Archive for the ‘Cleveland Photography Exhibition’ Category

Jonny Lyons at Cleveland Print Room

May 15, 2017

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Jonny Lyons: (Here Come) The Goloshans
Opening Reception: Friday, May 19, 5-8pm
Cleveland Print Room
2550 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Come meet AIRconnect, international artist-in-residence, Jonny Lyons from Glasgow, Scotland and see what he has created during his stay in Cleveland. His work is a direct response from Lyons time in Cleveland, people he has met through street photography, walking the streets and the stories they have shared together. From this sculptural work, he has created and staged short performances within the Cleveland landscape documented with analogue photography.

He has worked at Cleveland Print Room, Zygote Press and Praxis.

Jonny’s practice explores the fragility of friendship and adventure through performances documented by photography and film. He often creates ingenious devices, or functioning sculptures, to execute his ‘hand-crafted mischief’ which are presented – having fulfilled their one purpose – as relics of the event, together with the photographic evidence. But the photographs are not simply documentation of a sequence of anarchic events. They fix the moment between ’cause’ and ‘effect’ and are imbued with wit, melancholy and the physical humour of early silent cinema. In carrying out these processes, collaborations and journeys Lyons attempts to reconcile reckless youth with the pressures of adulthood; these are snap-shots of ‘Lost Boys’ putting their most dangerous, outlandish ideas into practice and – one feels, with some luck – getting away with it.

Special thanks to the Ohio Arts Council for funding this pilot program that not only brings an artist from Scotland to Cleveland but also sends an Ohio artist to Dundee, Scotland for 6-weeks to work at Dundee Contemporary Arts in their amazing print shop. This May, artist Anna Tararova will head to Scotland. This program was also funded through our CPR FOTO BRUNCH fundraiser in Fall 2016. Thanks to all who attended.

Black in America at Cleveland Museum of Art

March 16, 2017

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February 26 – July 30, 2017
Cleveland Museum of Art
Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery | Gallery 230

Louis Draper and Leonard Freed: Two photographers – one black, one white – look at life during the civil rights era. Both artists were incredibly talented formalists who put that skill at the service of expression. They also shared a goal: to create dignified depictions of African Americans that portrayed them not as victims or heroes but as individuals.

 

 

 

Cleveland Print Room Photography Exhibition

September 26, 2016

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Perpetual Ephemera: The Works of Preston Buchtel, Ryn Clarke, Hadley K Conner, and Raheleh Mohammad
Friday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m

The Fall gallery schedule begins with Perpetual Ephemera, a group show featuring the work of four area artists — Preston Buchtel, Ryn Clarke, Hadley K Conner, and Raheleh Mohammad – creating mixed media pieces and assemblages incorporating a variety of photographic processes. It opens with a reception Friday, Sept. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m., with a gallery talk Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. It runs through Saturday, Nov. 5.

Raheleh Mohammad is an Iranian born who currently lives and works in Ohio. Photography for her is a visual experience, which allows her to capture the moments that could either convey a narrative or a fading reality in a poetic interpretation. Her focus in this exhibition is ‘distance’ and its perception in the broadest sense.

Ryn Clarke is a visual artist and photographer exploring the image-making process using a variety of photographic processes, including hand-coloring, photopolymer gravure, hand made papers, print making and encaustics.  This new work focuses on an ever-changing natural world – beautiful, even in its decay.

Preston Buchtel primarily works in the mediums of painting, collage, and photography, he often combines them, creating mixed media works.  In this exhibition, he is showing small collage/mixed media pieces drawn from work made over the past twenty years.

Hadley K Conner works exclusively with film, generating images in the darkroom using traditional and alternative photographic processes. The subject matter in this show stems from an ongoing investigation of those who embrace both the past and a sense of theatricality within designated spaces, specific events and their daily lives.

Unfixed at Transformer Station

January 8, 2016
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UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image
Transformer Station
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan 15, 6pm
Additional events below

This winter Transformer Station presents UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image, an exhibition featuring 11 national and international artists who are exploring the ephemeral image in a wide variety of ways with and without cameras, in still images as well as video. Although photographic images existed long before, the birth of photography is marked by the date when we learned to “fix” a representative image on a light sensitive surface permanently. Since then, the truth of photographic representation has been often questioned and much discussed. Less debated, but just as questionable is the permanence of the photographic image. Of course, eventually, all surfaces decay and images fade, but the artists in this exhibition embrace the fleeting nature of the image that is created by light and is eventually destroyed by it.

Many of the works in UNFIXED have been created for the exhibition, including a site-specific installation of Wait and See by Swiss artists

F + D Cartier and a project by Matthew Gamber that deconstructs the illusion of color photography through the lyrical use of obsolete slide projectors. John Opera’s application of natural, light-sensitive dyes mean that his photographs will fade gradually, while Phil Chang’s unfixed photographs will disappear within hours of the opening party. A group of vernacular photographs from the collection of Peter Cohen reveal the surprising beauty of Kodacolor snapshots from the 1950’s that, owing to a faulty dye couplers, have all turned pink. Other works in the show are elegiac—Brian Ganter’s heat sensitive tintypes reveal haunting portraits of queer porn stars, all of whom died of AIDS, when held in the viewer’s hands. Meanwhile Paul Shambroom’s photographs of lost pet flyers, washed out by sun and rain, quietly mourn what can never be recaptured. Also featuring work by Eric William Carroll, Dustin Grella, Luke Stettner, and Tom Persinger, UNFIXED brings together objects and images that cause us to consider mortality and entropy, time and memory and the beauty of moments that can never last.

UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image will open on Friday, January 15th. Transformer Station members are invited to preview the exhibition from 5 – 6 p.m. Artists Françoise and Daniel Cartier will deliver a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

Additional Programs

Matthew Gamber Gallery Talk, Saturday, January 16th, 2 p.m.

Dr. Kate Albers Lecture, “The Ephemeral Photograph: From Salt Prints to Snapchat,” Saturday, March 12th, 2 p.m.

Tom Persinger Gallery Talk and Performance, Sunday, April 3rd, 3 p.m.

Prof Eric Vaughn’s Photography at Beck Center

January 7, 2016

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Eric Vaughn: Cross Section
Beck Center for the Arts
Opening reception: Sat, Jan 9, 6-7:30pm

The Beck Center main gallery is proud to host the opening reception for Eric Vaughn’s one person photography show, Cross Section. Eric’s images demonstrate his techinical skills as well as his unique artistic vision and a contemporary art approach to his medium. “Retaining the photographic trace of observable phenomena operates as a guiding principle in my art practice..” – E. Vaughn

The public is welcome to attend the artist’s reception free of charge. The show will be on view from 1/8/16 – 1/31/16. Please visit www.beckcenter.orgfor more information on open hours.

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Eric teaches photography at CSU. His exhibition features an 18-piece display of 40″ prints from his Distant, Disrupted Visions series. Click here to visit the Facebook Event page.

Photo Now Exhibition at Tri-C East

September 6, 2015

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The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presents Photo Now formerly known as the Western Reserve Open Photography Competition, at Tri-C Gallery East located at 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, Ohio 44122.  The opening reception will take place on Tuesday, September 8th from 6 – 8 p.m.

The juried exhibition includes CSUphoto alumni Lena D’Amico and Omid Tavakoli, as well as adjunct professor Eric Vaughn.

Rephotographic Exhibition at Heights Arts

March 2, 2015

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Impermanence
Heights Arts
Opening Reception: Fri, Mar 6, 6-9pm

A rephotographic survey exhibition of University Circle, Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Ohio City, Tremont, Little Italy and Cleveland proper by eleven photographers. Photographers include; Darlene Beiter, Andrew Cari, Beverly Conley, David Hagen, Mark Holz, Nathan Migal, Chuck Mintz, Karin McKenna, Emily Smith, Victoria Stanbridge and Brian Swaney. Curated by Daniel Levin. Guests welcome.

And check out this in CoolCleveland.com.

Third Person at Cleveland Print Room

March 2, 2015

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Third Person
Cleveland Print Room
Opening Reception: Fri, Mar 20, 5-9pm

Third Person explores the idea of “the portrait” in its many different forms. The exhibit, featuring the work of 25 photographic artists and curated by Laura Ruth Bidwell, Ken Emerick, Joe Minek, Chuck Mintz, and Print Room Founder and Director Shari Wilkins, displays each curator’s different perspective on the concept of portrature.

It’s All Been Done Before in LENSCRATCH

February 3, 2015

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From LENSCRATCH:

It’s All Been Done Before is a group show organized by Brandon Juhasz, an artist based in Cleveland, OH.  This show is a giant conversation on photography as part of our well-archived culture.  The artists represented in the exhibition – Jerry BirchfieldLauren DaviesErin O’KeefeGreg RuffingSadie Wechsler, and Brandon Juhasz – all challenge the simple act of image making.  Between the constructs of three-dimensional, interactive space, and the heavy hand of the maker, this show follows the new subcategories that are ever evolving from photography.

You can catch the show between January 16-February 20 at the Forum Art Space in Cleveland, OH.

See more images from the exhibition on LENSCRATCH.

Photography Exhibition at Transformer Station

January 23, 2015

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Process and Abstraction
Jessica Eaton, Mariah Robertson and Alison Rossiter
Transformer Station
Opens Feb 7, reception at 7pm

Transformer Station is pleased to present work by three artists who have developed techniques and processes unique to them, resulting in stunning abstractions that challenge popular conceptions of photography.

For Jessica Eaton’s series Cubes for Albers and Lewitt (cfaal), the artist photographs grayscale cubes through combinations of red, green and blue lens filters, using motion and multiple exposures to create increasingly complex forms that defy the logic of time and space.

Mariah Robertson experiments with chemical treatments in the darkroom to produce genre-defying work. Essentially painting with chemicals on hundred-foot rolls of photo paper, the artist then drapes and folds the paper to create sculptural installations.

Alison Rossiter’s recent series FOURS features minimal yet bold geometric abstractions made by dipping long-expired photo paper in developer to create lines and tones.

Together these artists demonstrate how following the inherent logic of the medium results in what Robertson has described as “impossible images”: photographs that don’t feel like photographs.

The show runs from Saturday, February 7 through Sunday, May 2nd. Opening will have food, drink and also tunes provided by DJ Eff.

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Jessica Eaton Lecture
CIA Aitken Auditorium
Wed, Feb 4 at 6:30pm

In addition, The Cleveland Institute of Art Photography & Video Department will host a lecture by Jessica Eaton on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30pm in Aitken Auditorium in the Gund Building (where the cinematheque is).  Poster Attached: Jessica Eaton – Poster 01