Internal Combustion And Shifting Points of View at 1POINT618



Located within the Gordon Square Arts District of Cleveland’s historic Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, 1point618 presents fine art that is superior in quality and content by artists of regional, national, and international acclaim. upcoming exhibits highlight Cleveland industry and culture, first with a two-day show of fine motorcycles in conjunction with Gordon Square Art District Day, followed by exhibits that highlight two of the region’s most accomplished artists.

Internal Combustion | June 8 & 9

A collective exhibition of motorcycle builders and artists from greater Cleveland puts their work on display in this two-day exhibition in conjunction with Gordon Square Arts District Day. Cleveland has a diverse underground motorcycle industry and culture. Internal Combustion will highlight the culture, craftsmanship, creativity, and love that motorcyclists share in the building, wrenching, painting, and riding their machines.

Royden Watson | June 22–July 22

Royden Watson is a supremely talented painter with a unique ability to shift our points of view in both material and content. He earned his BFA from Pratt Institute & MFA from Kent State University. Royden participated in the Ohio Dresden residency exchange in 2006 and has exhibited internationally at the Raskolnikow Gallery in Dresden and at the KioskShop in Berlin Germany. Currently, Royden teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Art. This will be his first exhibition with the gallery.

“I use traditional oil painting techniques as  device to shift the experience of passively looking to one of actively engaging. The foreground is painted and ordered so that one must “read” the information and material differently than one would “look” at the painted wood background, emphasizing the relationship of the figure to its ground. Some foregrounds are paintings of tape and are arranged into hexagons and triangles to highlight a surface that is becoming schematic rather than figurative. Other foregrounds employ elements like circles, which may accumulate and veil the nature of the painted support or brightly lure one’s attention away from the majority of the image.” –Royden Watson

Audra Skuodas

Opening Reception August 10 | 7pm–10pm

Audra is the 2010 recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement award, and this is her second solo exhibition with the gallery. In a 2007 Plain Dealer review of Skuodas’ first exhibition with the gallery, 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.”

We are excited to see Skoudas’ next push forward.