Katy Richards and Sarah Curry

Exploring Humanness at HEDGE Gallery Katy Richards hasn’t let a global pandemic hold her back from vigorously working in her studio, producing an ongoing series of seductive oil paintings. Her recent series focuses on tightly cropped images of the human figure that are both candid and erotic, celebrating our flesh and all its strangeness, imperfections and beauty, with an objective […]

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Following up with Matthew Gallagher – “Research & Development” is Now on View at HEDGE Gallery

Back in late March, I had the great pleasure of speaking with artist Matthew Gallagher, whose planned show at HEDGE Gallery was put on hold (“Show Postponed, Artist Matthew Gallagher Grapples with the Impact of COVID-19“). At that time the future was very uncertain, as every arts institution in North-East Ohio began shutting their doors, cancelling programs, and quarantine began. I […]

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Matthew Gallagher’s Research and Development

HEDGE Gallery presents multidisciplinary artist Matthew Gallagher, returning this spring with a new body of work reflecting on the beauty of what he experiences through nature. Gallagher’s encaustic and sculpted pieces capture the awe-inspiring emotions evoked by animal and plant life, honoring their complexities with each nuance and detail he creates. Gallagher works in paint, resin, inks and encaustic wax, […]

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2019: A forward-looking retrospective

Elsewhere on the digital pages of CAN, Brittany M. Hudak and Michael Gill have written fine-grained and big-picture analyses of the year in Northeast Ohio art. Hudak remembered the year in a series of particular exhibits; Gill contextualized local developments within larger trends in the artworld. This post, then, is calibrated towards the medium scale—events which made a great immediate […]

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Christopher Kier: Totem

Totem is a new body of mixed-media works by Christopher Kier, opening at HEDGE Gallery on November 15. Kier’s encaustic paintings on canvas and frosted mylar will also incorporate wood elements and video, expanding the concept of the traditional indigenous “totem.” The Canadian artist has been perfecting the ancient art of encaustic painting, a process which involves combining hot wax […]

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Brian Mouhlas: Cultural Mysticism

This September, HEDGE Gallery presents Brian Mouhlas’ most recent series of paintings, which are based on contemporary culture and the mysticism that lies behind much of the imagery in our media-based world. This will be Brian’s first solo exhibition after participating in many group shows at HEDGE Gallery, and since his graduation from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2016. […]

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Love Handles: Liz Maugans’s Beautiful Mess at HEDGE

  Liz Maugans, known over the past twenty five years as a power-house of inspiration and sustained effort behind the developing Cleveland arts scene, is also one of the region’s most admired visual artists. Her prints, collages, and drawings document her commitment to personal freedom and the complex emotional and cognitive problems of life in our times – as a […]

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