John W. Carlson: A Retrospective, at HEDGE

A long-awaited memorial exhibition for Cleveland artist John W. Carlson opens this September at HEDGE Gallery and ARTneo Museum featuring paintings, prints, and drawings created during his extensive artistic career in Northeast Ohio. John passed suddenly in December 2020, leaving behind a remarkable collection of his artwork, some very recently completed and never seen in public. At the pinnacle of […]

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HEDGE Gallery Represents Artists

This summer, HEDGE Gallery is proud to host recent work by our represented artists in a group exhibition. In 2015, HEDGE began promoting local regional artists, whose number grew to a roster of eighteen—all featured in this summer’s show. They are Justin Brennan, John W. Carlson, Rebecca Cross, Sarah Curry, Matthew Gallagher, Hilary Gent, Dale Goode, Meghann Hennen, Mark Howard, […]

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Exquisite Attention, at HEDGE Gallery

This spring, HEDGE Gallery proudly opens an exhibition of new work in drawing, print, and sculpture by Cathie Bleck, Rebecca Cross, and Taryn McMahon titled Exquisite Attention. The collection of individual and collaborative pieces by these compelling women artists is aimed to raise consciousness about human harm to our planet through the context of contemporary art making. The three have […]

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Avatars and Secret Doors: David King at HEDGE

  In his solo exhibit “Transience and the Gift of Curiosity” at HEDGE Gallery, David King’s small painting “Lava Field” shows two girls, running hand-in-hand toward the viewer. They emerge from a gray- brown wall of mist or smoke, across the glowing cracks of a lava flow. Members of the artist’s family, these girls are literally figures from the past, […]

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David King is Transforming the Past

HEDGE Gallery is elated to present David King’s new paintings, titled Transience and the Gift of Curiosity, this November! Artist David King found a treasure trove of family movie reels and had them transferred to DVD. Watching the videos of lives past, he felt the sting of grief over the relentless march of time. As a figurative artist, King’s recent […]

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Mark Howard’s Shape Shifters at HEDGE Gallery

While 2020 ushered in so many unexpected changes followed by new beginnings, Cleveland artist Mark Howard had already begun shifting his practice, instilling incremental new ideas. Much of Howard’s past work maintained a Black sensibility and an urban theme, using life in the streets as his primary influence. He recently began questioning the relevance of figurative subject matter which has […]

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Maugans and Utter at HEDGE Gallery

As we launch into the “new normal” of summer 2021, HEDGE Gallery artists Liz Maugans and Douglas Max Utter present brand new work in an exhibition titled AlmostREAL—paintings, printmaking and collaged drawings that examine heightened observation, sensitivity, expectation and the unbelievingness of our present time. They delve into the role of story-telling and explore how much of our experienced “reality” […]

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Karen Beckwith and Amber Ford at HEDGE Gallery

HEDGE Gallery has been hosting a Printmaking Spotlight exhibition for the past three years. This March, artists Karen Beckwith and Amber Ford will be featured, showing powerful printmaking and photography that portrays the evidence of human existence in our natural surroundings. Beckwith and Ford examine the impressions people leave on their environment, whether it be faded signs, graffiti, or remnants […]

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You Don’t Know Dale Goode

The perception of value has been at the heart of Dale Goode’s artistic practice in recent years. That has  been manifest in sculptural works made of scavenged material, often covered in fabric, spray painted metallic gold. It was an interesting point to make during the FRONT Triennial in 2018, when he presented a cube of compacted aluminum cans, covered in […]

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The Eyebrows Say “Whoa!” Justin Brennan at HEDGE

Paintings can foreshorten and remake experience, transcribing in a directly sensual, primal tongue.  This ambitious undertaking is often bitter and disappointing — but pocked with thrilling episodes. It’s a search for the kind of truth that immediacy conveys, a body-to-body, first person narrative approach to communication. Either there’s no room for error, or (more likely) the error is all the […]

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