Allen Ruppersberg, Then and Now

Cleveland Museum of Art Through December 2 Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art Billboards suck. That was the first thing I thought about when I read Cleveland native Allen Ruppersberg (born 1944) was paying homage to his hometown in his new body of work commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, titled Then and Now. […]

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Bruce Checefsky: Modern Day Monet

Bruce Checefsky, slated for a gallery exhibition at BAYarts this August, has work that draws a visual comparison to what techniques a tech-savvy Monet might have experimented with in a contemporary world. This is because Checefsky’s latest work showcases unique studies from his exquisite garden, processed in a unique method. Jessica Stockdale: How did you get the idea to use […]

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A Dollop of Grandeur for Your Living Room

  On view now at Gallery W in Westlake is a Mad Men-esque battle of the sexes, each grid-based piece by Bruce Checefsky, Marilyn Farinacci, and Freddy Hill hoping to land itself a spot in your permanent collection. Powerful ideas scaled for your mantle, magnificent form that’s immediately obtainable. The only work you can’t walk out with is the Checefsky […]

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CIA’s Bruce Checefsky is your wry art tour guide in Gallery Guy

Art galleries: They can be settings for divine experience and transportive beauty. And they can be showcases for donkeys and donkey doo. What to make of such contradictions? That’s a question for Bruce Checefsky. The director of Reinberger Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art is the host of “Gallery Guy,” a short-video series highlighting artists and exhibitions. The episodes […]

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