The Sculpture Center: An Exploratory Laboratory and Powers of the Past

The second set of exhibitions in the Window to Sculpture 2015 Emerging Artist series enliven both galleries with sculpture and installation engaging in themes of exploration, transformation, and the passage of time.

Terra Nullius (No Mans Land) is an ongoing series by Derek Coté in response to his repeated participation in a geographic exploration of the Arctic. For his W2S exhibition, visitors will enter into a strange laboratory abounding with experimental stimuli, including mixed media objects with video projections, kinetic elements, and sound. Coté has exhibited widely, including Germany, Florida, NYC, and Turkey.

John Douglas Powers’ W2S exhibition, Revenant, draws from history and architecture to render the intersection of film, computation, music and physical space. Revenant provides a window to the rural Indiana of his youth through motion and sound-inclusive sculptures that evoke an environment that has been irrevocably changed by agrarian machinery. Powers, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, School of Art, incorporates time as a compositional element in order to examine intangible topics, namely the yearning for an unattainable past.

In June, the eighth iteration of After the Pedestal opens with small sculpture by artists of our region. It is juried by prominent artist, and master story teller, Johnny Coleman, Professor of Art and African American Studies at Oberlin College.

The Sculpture Center

1834 East 123rd Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44106




W2S Sculpture Series: Derek Cote, Terra Nullius: March 22 – May 28, 2015

W2S Sculpture Series: John Douglas Powers, New Work: March 22 – May 28, 2015

Opening Reception 5:30 – 8 pm Thursday, March 22

After the Pedestal: June 11 – July 31, 2015

Opening Reception 5:30 – 8 pm Thursday, June 11