After seven years focused on local emerging and professional artists, director Hilary Gent has selected some of Akron and Cleveland’s most progressive and talented artists for representation by the Gallery. New works by these artists will be on view in HEDGE Represents, beginning with a reception from 5 to 9 pm September 18, continuing through November 20.
HEDGE Gallery will continue to exhibit other local artists as well, and will be adding to the list of represented artists. The artists who will be part of the inaugural “HEDGE Represents” exhibition are: John W. Carlson, Rebecca Cross, Sarah Curry, Sarah Hayes, Christopher Kier, David Masters, Brian Mouhlas, Katy Richards, Dott Schneider, Nicole Schneider, Meghann Snow, Douglas Max Utter and Nikki Woods.
Each artist comes to the Gallery with a unique background and achievements: Recently John Carlson was juried into the coveted Midyear Show at the Butler Institute of American Art (juror: George Adams) and invited to participate in the Florence Biennale at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy. John was also nominated for the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2009. In 2004 John’s work was added to the permanent collection of the Erie Art Museum.
Meghann Snow, a Cleveland native, who spent the past 10 years in New York City, accepted a job at the Akron Art Museum and moved back to Cleveland in May. She is a performance based artist, trained in classical dance, and received her Masters of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. She will dance a new interactive piece for the September 18 opening reception.
Douglas Max Utter received the Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award for Visual Arts in 2013. He has shown extensively in Cleveland (thirty-one solo shows to date) and has had several shows in New York. He has been awarded three OAC fellowships and a “Best of Show” award in the 1987 May Show at Cleveland Museum of Art. Although Utter will not be exclusively represented by HEDGE, his most recent works will be exhibited at the Gallery.
The Gallery is also exhibiting works of Akron based artist, Ken Love. Love’s Steampunk Light Fixtures are a dynamic part of many personal collections, and are included in interior design projects at Battery Park Power House in Cleveland, Planned Financial Services in Beachwood, and Wine and Design in Tremont. Love’s lights are created from materials such as vintage typewriters, sewing machines, industrial gears, gaskets and even stiletto heeled shoes, all thoughtfully assembled and transformed into whimsical and functional “antiques with a personality.” They conjure stories and memories with a sexy twist on modern lighting.
Beginning with this exhibit, HEDGE Gallery’s represented artists will exhibit their most recent bodies of work and experimental projects in annual and bi-annual exhibitions at the Gallery.
You can view all of HEDGE Gallery’s Represented Artists, including Ken Love’s Steampunk Light Fixtures, at http://hedgeartgallery.com/artist-representation. Contact Gallery Director Hilary Gent at 216.650.4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1300 D, West 78th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
11 am – 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday
5 – 9 pm Third Fridays
and by appointment.
HEDGE Represents: September 18 – November 20.
Opening reception 5 – 9 pm Sept. 18.