A panel for the Cleveland Sculptors Network/Getting There from Here
Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 6:30-8:30 pm
Panel @ 7 pm
at The Sculpture Center with networking reception before and after to meet the artists and each other
1834 E. 123 St., Cleveland, OH
Free and open to all
For selected sculptors only, not open to the public:
Expanded Media Master Reviews & Collective Discussion with Steve Locke
Sunday, June 11 @ 10 am – 1 pm
The Sculpture Center
We congratulate Annie Chrissy Burley (Columbus, OH), Trey Gehring (Kent, OH), Eric Johnson (Wooster, OH), Jim Leach (Lakewood, OH), Ato Ribeiro (W. Bloomfield, MI, and Ghana), and Micaela Vivero (Newark, OH) for being selected by Steve Locke for the Master Reviews & Collective Discussion. Eric Johnson has a sculpture in this summer’s After the Pedestal and Jim Leach was W2S 2016 artist with the exhibition Staying Healthy. Trey Gehring’s work will be included in the early fall exhibition Confrontations and Connections, Fiber Artists Talk Back at The Sculpture Center.
Steve Locke is an African American artist who explores figuration and perceptions of the male figure, themes of masculinity and homosexuality, and systemic injustices to African Americans
Russian born Irina Koukhanova was educated at the Moscow Institute of Art and Industrial Design (Stroganovskoe), the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA and the University of Notre Dame, IN. In her work she combines sculpture, printmaking and painting to achieve an integration of two-and three-dimensional space.
Her sculptural palette spans the history of sculptural media: from bronze casting, to metal and wood fabrication to the most recent fiberglass and 3D printing. Through the combination of materials and media united formally by the concept and their inherent spiritually, she creates a new sculptural language reflecting the ambivalence and complexity of contemporary art.
In the past ten years, Koukhanova has participated in numerous exhibitions both national and international. Most recently she had solo exhibitions at DKO Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, and Link Gallery, Warren, OH.
In the last year her work has been shown via Boxheart Gallery at Aqua Art Miami and Superfine Fair, NYC. Her artwork was featured at the Snite Museum of Art, the Sound Bend Museum of Art, Boston Sculptors Gallery, MA, Owensboro Museum of Art, KY, Marlboro Gallery, MD, Indianapolis Art Center, IN, among others. Koukhanova’s public art commissions can be found in Michigan and Ohio. Koukhanova has received full scholarship residencies at Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, Santa Fe Art Institute, NM (both sponsored by Joan Mitchell Foundation Grants), and Vermont Studio Center.
Irina Koukhanova is a Creative Workforce Fellow 2016 and is currently a Professor of Art and the head of the sculpture concentration at Cleveland State University.
Jerry Birchfield earned an MFA from Cornell University in 2014 and a BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009. He received a John Hartell Graduate Award from Cornell University in 2013 and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in 2011.
Moderator Kristen Cliffel, who works predominately in clay with frequent excursions into print making, most recent awards include the Cleveland Arts Prize for Mid-Career Artist in 2016, Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in 2015, and Community Workforce Fellowship from CPAC (Cuyahoga Partnership for Arts and Culture, OH) in 2013. She exhibits prolifically
Cleveland Sculptors Network
The Sculpture Center and the commercial Cleveland gallery 2731 Prospect (closed April 30, 2017) 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, with a social gathering, and Master Reviews & Collective Discussion the next day. The moderated panel discussions focus on selected contemporary issues in sculpture, on issues facing artists living and working outside major metropolitan cities, and on strategies to have sculptors’ work shown beyond our region. The panelists are an invited mid-career sculptor from outside our region and one or two regional sculptors. 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 – 6 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.
Visiting sculptors to date have been Nathalie Miebach (November 2016) and Luca Buvoli (April 2017).
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 with Steve Locke – now closed
The Sculpture Center
1834 E. 123rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44106