Scratching The Surface: New Works by Darius Steward

  For many people, the blank page can be an intimidating place to start. Whether you are a writer or a visual artist, the bleached sanitized glow of a white piece of paper can be paralyzing and anxiety-inducing. Where do I start? Where do I end? The initial marks seem so important and influences every mark moving forward. Yet, Darius […]

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TERRIBLE AND BEAUTIFUL: Darius Steward, Clotilde Jimenez, and Race as a subject for artistic dialog

When we talk about race in Cleveland, conversation runs quickly toward headline stories, especially of white police officers and Black men or boys. Thanks to a couple of high profile shootings and the way the justice system responded, the city had a major role in the national discussion of race-related violence in 2015.  That was the context in which I […]

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Feel the Pressure

The Maria Neil Art Project, in the Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland’s historic Collinwood neighborhood, will be featuring new work by Cleveland artist Darius Steward in the upcoming solo exhibition Pressure.  The exhibition will run March 4 through April 17, with an opening reception Friday, March 4, from 5 – 10 pm. Both the exhibit and reception are free and […]

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