ARTneo Presents Locus of Transition: Works by Jason Milburn and Laila Voss

  ARTneo is pleased to present Locus of Transition featuring the work of Jason Milburn and Laila Voss, the second and third prize winners from ARTneo’s 2015 Cleveland Creates juried exhibition. A consummate observer of human behavior, Jason Milburn’s work has revealed the psychological disjuncture within which people exist, even as they may be in close proximity to and interact […]

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ARTneo presents Fundamental Gestures: Figures from Life

Drawing from observation, artists have for centuries used figures to create everything from studies and sketches, to completed works of art. Fundamental Gestures: Figures From Life looks at drawings by some of Cleveland’s most prominent artists and how each one captures the human form. The works explore different approaches to looking at and building up the figure on paper. In […]

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Into the Canvas: Post-Painterly Abstraction in Cleveland

Abstract painting in the late 1950s and 1960s developed beyond the realm of the action painters’ exploration of expressing raw internal emotions. A number of American artists, including Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Lewis, began allowing diluted paint soak into unprimed canvases, removing the physical gestures of painting and creating the flattest paint surface possible. Art critic Clement Greenberg called these […]

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Looking Forward: The Art History of Cleveland’s Future

As noted in a previous issue of CAN, ARTneo—which could colloquially be described as the Museum of Northeast Ohio art—has recently been through significant changes in its staff, board, and even its location. At its 2015 benefit, the organization recognized the contributions of scholar, curator, and professor Henry Adams, who has written extensively on American art, including  art of Northeast […]

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Our Art Theater: The Cleveland Playhouse and the Visual Arts, 1915-1924

This Fall, Cleveland begins a yearlong celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of its much beloved regional theater, The Cleveland Play House. Participating in this landmark event, 78th Street Studios and ARTneo will exhibit art, posters, programs and sundry ephemera from the Play House’s earliest years. In 1915 a group of Cleveland men and women formed the Play House Company for […]

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Mary Spain’s Curious Distortions

This fall, ARTneo expands into the Ramp Level gallery at 78th Street Studios to present Curious Distortions, an exhibition of works by Mary Spain (1934-1983). Set in a realm of fantasy, Mary Spain’s work exhibits oddly distorted figures in a child-like manner with an underlying sense of absurdity. Through her toylike and primitive style, Spain created surrealistic dramas that puzzle […]

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