We are because they were: “Getting to Know You” at CIA’s Reinberger Gallery

“Identity” is taking an increasingly central stage in U.S. political discourse. The “intersectional” paradigm lets us speak of the diversity within demographics which had previously been treated as homogenous. Progressives and conservatives alike are more likely to acknowledge that right-wing contrasts between “coastal elites” and “real Americans” amount to valorization of white Christian identity. “Nationalists” of lesser and greater degrees […]

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New School Year, New Faculty Work

It’s one of the unofficial markers of the start of the new academic year: the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Faculty Exhibition. The 2019 show opens Thursday, August 29, and remains on view in Reinberger Gallery through October 6. “It’s equal parts a welcome-to-CIA tradition and an extraordinary overview of recent work by our current faculty,” said Nikki Woods, director of […]

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Tombs and Treasures: William Harper at CIA

Initially, William Harper’s new exhibit at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery evokes the inner chambers of a pyramid wherein magnificent treasures languish in wait for their pharaoh and his concubines to arrive in the afterlife. It’s not by accident. “I wanted it to look like a tomb,” Harper says of the exhibit The Beautiful and the Grotesque. To that […]

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Timothy Callaghan discusses place, process, and his life as an artist

It’s autumn in Timothy Callaghan’s temporary studio at The Madison apartment building in Glenville. Afternoon sun illuminates a wall filled with walnut-ink streetscape studies. Around the apartment, Callaghan also has hung gouache paintings depicting scenes from the surrounding neighborhood. A large sketchbook contains the beginnings of future paintings; tubes of acrylic gouache hint at how they’ll be finished. Callaghan grew […]

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A door to here: “Portals_Thresholds” at CIA’s Reinberger Gallery

An exhibition title like Portals_Thresholds naturally raises the question, “Portals to where?” To give away the game: They take us back to where we are already, but via an unfamiliar route, offering new perspectives. Portals_Thresholds is now on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery. It features works by Sara Ludy, Rachel Rossin, Rafaël Rozendaal, and the collaborative […]

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