Artist Talk with Abigail DeVille and Julie Schenkelberg

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Date(s) - 09/03/2022
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Sculpture Center



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Artists Abigail DeVille and Julie Schenkelberg both create large-scale mixed-media installations to recollect and transform histories of the past into different notions of remembrance and healing. Featured artist Abigail DeVille and Julie Schenkelberg, who will exhibit at TSC in October, will engage in conversation about their work, visions and processes. Their discussion will be facilitated by Jeremy Johnson of the Assembly for the Arts.


About Jeremy Johnson


Jeremy Johnson is the President and CEO of the Assembly for the Arts, a Cleveland-based nonprofit working to increase equity in the city’s arts and culture industries. Jeremy is a board member of University Circle, Inc. He represents Cleveland on Americans for the Arts’ Equity Council for the forthcoming Arts & Economy Prosperity 6 Study. He received his BA from Kenyon College and MFA from the University of Iowa. He enjoys classical and gospel music, art galleries, and American Sign Language.


About Abigail DeVille


Abigail DeVille creates immersive multimedia installations that focus on storytelling and reviving forgotten narratives and encourage us to rethink the past, present, and future— especially the experiences of Black Americans. Her exhibit, The Dream Keeper, is currently on view at The Sculpture Center.


About Julie Schenkelberg


Julie Schenkelberg’s large mixed-media installations start with furniture, dishware, textiles, and marble, combined with concrete, resin, and construction materials, to transform notions of domesticity, and engage with the American Rust Belt’s legacy of abandonment and decay. Her work seeks to excavate a bygone history embodied in abandoned buildings, objects, lives, jobs and stories. The installations transition the past into new stories of remembrance and healing. Her exhibition, Currant, will be on view at The Sculpture Center October 21 – December 16, 2022.