Stephen Calhoun: “My intent washes away”

Stephen Calhoun is an artist of paradoxes. Concretely, his works are photographs altered through generative computational processes. The finished products are luminous mandalas, characterized by symmetry and color. However, Calhoun’s thinking and processes are characterized by ideas in tension. His images are the product of both painstaking craftsmanship and blind mechanical algorithms. His art is abstract, but made of photographs […]

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High Art, Plastic, and Hats: Ron Shelton

Multi-media artist Ron Shelton’s work is currently installed at 78th Street Studios (our plastic world, as part of CAN Triennial) and Lakewood Family Health Center (Figures in the Solstice Steppers). He talks about TV, colors, Tidy Cats, plastics, his commentary on the Midwest and why his work sometimes disappears. JI:  Tell me about High Art Fridays. What was the impetus […]

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Back to the Drawing Board: John C. Williams

After high-profile projects like the Cleveland Trust Building’s transformation into a grocery store, and with BAYarts’ adaptive re-use of the former Huntington Playhouse in the works, John Williams looks back—and forward. by Jeff Hagan John C. Williams does not consider himself an architect. He jokes that he accidentally signed up for his first architecture course because in the course catalog […]

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ON THE HOMESTEAD WITH DANA DEPEW

  by Erin O’Brien Horse-drawn Amish buggies clop along lonely county roads. Pastoral farmhouses evoke cotton shirts billowing on clotheslines and the aroma of freshly baked apple pies. Gentle bovines chew grass. While it’s only about fifty miles southwest of Cleveland, Huntington Township feels very far away from, say, 78th Street Studios in Gordon Square, where Dana Depew’s edgy “Your […]

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EVENTS Spring 2019

CONTINUING EVENTS THROUGH MARCH 15 Ryan Dewey: Lines of Descent; W2S 2019 New Work by Kelley O’Brien THE SCULPTURE CENTER THROUGH MARCH 22 Danny Volk: The News Gallery Julia Oldham: Fallout Dogs Johnny Coleman: Crossing the Water: Requiem for Lee Dobbins Oberlin-based sculptor/installation artist Johnny Coleman is an associate professor of studio art and Africana studies at Oberlin College. He […]

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