A panel for the Cleveland Sculptors Network/Getting There from Here
Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 7 pm
at 2731 Prospect Contemporary Art with networking reception afterwards to meet each other and the artists
2731 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Free and open to all
For selected sculptors:
Expanded Media Master Reviews & Collective Discussion with Luca Buvoli
Saturday, April 8 @ 10-noon
Call now open here through March 30. Sculpture as defined by The Sculpture Center includes individual objects of all media, installation, expanded media, relational aesthetics, and performance. You do not need to have an expanded media practice to apply.
Luca Buvoli (born Italy, lives in New York) is a multi-media artist whose museum solo shows include the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2001), the M.I.T. List Center, Cambridge (2000), ICA in Philadelphia (2007), and gallery solo shows at John Weber Gallery (1995, 1997, 1999) and Hyundai Gallery (2012). Group shows include the Utopia Matters (Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin, 2010), Venice Biennale (2007), Greater New York at P.S. 1 MoMA (2000), and the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa (1997). Permanent public commissions are in New York, Houston (Texas), and soon in Seattle.
His films/videos have been shown at MoMA and Lincoln Center (New York), the ICA (Boston), British Library and ICA (London), and on Italian television among other places. Articles on his works have appeared in The New York Times, Art in America, ModernPainters, Art on Paper, Frieze, The New Yorker, Flash Art, and others.
A Fulbright Fellow, he has received grants and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. He has given lectures on his work at Harvard, Yale, Brown University, Columbia, M.I.T., Skowhegan, and many other international institutions and museums. He is the Director of the Mount Royal School of Art, a multi-disciplinary graduate program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.
Luca Buvoli is a 2017 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. His artworks are in the collections of MoMA, New York, Guggenheim Museum, and many other institutions.
Julia Christensen is Assistant Professor of Integrated Media in the Studio Art Department at Oberlin College, where she has additionally served on the faculties of Environmental Studies and TIMARA (Technology in Music and Related Arts). Ms. Christensen is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores systems of technology, consumerism, landscape, and history. Her work has exhibited internationally, at venues such as Eyebeam (NYC, NY), 21C Museum (Louisville, KY), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), Carnegie Museum of Fine Arts (Pittsburgh, PA), and internationally in Finland, Croatia, Greece, and beyond. Christensen is a 2013 Creative Capital grantee in Emerging Fields. Her work has additionally been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, Turbulence, and residencies at the Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Studio, Experimental Television Center, and The Center for Land Use Interpretation. Ms. Christensen is also an active musician in the worlds of new and experimental music. She is the founder and director of WAM!: Women and Art Music Ensemble at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. More information.
Jacob Ciocci is Visiting Professor of Integrated Media at Oberlin College. He is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY, and Oberlin, OH. In his videos, multimedia installations, websites, and performances, the cultural symbols of our time, both the popular and the obscure, both the contemporary and the recently forgotten confront one another and the viewer on a visceral, emotional, and experiential level. He has performed and exhibited at a variety of venues including the New Museum and MOMA in New York, Tate Britain. Recent activity includes a comprehensive screening of his video work at Anthology Film Archives and an exhibit at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto.
Ciocci, his performance group Extreme Animals, and his former collective Paper Rad have received critical acclaim in a range of publications, including: the New York Times; ArtReview; Artforum; Art in America and Vice. DVD publications include 2 Blessed 2 B Stressed and Music Is a Question With No Answer, both produced by Audio Dregs Recordings, and Trash Talking, produced by Load Records, Internet Art (Thames and Hudson, 2004), and two artist’s books designed by Paper Rad: BJ and da Dogz and Cartoon Workshop/Pig-Tales (Picture Box Inc).
Rian Brown-Orso is Associate Professor Cinema Studies/New Media, Co-Director, Apollo Outreach Initiative, ad Co-Director, Apollo Center for Media Education and Production. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Rian Brown is a filmmaker and video artist. She grew up in a family of artists and as a child lived in many different parts of the U.S., studied art at the Massachusetts College of Art and received her Masters of Fine Arts in film from the University of California, San Diego. Brown’s work spans a variety of film genres – including experimental, personal narrative, documentary and video installation – and explores notions of motherhood, identity, landscape, memory, and nostalgia in both narrative structure and visual style. Reflecting Brown’s background in painting, her films also deploy rich, visually dynamic imagery, hand-painted animation, and experimental techniques. Presence of Water, a short 16 mm film Brown shot in Northern Italy, is a visual diary and memory of the last few months of pregnancy that has shown widely in festivals, including the Independent Film Channel, the New York Shorts Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Nashville International Film Festival, and the Women in the Director’s Chair. Recently she completed Into the Scrum, a short documentary that takes an intimate look at the complex and physical world of women’s rugby. In 2009 she travelled to Antarctica with filmmaker and frequent collaborator Geoff Pingree to film BLUE DESERT ~ Towards Antarctica, a multi-channel video installation that premiered at Boston’s Laconia Gallery and has since shown at Oberlin’s Baron Gallery, Newseum in D.C. and Cleveland’sIngenuity Festival. Her work has shown around the world at film festivals and museums including the Wexner Center, L.A. Hammer Museum of Art, the Harvard Film Archive, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, and the Milano-Athenia in Athens, Greece. Brown was an artist in resident at theHeadlands Center of the Arts, and in 2011 she was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. With Pingree she also founded and directs the Apollo Outreach Initiative, a media education and community outreach program housed in Oberlin’s historic Apollo Theater. In 2015, Rian Brown and her colleague Geoff Pingree were awarded grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative for the production of The Foreigner’s Home, a feature-length documentary film on the intellectual and artistic vision of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. The film will be released in 2017, explores the ideas and vision Toni Morrison articulated – and the public conversation she began – in the exhibition she guest-curated at the Louvre in 2006. Most recently she was awarded a 2017 individual excellence award from the Ohio Arts Council.
Cleveland Sculptors Network
The Sculpture Center and the commercial Cleveland gallery 2731 Prospect formed the Cleveland Sculptors Network/Getting There from Here in 2016, as a venture to increase the reach and connectivity of sculptors of Northeast Ohio and our greater region. We are hosting a series of evening panel discussions, followed by a social gathering, and a Master Review & Collective Discussion the next day. The moderated panel discussions focus on selected contemporary issues in sculpture and on issues facing artists living and working outside major metropolitan cities. The panelists are an invited mid-career sculptor from outside our region and one or two regional sculptors who might be exhibiting at 2731 Prospect or at The Sculpture Center as part of its annual Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist series (W2S). These panels are open to everyone interested – the public, sculptors, artists of all media, academics, and students.
On the following morning, the visiting sculptor holds a Master Review & Collective Discussion with an intimate group of 5 selected sculptors of NE Ohio and our larger region. This is a group, critical feedback discussions of the work presented by the selected artists intended to foster ongoing ties of the sculptors with the visiting artist and among the regional sculptors for future interactions.
Cleveland Sculptors Network is generously funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council and the Callahan Foundation.
Cleveland Sculptors Network Master Reviews & Collective Discussion Call for Artists
Cleveland Sculptors Network Master Reviews Call for Artists is now open through March 30 for our second Master Review with Luca Buvoli. Apply here.
Our first Cleveland Sculptors Network panel, Take Form: A Sculptors Panel, with sculptors Nathalie Miebach, Kate Budd, and Elizabeth Emery as panelists and moderator Isabel Farnsworth, Associate Professor of Sculpture, Kent State University, was a great success.
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