Magic Realism in Cleveland 1930-1960

In 1942, the Museum of Modern Art in New York showcased magic realism in a groundbreaking exhibition titled American Realists and Magic Realists. It featured works by a variety of artists, including Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, and Cleveland’s own Clarence Carter. In works that were often bizarre and mysterious, sometimes psychologically disturbing, the artists attempted to grapple with the frightening […]

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Mauersberger and Graham: Screenscapes at ARTneo

ARTneo’s CAN Triennial exhibition prize was awarded to Christine Mauersberger in July 2018. The exhibit opened November 20, 2020, and remains on view this Spring. CAN Journal spoke to Mauersberger when she and collaborator Evan Graham were in the process of creating new work, via screen print. They have recently migrated from printing on paper to printing on wood. The silkscreen prints in […]

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Mauersberger and Graham: Screenscapes

ARTneo’s CAN Triennial exhibition prize was awarded to Christine Mauersberger in July 2018. The opening of the exhibition was set for May 2020, but the COVID-19 lockdown temporarily paused the show. We are pleased to announce the exhibit has been rescheduled for November 20 to February 19. CAN Journal spoke to Mauersberger earlier this year when she and Evan Graham, her artist […]

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Oppositions: The Secessionists vs. The Cleveland Society of Artists

Pulled from the permanent collection of ARTneo, Oppositions explores the contrasting styles of two prominent Cleveland artist groups in the early twentieth century. Portraits, still lifes, and landscapes illustrate the difference between the avant-garde and traditional approaches to creating art. The rivaling groups were formed to both challenge and uphold artistic traditions. The Secessionists, established in 1911, included Henry Keller, […]

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Time Travel with David King

David King’s new paintings are like fiery dreams. Hot with neon color, memories fade, some crumble into dust, others linger. Looking at this body of work is a bit like time travel, but feels like you’ve accidentally stumbled into someone else’s history, like an uninvited guest at a family reunion. King won ArtNEO’s “Cleveland Creates” competition, a juried exhibition of […]

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2019: A forward-looking retrospective

Elsewhere on the digital pages of CAN, Brittany M. Hudak and Michael Gill have written fine-grained and big-picture analyses of the year in Northeast Ohio art. Hudak remembered the year in a series of particular exhibits; Gill contextualized local developments within larger trends in the artworld. This post, then, is calibrated towards the medium scale—events which made a great immediate […]

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Time Travel: New Paintings by David King

Time Travel: New Paintings by David King offers a sense of nostalgia in an unexpected way. King, first-prize winner of ARTneo’s Cleveland Creates 2017 exhibition, gives faded memories a sense of urgency and puzzlement. The bright fluorescent colors and expressive paint application jolt the viewer’s perceptions of the vintage candid photography source materials that inspire his paintings. David King writes of […]

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Honoring Douglas Max Utter

Celebrating our 35th anniversary, ARTneo is proud to pay tribute to exhibiting artist and art critic Douglas Max Utter at this year’s Annual Benefit Brunch hosted at ARTneo. Douglas Max Utter is a celebrated regional expressionist painter who has participated in over 150 exhibitions during his career. We hope that you will join us in recognizing this outstanding Cleveland artist […]

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States of Expression: Prints from the ARTneo Collection

This survey from ARTneo’s collection provides a look at the history of the print in Northeast Ohio, including comprehensive collections of Henry Keller and Kálmán Kubinyi etchings. The diverse range of artists and time periods illustrates the enduring quality of the printed image with both traditional and experimental techniques. States of Expression opens Third Friday, June 21, and runs through […]

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