Sculpture by Diana Abells, Carol Boram-Hays, Doug Cannell, Kristen Cliffel, Dylan Collins, Davin Ebanks, Elizabeth Emery, Tyler Gaston, Jennifer Hecker, Kenn Hetzel, Fiona Hoffer, David Hostetler, Molly Johnson, Peter Christian Johnson, Melissa Joseph, Kevin Kegler, Jasmine Kornel, Jennifer Meridan, Kristine Mifsud, Michael Nashef, Brian Nelson, Chris Oliver, Sara Allen Prigodich, Mark Soppeland, Thomas Stevick, Sheila Swartz, Wade Tullier, Jennifer Whitten, Caitlin Wismer, and Zena Zipporah
Main and Euclid Avenue Galleries
June 22- August 17, 2018
Opening on Friday, June 22 @ 5:30 to 8 p.m.
The Artists Talk in both galleries starting at 6:30 p.m.
Very little great art evolves without the challenges and support generated from a strong local ecosystem of fellow artists, educators, and art spaces. Clearly such an ecosystem is in place within the region served by the Sculpture Center. It has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to spend time looking at and thinking about the work of all of the artists who submitted for the 2018 After the Pedestal exhibition, and to work with Ann Albano who beautifully oversaw the installation of the show based on my selections for the final exhibition. Although it was difficult to choose from among so many impressive submissions, I hope you will find – as I do – that the works on view capture the humor, pathos, formal beauty, and extraordinary skill present in the work of sculptors from this region. Thank you.
Juror Cathleen Chaffee
Dr. Cathleen Chaffee is the Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. She was the Horace W. Goldsmith Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery from 2010 to 2014 and previously held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Chaffee received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and was awarded a 2008 Fulbright Fellowship to Belgium in order to complete research for her dissertation, Décors: Marcel Broodthaers’s Late Exhibition Practice 1974–75. She received her master’s degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, and completed her undergraduate studies at Ithaca College.
Annually through an open call for artists, The Sculpture Center invites all sculptors, including students, currently living and working in our greater region of Ohio, its contiguous states, and Ontario, Canada, to submit recent work for After the Pedestal, the summer juried exhibition of small sculpture. This always critically well received exhibition is juried by an artist or curator of national and international reputation.
Second Generation Ab Ex sculptor Richard Hunt (2005), designer and artist Viktor Schrekengost (2006), sculptor and urban activist Don Harvey (2007), painter and Chair of the Visual Arts Division, Columbia University, New York, Gregory Amenoff (2008), the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Curator of Contemporary Art Paola Morsiani (2009), Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery Astria Suparak (2010), Judd Foundation (New York and Texas) Executive Director Barbara Hunt McClanahan (2011), sound and installation artist and Oberlin College’s Professor of Art and African American Studies Johnny Coleman (2015), the Toledo Museum of Art’s Associate Director and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Gilman (2016), and artist and Professor of Arts Education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design Steve Locke (2017).
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