Cleveland Print Room Announces 2022 Stephen Bivens Residents

TOP: Christopher Mason. BOTTOM: Keelyn Bradley.

Cleveland Print Room announces artists Christopher Mason and Keelyn Bradley as the 2022 Stephen Bivens Residency recipients. Started in 2021, this memorial fellowship is an ongoing program housed at the Print Room that provides two artists with space and funding to focus on their practice for two months. The residency is paid for in partnership with art.BIV and the Print Room.

Keelyn Bradley returns to his hometown of Warren, Ohio, to film interviews for a documentary that has taken shape over a period of years. Looking For Emmett Till: An American Boy Tour Project combines stop motion animation, visual poetry, and traditional documentary techniques. The essay film looks at the intersecting lives of Bradley, two murdered brothers, a murdered childhood friend named Raymond Fife, and their collective relation to Emmett Till. Bradley is an artist and PhD candidate in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at The European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

Chris Mason is an image maker who makes distinctions and decisions about what to extract from the constant visual noise of the world. For over thirty years, he has been trying to break free of convention and expectations. As he traverses the city of Cleveland, looking, he has learned to appreciate the sound of “every day,” accepting the beautiful visual noise. Mason’s work is shown widely in Northeast Ohio and was recently featured at the Emily Davis Gallery in Akron and at the Cleveland Print Room.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the exhibition dates.

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