CSU Student Art Show in the Media

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Ryan Upp, Best in Show

From Cleveland Scene:

Readers of criticism learn that an artist’s “maturity” is something good, whatever this obscure quality may be. If it is anything, it is command of powers, and especially the ability to make newness. At the start of their careers, artists copy lessons, repeat without adding, and stumble on clever “discoveries” that have been new a thousand times before. The “mature” creator’s influences can still be recognized, but their implementation of a theme or style creates something distinctly new, not simply callbacks or aping.

In this sense, there is mature work to be found even among remarkable youngsters, like some in the Galleries at Cleveland State University’s two exhibits of students’ work, the juried 42nd Annual Student Art Show and the Merit Scholar Exhibition…

Omid Tavakoli, Best of Photography

Omid Tavakoli, Best of Photography

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