Breaking Boundaries at The Sculpture Center

The difficult subjects of psychological and physical traumas and domination of others prevail in the summer exhibitions of new artwork by two award-winning, early career sculptors from Toronto, Canada.

Ryan Legassicke has traveled the world to visit government-built walls and fences and interview those directly affected by their imposition. Shadow-Wall Disease immerses the visitor in the physical and mental experience of such exclusions and privations.

Janet Macpherson draws upon Catholic martyrdom and other grotesqueries to “address the hierarchical beliefs around nature in which we categorize, consume and attempt to control the natural world.” In Procession, terribly mutilated and modified animals–wrapped, bandaged and hybridized, though cast in beautiful porcelain with gold leaf details–haltingly traverse a bridge spanning the length of the gallery.


Shadow-Wall Disease:June 12 – July 30, 2014

Procession:June 12 – July 30, 2014

Opening reception 5:30-8 pm June 12


The Sculpture Center

1834 E. 123rd Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44106




Image caption:

Janet Macpherson, Angelus (2012)