Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

Jonny Lyons at Cleveland Print Room

May 15, 2017


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.


Call for Proposals

March 25, 2016

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To celebrate Oatey Company’s new world headquarters building, Oatey Co. seeks a creative artist or team to propose a unique art installation (mural or sculpture) to be installed on a prominent wall in the lobby of the Oatey Co. world headquarters.

This is an open Request for Proposals (RFP) from established creative professionals based anywhere in Northeast Ohio who are interested in a highly visible corporate lobby art project. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of professionals and employees.

Click here to see the full prospectus.

Ryan Upp Curates Emerging Photographer Exhibition

December 19, 2013


Contemporary photographs by the next generation of artists
Curated by Ryan Upp

The Galleries at CSU, South Gallery
January 16 – March 1, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, January 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm , Artist Talk 6:30 pm

Curator’s Statement:

As I embarked on curating a show recognizing the emerging photographer I quickly realized that all of the artists I felt drawn to were really quite young. The professionalism and expertise in the work I uncovered marveled that of photographers who have been in the business for years. Amazingly, most of these young minds are self taught and have created a support system for one another through social media networks such as Facebook and Instagram. I had discovered a group of individuals, working almost as a single unit, without the typical competitiveness and self absorption thats often seen in those attempting to make a name for themselves. They bounce ideas off one another, provide constructive positive feedback, and host outings where they model for each other’s images. I quickly noticed a reoccurring theme of the innocent human figure surrounded by the natural world. The work is timeless, provocative and has a universal theme of innocence. When we are young we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can.


Artists included in the exhibition:

Shane Black
Jacqueline Bon
Davit Botchorishvilli
Nicolas Bruno
Brendon Burton
Robby Cavanaugh
Marley Cumbee
Elisabeth Dare
Amelia Fletcher
Robert Moses Joyce
Breanna Kulkin
Sarah Haley
Jessica Neuwerth
Brian Oldham
Nicholas Scarpinato
Alison Scarpulla
Felicia Simion
Steven Sites
Victoria Smyrniotis
Alex Stoddard
David Talley
Gina Vasquez
Erika Victor
Brad Wagner
Rob Woodcox

Also on View:

January 16 – March 1, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, January 16th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Artist Talk 6:30 pm


Contemporary Sculpture exhibition of works by university sculpture professors in the region with Lisa Austin of Edinboro University of PA, Carmel Buckley of Ohio State University, Kate Budd of The University of Akron, Lane Cooper of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Alison Crocetta of Ohio State University, Isabel Farnsworth of Kent State University, and Irina Koukhanova of Cleveland State University; curated by Robert Thurmer.

CSU @ Connecting with Caporali Reception

April 6, 2013
Mark Irina

Professor Mark Slankard (photo) and Irina Koukhanova (sculpture) bask in the glory of their students.

Proud Professors Mark and Irina enjoy the successes of their students at Cleveland Museum of Art’s Connecting with Caporali college student exhibition. CSU was well represented in the exhibition that included students from 6 area colleges. CSU represented about half of the work in the exhibition. The work looked great, the students (and their profs) were appropriately proud.

Enjoy the photo gallery below of students with their work. CSU Photo students are listed first. Not all artists were on hand to bask in the glory. Congratulations to all artists in the show.

For more information about CSU’s participation in the exhibition, including a complete list of CSU exhibitors, click here.

For more information about the show visit: CMA’s webpage.

CSU photo in the house.

CSU photo in the house.

Alex Powell

Alex Powell.

Ann Scott
Ann Scott

Dan Dembinski

Dan Dembinski

Dominique Perkins

Dominique Perkins

Jessie Wagner

Jessie Wagner

Laurie Klasa

Laurie Klasa

Lexy Washburn
Lexy Washburn

Dairquiri Herrman
Dairquiri Herrman

Bobby Allen

Bobby Allen


Jeremy Kurth

Jeanetta Ho

Jeanetta Ho

Animatopoeia Artist Kate Clark Lecture

February 19, 2013

ClarkLectureSaturday, Feb 23, 11am
The Galleries at Cleveland State University (map)

Kate Clark lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her sculptures synthesize the human face and the body of wild animals – leaping, running, crouching. She utilizes animal hides in her work while shaving the skin to create human-looking skin and features. In Clark’s view, the lifestyle of modern humans does not allow for much physical interaction with wild animals, yet we continue to be fascinated by characteristics we no longer see in ourselves, including fierceness, instinctiveness and purity.

“When encountering my sculptures, the viewer is faced with a lifelike fusion of human and animal that investigates which characteristics separate us within the animal kingdom, and more importantly, which unite us,” Clark explains. “The sculptures visually, emotionally and intellectually explore this overlap.”
In addition to exhibits throughout the United States, her work is collected internationally and is in public collections such as the David Roberts Art Foundation in London and the C-Collection in Switzerland. Clark attended Cornell University for her BFA and Cranbrook Academy of Art for her MFA. She has been awarded fellowships from the Jentel Artists Residency in Wyoming, The Fine Arts Work Center Residency in Provincetown, Mass. and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program in New York.

Her sculptures have been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Art21:Blog, The Village Voice, PAPERmag, The Atlantic, NYArts, Arte Mondadori, Hi Fructose, the BBC World News Brazil, Hey! magazine and other publications.

For more information, visit The Galleries at CSU’s website.