Letting the Fresh Air in…YARDS Projects

Plein air is a French expression meaning “open air” and refers to the creation of art made outside. We have invited artists to leave the four walls of the studio behind and experience painting, drawing, printmaking, documenting and observing in the landscape. Fresh Air displays artists doing just that—getting outside, and being inspired by the views and perspectives of Cleveland, […]

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YARDS Projects Presents TradeMarks and Fabulism

TradeMarks March 1-April 26 CAN launch & opening reception 6–9pm Friday, March 1 In the 1960s, Andy Warhol famously made silk-screened copies of Brillo boxes. In the ’80s, Richard Prince re-photographed magazine ads for Marlboro cigarettes and Barbara Kruger created large-scale word-and-photographic image pieces that objectified her experience of the world, transforming her job as a designer into her work […]

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2018: Looking Back and Forth

In Cleveland’s art world, 2018 was a year of landmark exhibits, new beginnings and portentious change, sometimes all rolled into single events. Here’s a look at some of the milestones, and what they will mean in 2019 and beyond. Triennials: The most noteworthy events of 2018 both included the word “triennial,” and both coordinated broad realms of the region’s art […]

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Natural Selection at YARDS Projects

Several exhibitions of late have focused on peer-to-peer recommendations where artists boost other artists they admire. The Progressive Art Collection’s recent Full Fathom Five and the Bienal de São Paulo are artists-led, artist-curated or suggested nods to who they see as ripe for study or celebration in new venues, in front of new audiences. Artists who exhibited at YARDS Projects […]

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I Scarce Can Take It: Works by Martha Cliffel, Gadi Zamir, Misty Lindsey & Reverend Albert Wagner

“I scarce can take it” is a lyric drawn from the gospel song “How Great Thou Art,” a Christian hymn based on a Swedish traditional melody. The line was later appropriated into a poem by the well-known nineteenth-century Swedish poet, Carl Boberg. In Boberg’s poem, the line expresses the spiritual force that the reader/listener experiences from a story of inspiration […]

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Cleveland FRONT and SEEN: Works of Timothy Callaghan, Hilary Gent, Darius Steward, and Sarah Paul at YARDS Project Space

Founded during America’s westward push in the late eighteenth century, Cleveland has traced the classic trajectory of American cities. A trading outpost, Cleveland ascended during the Industrial Revolution, playing host to John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company, and General Electric’s Nela Park. The city’s rise was epitomized by development of the 52-story Terminal Tower—for decades, the tallest building anywhere outside […]

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