Future/Past: Ingenuity Awakened

Ingenuity, born as Cleveland’s Festival of Art and Technology, has certainly been through some bleak times. There were years at the Port Authority during which it lacked the energy to fill the cavernous spaces. There was a year at Voinovich Park, which included among its few exhibitors vendors of windows and other home improvement products, and which–with a low level […]

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Steve Cup: Breaking Point, at Waterloo Arts

There is no visual fluff here, Steve Cup’s linoleum block and digital prints read like somebody violently screaming into a pillow. Cup’s images are evocative and word, “Woah!” was often heard at the opening. Cup’s art boldly supports the trending #Enough Movement. Enough of racism, gun violence, social injustice, political chaos, global warming, and enough living in fear, each of print […]

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Breaking Point

Breaking Point is one artist’s visual response to the first year of the Trump presidency. In this body of work Steve Cup explores what he—and perhaps others—see as a rapidly deteriorating sense of community as the country reaches all-time levels of divisiveness. Spanning personal works, private commissions and commercial work, each piece represents an immediate, often emotional reaction to the […]

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The Immigrant Experience—On Canvas

Brown is the color of warm dirt beneath the feet of children running around the mountaintop village, where people rise earlier than the sun. And, when the sun recedes behind the highest peaks, the brown people blend back into their mud-built homes. This is the vision in the mind of Elmi L. Ventura Mata, the latest artist to be seen […]

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Bold New Photography from Bryon Miller

Many in the visual arts community know Bryon Miller as a gallerist presenting work. These days, Miller is more interested in producing work. In July, he opens his first solo exhibition in more than ten years. In this new show, Miller exhibits a new body of work focused on the notion that we’ve inherently lost something. It could be a detachment […]

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Maria Neil presents A Curated Selection of Natural Elements from Here and Abroad

Deborah Pinter’s ethereal flora and otherworldly plant matter will grace the walls of Maria Neil Art Project and help usher in Spring. Monochromatic prints showcasing depth and structure hearken back to her ‘Scanagram’ photography on silver gelatin paper. The flashiness of her subject matter is now replaced with heavy black inks and articulated impressions which help guide the viewer into […]

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Elephants and Winnebagos: Eric Rippert takes memories down a new road

Eric Rippert’s darkling, toys-in-a-landscape photographs have for several years commented on innocence and alienation, and he has drawn some attention for those. Most visibly, two were printed large — highway scale –and installed on the West 14th Street underpass in Tremont, as part of the Cleveland Innerbelt Project Mural Art Program.  In 2014 the Progressive Insurance collection – always a […]

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Feel the Pressure

The Maria Neil Art Project, in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland’s historic Collinwood neighborhood, will be featuring new work by Cleveland artist Darius Steward in the upcoming solo exhibition Pressure.  The exhibition will run March 4 through April 17, with an opening reception Friday, March 4, from 5 – 10 pm. Both the exhibit and reception are free and […]

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