Like a Prophecy: Private Lives of the Nabis

At the time of its conception more than five years ago, no one could have conceived the ways the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibit Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis would coincidentally connect to contemporary experience in 2021. Private Lives gathers paintings and prints from a group of late 19th-century artists in Paris. Members of […]

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Themes and Multitudes: Cleveland Photo Fest

Having opened the first Cleveland Photo Fest Photothon in October 2019, just 9 months after conceiving it, founders Herb Ascherman, Laura DelAssandro and Jim Szudy immediately began to look ahead to a second series of exhibits the following year. Plans were interrupted by the Pandemic. As anyone who plans periodic events knows now, a forced hiatus can be either a […]

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Digital to Analog, Analog to Digital: Kasumi and Mark Schatz at Zygote Press

Let’s Just Pretend (We’re Having Fun) (May 15th through June 18th) is an apt title for Zygote Press’s most recent exhibition featuring the print work of Kasumi and Mark Schatz. With the overload of the 2020 pandemic, when the works were created, pretending to have fun was sometimes the best thing many of us could do. Each of the Artist-in-Residence […]

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Raise Your Hand and Apply for CAN Triennial 2022: You Are Here

After a year’s pause for the COVID 19 pandemic, preparation for CAN Triennial 2022 has resumed. The curatorial team has announced a title for the exhibition, as well as the opening of an artist application portal, through the website, CANtriennial.org. The application portal opens June 1, 2021. Artists apply free of charge. The curatorial team—The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Currently […]

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Searing Text, Raw Material: The Morgan Conservatory National Juried Show

The National Juried Show at the Morgan Conservatory annually impresses by showing the possibilities of paper as a material. That’s true once again in the 2021 version, curated by SPACES executive director Tizziana Baldenebro and University of Akron director of galleries Arnold Tunstall. But this year the exploration of materiality is bolstered by a strong component of text—searing text. In one […]

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Michelangelo Lovelace, 1960 – 2021

Cleveland artist Michelangelo Lovelace had a long career of accomplishment that was further on the rise in recent years, with recognition both in Cleveland and beyond.  He passed away at 7:20 am Monday, April 26, after a bout with pancreatic cancer, according to his sister, Janine Lovelace. He had been diagnosed in April, 2020. He is survived by his wife […]

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LaTanya Autry’s Imagine Otherwise, at moCa, MOCHA, and Third Space Action Lab

Places for art can be found in a myriad of eclectic spaces. Curator / organizer LaTanya Autry’s Imagine Otherwise, presented by moCa Cleveland, creatively demonstrates what happens when boundaries are stretched beyond the figurative and literal walls in Cleveland’s art ecosystem. The show challenges the status quo and offers opportunities for artists and patrons who, for a variety of reasons, […]

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Do You Really Want to Go Back in Time? Laura Owens at Transformer Station

Laura Owens (American, b. 1970). Oil, Flashe, and screenprinting ink on linen; 69 x 60 in. Copyright Laura Owens. Courtesy of the artist; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Photography by Jason Mandella   On view at Transformer Station February 27 – May 30,  Rerun is a homecoming for artist Laura Owens, who was raised in Norwalk, […]

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“Apply” for the Cleveland Arts Prize

How does Cleveland recognize its artists, and how are those artists chosen for recognition? Sometimes a single, unobtrusive word can make a huge difference. Consider the Cleveland Arts Prize. This year, the organization’s application window is open March 1 – May 1.  That word “application” is key. It represents what CAP trustee Scott Westover says is the most significant change […]

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