Eterovich and Bercaw at Artists Archives
“The magic of Shakespeare with words, the thrill of Beethoven in music, is certainly a rewarding experience. But the human eye, being precious, demands another kind of fulfillment…” —Anthony Eterovich
This winter, the Artists Archives is pleased to present Fulfilling the Eye: Anthony Eterovich, a retrospective that not only satisfies the senses, but follows the artist’s trajectory over his eight-decade career. The exhibition, which opens November 21, features a collection of rare 1930s portraits of the artist’s childhood friends and moving, charcoal studies of “depression boys.” Over thirty works highlight key moments in Eterovich’s creative journey, including dazzling, abstracted figures and photorealistic scenes of everyday American life. Also displayed are examples of Eterovich’s Magical Realist paintings that blend detailed cityscapes with unexpected moments of color and wonder.
Fulfilling the Eye combines pieces from the Artists Archives, ArtNEO, the estate of Eterovich and work on consignment from Tregoning & Company to create an intimate and unprecedented view of the artist’s life and work. As a companion program to the show, the Archives will offer “Everything in Its Place: Personal Archiving” with Karen Eterovich-Maguire on November 23. Karen, daughter of the late painter Anthony Eterovich, will share her tribulations and triumphs archiving her father’s work after his passing and how she managed his extensive inventory.
In January, the Archives will honor Ruth Bowles Bercaw with her inaugural show as an Archived Artist. Bercaw, who was included in the Archives’ permanent collection in 2007, has been a staple of Cleveland’s art scene for over forty years, and taught at the Cooper School of Art and Cuyahoga Community College. Her fearless innovation and commitment to fresh form language has led to unique, three-dimensional “container” paintings that fold brightly colored canvas into crisp geometric shapes. Several of these works will be on display as well as mixed media collages and other creations. An artist’s talk will accompany the exhibition on a date to be announced. Please visit artistsarchives.org for additional details.
FULFILLING THE EYE: ANTHONY ETEROVICH | NOVEMBER 21–JANUARY 18
RECEPTION 5:30-8PM THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
ART BITES–PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES: EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE: PERSONAL ARCHIVING WITH KAREN ETEROVICH-MAGUIRE | 1-3PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Register at artistsarchives.org.
RUTH BERCAW | JANUARY 24–MARCH 14
RECEPTION 5:30-8PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
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