CLEVELAND PHOTO FEST 2019

Terminal Tower by Margaret Bourke-White, taken in 1928, may be the most famous photograph of Cleveland. The second-most famous is Paul Tepley’s photograph of fans rushing onto the field during Cleveland’s Ten Cent Beer Night promotion on June 4, 1974, which drew 25,134 fans to Cleveland Stadium for the night game. Tepley, of the Cleveland Press, was the only photographer […]

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Kristina Paabus: The Plot Does Not Care for Itself

Kristina Paabus, winner of the CAN Journal Prize at the 2018 CAN Triennial, is influenced by the systems and strategies of perception we use to contain and negotiate our surroundings. Working within the polarities of myths and truths, Paabus pays special attention to aspects of our information-drenched society that are often taken for granted or overlooked. Involved with ideas that […]

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Intrinsic Momentum at Gallery W

In 2016, American Greetings opened a new world headquarters at Crocker Park. The five story, 160,000 square feet building housed about 1700 employees. Developed by Stark Enterprise of Cleveland, the interior was designed to promote collaboration and promote a sense of community among its many designers and artists. Plenty of artwork and murals grace the hallways and common areas both […]

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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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