Worthington Yards Presents Material Cleveland and A Day in the Life
Cleveland was built off the steel industry and remains a place rich with locally-sourced goods like DayGlo paint, reclaimed wood from historic buildings, and fibers from the Kozo plants grown in the gardens of Hough. These are a few examples that found their way to this region’s artists. In Material Cleveland, artists capitalize on experimenting with raw materials like wood, textiles, and found objects, drawing inspiration from art historical periods such as the readymade movement in the 1900s to Cubism and Arte Povera.
This fall, Worthington Yards will exhibit an eclectic group of local artists who use an assortment of media. Artists Leslye Discont Arian, Tom Balbo, Rebecca Cross, Peter Debelak, Julie Ezelle Patton, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, Scott Pickering, Grace Summanen, and Justin Woody will create locally-sourced art inspired by the materials innate, relative and impressionistically resourced to and from Cleveland.
Material Cleveland focuses on the tools and processes employed by these artists as a mechanism to express themselves and their surroundings and further understanding of Cleveland, conveying emotions from excitement to anxiety.
MATERIAL CLEVELAND | SEPTEMBER 5–OCTOBER 19
Reception 6–9pm Thursday, September 5
ART BAR | 6-8PM SEPTEMBER 19
ART VENTURES FEATURING SOULCRAFT CLE STUDIOS | 10AM-12NOON SEPTEMBER 28
A Day in the Life
“I read the news today, oh boy,” was the first line in the Beatles song “A Day in the Life” that was inspired by an LSD-induced state-of-mind after John Lennon and Paul McCartney found out that their friend, 21-year-old heir to the Guinness family Tara Browne, was killed in a horrible car accident in 1966. Facts in the song are cut up and rearranged to tell about their reality from this tragic event. Lennon contemplated a world that was quickly devolving and coming apart at the seams while other reflections are filtered through the magical and distorted lens of between reality and dreamscape.
The artists Mallorie Freeman, Arnie Tunstall, Juliette Thimmig, Jason Milburn, Raheleh Mohammad, Patti Fields and Ray Juaire, Gina Washington, Jason Milburn, Bruce Checefsky, Christine Mauersberger, Kole Robinson Brooks, Michael Loderstedt, and Bellamy Printz explore a responsive approach to what happens and occurs in a day, through collage, assemblage and mixed media. The various artists connect us to their daily practice, evidenced from a walk, a habit, a daydream, a ritual, or a way in which they have merely marked their own time.
A DAY IN THE LIFE | OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 23
Reception 6–9pm Thursday, October 24
ART VENTURES: BALBO-CHECEFSKY STUDIO TOUR IN HOUGH | 10AM-12NOON NOVEMBER 9
YARDS Project Space
725 Johnson Court
Cleveland, Ohio 44113