Erykah Townsend’s Life Inside and Outside the Dirty Bubble

Erykah Townsend (E.T.) is the multimedia painter, sculptor, photographer, conceptual artist your mother warned you about. She’s shown work at the Reinberger Gallery and Newsense Gallery in Cleveland. A recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, she was the first Cleveland student to be awarded CIA’s annual full scholarship. Her works are delightful: powerful in the depth of their […]

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SHOW POSTPONED, ARTIST MATTHEW GALLAGHER GRAPPLES WITH THE IMPACT OF COVID – 19

As local art galleries began shutting their doors due to the pandemic, planned exhibitions slowly started to be cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. Working artists, whose entire livelihood could be tied to one significant show, watched aghast and with little recourse as Ohio’s stay-at-home orders were extended. As the summer issue of CAN went to press, the summer […]

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CHRISTINE MAUERSBERGER: FROM POISONOUS BEAUTY TO UNIVERSAL MOTIONS

In the shadow of COVID – 19, ARTneo/CAN Triennial exhibition prizewinner Christine Mauersberger confronts uncertainty with beauty and resolve In July of 2018, Christine Mauersberger installed Poisonous Beauty in the main stairwell of 78th Street Studios. The work was inspired by the 2017 algae bloom in Lake Erie—the worst since 2014. The algal blooms were the inevitable result of government inaction—the failure […]

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