Sculpture for Society/a Cleveland Sculptors Network Panel
Date(s) - 09/22/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sculpture for Society, the 7th panel for the Cleveland Sculptors Network, focuses on sculptors whose work is in direct response to societal movements, social upheaval, and historical events. Panelists include The Sculpture Center’s visiting, out-of-our-region artist Allison Smith, Dean of Fine Arts of the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and an artist who considers historical patterns, events, traditionally held beliefs, and recent momentous events in her sculpture, and Pittsburgh artist Adam Milner whose practice focuses upon recollection, collections, and the act of collecting. They are joined by Matthew L. Levy, art historian of modern and contemporary art and assistant professor at Penn State Behrend, and moderator Nicole Ledinek, curator of education + engagement at MOCA Cleveland. Allison and Adam are exhibiting at The Sculpture Center through October in Two of Wands.
About the Cleveland Sculptors Network Panel/Master Reviews
In 2016, The Sculpture Center and the commercial Cleveland gallery 2731 Prospect (closed April 30, 2017) formed the Cleveland Sculptors Network/Getting There from Here as a venture to increase the reach and connectivity of sculptors in Northeast Ohio and our greater region. We are hosting a series of evening panel discussions with a social gathering and Master Reviews & Collective Discussion the following day. The moderated panel discussions focus on selected contemporary issues in sculpture, issues facing artists living and working outside major metropolitan cities, and strategies to have sculptors’ work shown beyond our region. The panelists include a mid-career sculptor from outside our region by invitation and one or two regional sculptors. These panels are open to everyone who is interested — the public, sculptors, artists of all media, academics and students.
On the following day after the panel, the visiting sculptor holds a private Master Review & Collective Discussion with an intimate group of 5 to 6 selected sculptors of Northeast Ohio and our greater region. This is a group critical feedback discussion of the work presented by the selected artists, intended to foster ongoing ties of the sculptors with the visiting artist and among the regional sculptors for future interactions.
Visiting sculptors and curators to date have been artist Nathalie Miebach (November 2016), artist Luca Buvoli (April 2017), artist Steve Locke (June 2017), curator Christina Linden (November 2017), sculptor and installation artist Ward Shelley (April 2018), and curator Taylor Aldridge (July 2018).
The Cleveland Sculptors Network is generously funded in part by the Callahan Foundation.