Shrines to the Spirits of Modernism: John Pearson and Scott Olson at Abattoir Gallery

  Abattoir is on a mission to highlight the best of Northeast Ohio and put it in a larger context by bringing new voices into Cleveland and to take Cleveland voices out into the world. Operated by Lisa Kurzner and Rose Burlingham, the gallery seeks to create a space for contemporary art. Their current exhibition, Thought Forms, John Pearson, Scott […]

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2020: The Year COVID Drove Evolution

The novel coronavirus was not only devastating to the art world in 2020: COVID drove evolution, as well. Some strategies artists and organizations invented or embraced were not only innovative in the moment, but are likely to endure in 2021 and beyond. Here are a few innovations, adaptations, and repackaging efforts that got our attention in this terrible, horrible, no […]

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Remains of the Day: Hildur Ásgeirdóttir Jónsson and Kaveri Raina at Abattoir Gallery

Cleveland’s newest gallery, Abattoir, is named for the meat-industry term, meaning  “slaughterhouse,”  in honor of the original function of the Hildebrandt sausage-producing complex where the space is located. Making its debut in 2020, a punishing year of pandemic and social upheaval, the name and the place might seem disturbingly appropriate. The gallerist-proprietors, Lisa Kurzner and Rose Burlingham, are curators with […]

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