fluxing  between abstraction and representation, create a journalistic experience of human life in the past and present day.


The characters in the paintings represent the artists’ approach to communicating personalities, emotion, and often painful reality. Viewers are invited to become investigators, challenged to make sense of the connection between suggestion and significance in the artists’ bodies of work.


HEDGE Gallery represents 13 local emerging and professional artists in its roster, and also promotes a growing number of established artists. The Gallery is open 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday, 11 am – 9 pm every Third Friday of the month, and evenings and weekends by appointment.


The Gallery can also be rented out for public and private events, offering an industrial chic, art-inspired space for any type of social gathering. Visit hedgeartgallery.com for more information on our artist representation, event rentals and upcoming shows.


HEDGE Gallery

1300 West 78th Street Suite 200

Cleveland, OH 44102




Face Value: July 15 – September 23. Opening reception 5-9 pm Friday, July 15




Whale Book, Douglas Max Utter, black pastel, acrylic and latex paint on canvas, 25 x 21″, 2016


Gretel’s Secret Bag of Goodies, Sarah Curry, gouache and graphite on paper 20” x 20”, 2016


Vivian #2, John W. Carlson, oil on canvas, 24′ x 36″, 2015


Woke Up This Morning, Had the A Bomb on My Mind, Brian Mouhlas, oil on canvas, 50″ x 50″, 2015