The Death of the Artist

William Deresiewicz’s new book, The Death of the Artist, is not a who-done-it. But it moves through a slate of factors that conspired in the alleged death, as if they were characters. And there are a lot of them. This book came to our attention courtesy of the City Club of Cleveland, which presented the author in conversation with University […]

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HAF Connects: Sculpting Hats from Plastic Trash

  Cleveland-based artist Ron Shelton puts the worldwide plastic problem front and center in both his own art-making and his practice as a curator / convener. His current exhibit, HAF Connects, is on view now through September 18 at RampArts Gallery, in the 78th Street Studios complex in Cleveland. It’s an exhibit that weaves together multiple threads of ongoing interest […]

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“ColorForms” Sizzles at 818 Studios

  When I heard that Rebekah Wilhelm was pairing up with John Saile for a show ostensibly about “color” at 818 Studios, I will admit, I was surprised. Wilhelm is an artist whose career I have followed for years, and whose work I very much admire (and own), but color is not a quality I associate with her practice. Her […]

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What’s Next, with new SPACES director Tizziana Baldenebro

In the first installment of Amanda D. King’s new blog series, “What’s Next”, King speaks with Tizziana Baldenebro, newly appointed director of SPACES gallery in Cleveland. In the conversation, Baldenebro shares her perspectives in the wake of recent and continuous uprisings against systemic oppression in the art world, the importance of technology in a pandemic, and her intentions for SPACES as […]

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From Eden to the nations to Miami: “Shtetl in the Sun” at the Cleveland Print Room

In 1977, two photographers set themselves a challenge: Take pictures of Miami Beach’s Jewish retirement community residents every day for ten years. The photographers were named Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. They called their undertaking simply “The Miami Beach Project.” Tragically, five years into the project, Sweet was murdered in his own apartment during a home invasion. At the time […]

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