A panel for the Cleveland Sculptors Network/Getting There from Here
Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 6:30-8:30 pm
Panel @ 7 pm
at 2731 Prospect Contemporary Art with networking reception before and after to meet each other and the artists
2731 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Free and open to all
For selected sculptors only, not open to the public:
Expanded Media Master Reviews & Collective Discussion with Luca Buvoli
Saturday, April 8 @ 10-noon
The Sculpture Center
We congratulate Diana Abells (Columbus, OH), Eric D. Johnson (Wooster, OH), Phillip Scarpone (Pittsburgh, PA), Jonas Sebura (Kent, OH), and Rachel Yurkovich (Cleveland, OH) on being selected to participate in the Master Reviews & Collective Discussion. Eric D. Johnson’s video 22 Days was selected for the 2017 After the Pedestal juried exhibition. Jonas Sebura and Rachel Yurkovich will have solo W2S (Window to Sculpture Emerging Artists series) exhibitions at The Sculpture Center in 2018.
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.
Julia Christensen: video clip from Burnouts
Julia 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.
Jacob Ciocci: video clip from Extreme Animals 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.
Rian Brown-Orso: video clip of hand-painted DIG TAC animation for The Foreigner’s Home, a feature-length documentary film on the intellectual and artistic vision of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison.
Rian 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.
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.