Liz Maugans and Audra Skuodas at 1POINT618
7–10 P.M. FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Liz Maugans is a co-founder and managing director of Cleveland’s Zygote Press, and the 2012 winner of the Martha Joseph Prize from the Cleveland Arts Prize. She’s also a founding member of Cleveland’s most recent arts publication, CAN Journal.
Maugans’ work demonstrates her supreme ability to both live in and criticize modern American domestic life. Her sharp wit and insight into the times in which we live translate into smart, emotional, and prolific artworks. She received her BFA from Kent State University in 1989 and her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1992. Her work is on display in the BF Goodrich headquarters, the Oregon Art Institute, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, and in the Progressive Corporation’s Art Collection.
CONNECTOPHANIES – CONNECTOPATHIES:
INVISIBLE PHENOMENA MAKING ITSELF VISIBLE.
7–10 P.M. APRIL 19, 2013
Audra is the 2010 recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement award, and this will be her second solo exhibition with the gallery.
In a review of Skuodas’ first exhibition with the gallery that appeared in the Plain Dealer in December of 2007, art critic Dan Tranberg wrote, “Her show is an inspiration, both as a display of fascinating works and as a demonstration of what can happen when an artist of Skuodas’ considerable magnitude and skill pushes beyond her comfort zone.”
As the artist writes, “This new series arises from the meditative contemplation of seemingly disparate phenomena which we have compartmentalized yet function in a tandem within that ever changing continuum we call Life –a cosmic dance of consequence. I believe our psyches are linked to the laws which manifest themselves in the formation of a flower, a snowflake or a seashell. The work strives to access this archetypal intellect.”
For additional insight, she turns to the Belgian poet Maurice Maeterlinck, who wrote that “Out of the silence of the soul is born the Wisdom.”