Eight Artists, Eight Countries, Six Exhibitions and Infinite Prints
After a steamy Cleveland summer of local, national, and international art and Zygote artists exhibiting in both FRONT International and the CAN Triennial, we are ready to shift into a cooler fall season with a sustained focus on both the local and the global arts through artist residencies and their culminative exhibitions.
This fall, Zygote is thrilled to welcome five of the eight resident artists that we will host this year. The first of these is David Armes of West Yorkshire, UK, from August 19 through September 2. His work centers around letterpress printing, language, and geography. Armes’ pop-up show and artist talk will be August 30.
Also in August, the 22nd iteration of the Ohio Arts Council Dresden Exchange Program begins. This program (the longest-running artist exchange in Ohio) sends two Dresden artists to live and work at Zygote. Inversely the program also sends two Ohio printmakers to live and work at the Grafikwerkstatt studio. This year’s Dresden artists are Frank Hoffmann and Sylvia Pásztor and the Ohio artists are Jan Zorman and Gretchen Jacobs, who will go to Germany in September. Our annual Foreign Affairs Exhibition will be held September 15 through 21 with an opening reception and artist talk on September 15. This highly anticipated show will display Hoffmann and Pásztor’s earlier work, as well as new pieces made during their residency.
In September, Ya-Lan Yu arrives from Taipei for our second exchange program with Bamboo Curtain Studio in Taiwan. Reciprocally, Zygote will be sending Taiwan our very own Mike Lombardy, a multi-disciplinary artist. While she is here, Yu will prepare for her November 16 – 23 Pop-Up Exhibition and teach as part of Zygote’s Global Arts Initiative program. She will be working at Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy, a CMSD school. The TaipaiXCle exhibition and artist talk will be November 16.
To close out the year, we will be hosting our annual Off the Wall: Member Showcase! From December 7 through 22 (just in time for the holiday season) Zygote staff, members, and interns offer their wildly diverse artwork for purchase. This event is always very successful, so remember: the early bird gets the artwork!
After 23 years serving the Cleveland community, we are proud to present these innovative, engaging, and collaborative programs. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the creativity and diversity of our local and international artists this fall.
The following events are held at Zygote and are free and open to the public.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE DAVID ARMES: POP-UP SHOW & ARTIST TALK | 6–7:30PM AUGUST 30
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: FRANK HOFFMANN & SYLVIA PÁSZTOR | SEPTEMBER 15–21
RECEPTION & ARTISTS TALK 1–3PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
AIR EXHIBITION: GIANNA COMMITO | OCTOBER 12–NOVEMBER 17
RECEPTION 6–8PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
ARTIST TALK: 10AM–NOON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
TAIPAIxCLE: YA-LAN YU POP-UP EXHIBITION | NOVEMBER 16–23 | Location TBA
RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK 6–9PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
OFF THE WALL: ZYGOTE MEMBERS SHOWCASE | DECEMBER 7–22
1410 East 30th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44134