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November 30, 2016, Exhibitions, Uncategorized

WALK ALL OVER WATERLOO: Ink House Open House Friday, Dec. 2nd 6-8pm

ZYGOTE PRESS- EAST 30TH STREET
Saturday, Dec. 3rd, NOON-6PM. (RECEPTION 1-3PM)
Sunday, Dec. 4th, NOON-6PM
Show runs from Dec. 3-24th

Handmade. Local. Old school.  The art and ephemera at Zygote Press’s annual Off The Wall Holiday Show has all that appeal and more.

Off The Wall is where Northeast Ohio printmakers and other artists annually sell holiday gifts to hang on your wall, as well as a multitude of items that seem to spill spontaneously from the minds and hands of printmakers—from greeting cards to handmade books, to scratch pads, and other items.

This year’s sale features works by some of the areas best artists, which include, Denise Stewart, Pam McKee, Amy Casey, Bruce Edwards, Kristina Paabus, Elizabeth Emery, Liz Maugans, Anna Tararova, Jen Craun and Lisa Schonberg and many more.

 

May 19, 2015, AIR, Exhibitions, News | Events, residency, studio

Welcome Patti Fields & Ray Juaire as this year’s AIR artists.

Patti & Ray will be working in Zygote’s studio this summer. Stay tuned for more details. Meanwhile save the date for their closing reception and artist talk.

Closing Reception September 26th 2-4pm   ** Artist talk 3pm **

The full run of the exhibition is September 4th through October 3rd, 2015.

Patti Fields and Ray Juaire work and live in the Cleveland area. They both attended The Cleveland Institute of Art where they met and began their collaboration over 20 years ago. Fields, a trained Metalsmith, often focuses on the smallest of details within her jewelry and sculptural work, while Juaire comes from a background in Painting, Sculpture, and Photography. Together, they create objects that utilize both their vision, interests, and skills.

They often transform a variety of media to create artwork that, at times, symbolizes their professional and personal relationship and explores issues of place and memory. Their work can be singular or done in small series that play with balance, utilizing dynamic forms, conceptual narratives, and a re-imagined history of the objects they incorporate in each of their pieces. They create new histories in the combinations of fabricated and found objects and work to create metaphors for the nucleus of human, scientific, and metaphysical relationships.

 

April 7, 2015, Exhibitions, News | Events, openings

Students & Faculty Work from 4 Ohio Universities coming to Zygote Press

Saturday, April 11, 2015 1-3pm

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4U is a biennial exhibition of students and faculty from the printmaking departments of four Ohio universities. In addition to their work on the gallery walls, students and faculty participants will bring portfolios of work for browsing.

The artists will also be on hand to discuss their work and compare notes.

January 29, 2015, Creative Fusion, Exhibitions, Home Page Slider, lectures, openings, residency

Upcoming Exhibitions


 freestyleimage_featured   Free Style: tease and tension between abstraction and representation.
Curated by Liz Maugans
Opening Reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Exhibition runs from May 12 through June 24, 2017 at the Zygote Press Gallery on 30th Street.
FREE STYLE: tease and tension between abstraction and representation, brings together many of the regions most exciting artists working on the edges and tensions of abstraction. These artists re – evaluate abstraction, recognizing that through the subject itself, that it is often perceived to be unified, where in reality, it is a highly complex, fluid and many – sided phenomenon. The group exhibition illuminates how the act of making a representational works of art has become redefined following the emergence of abstraction as a competing proposition. Representation has always been in rebuttal of abstraction – sometimes polemically against it but more often incorporating aspects of it into a new synthesis. The exhibition draws on some of the contentious encounters and its impact on the many ways these artists have revised their conception of what representation can be. Several strands of abstraction are showcased through various types of artistic production, including paintings, drawings, mixed media collages, and prints. This is a brief survey of some of the exciting, responsive approaches taking place in NEO. Many of the artists are exhibiting for the first time at Zygote and we are honored to show this work and celebrate the freestyle energy that these artists present.
Justin Brennan
Dave Cintron
Jamey Hart
Michael Lombardy
James March
Kelsey Moulton
Patricia Zinmeister Parker
Scott Pickering
Grace Summanen

Above image; Strange Attractor, Jamey Hart
Generously supported by Tom Balboa

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October 29, 2014, equipment, Exhibitions, News | Events, studio

DOCUMENTA: November 1-30, 2014

“Zygote provides needed short-term space that I need to test and document my work for my website, grant applications, show proposals, and for collectors.”
— Christine Mauersberger

  • Do you need to find a great photographer who can fill all your documentation needs?
  • Can Zygote provide a clean, private space for scheduling a studio visit with a curator or gallerist?
  • Like Christine, do you need a professional space to test drive and document an installation?

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October 6, 2014, Dresden, Exhibitions, residency

Foreign Affairs: Clemens Reinecke and Rita Geissler

Rita Geissler

Rita Geissler

In its 19th year, Zygote Press welcomes Clemens Reinecke and Rita Geissler to Cleveland, Ohio for the Ohio Arts Council’s longest running International Artist Residency Exchange.  The Dresden Exchange Program will send Ohio artists, Michael Gill, Editor of the Collective Arts Network and Ellen Price, who is a professor at Miami University to work at the Graffikwerkstatt in Dresden for five weeks as part of this International exchange.

Winterlandschaft, Rita Geissler | Etching

Winterlandschaft, Rita Geissler | Etching

Clemens Reinecke and Rita Geissler’s work will be featured in an exhibition, Foreign Affairs 19, at Zygote Press.  A reception will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 1-3pm, with an informal artist’s talk beginning at 2pm.

Rita Geissler is a member of the Saxon Art Association and has won several awards including the Best of Show at Leipzig  Book Fair.

Geissler, born in Dresden, studied Graphic Arts and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden. She has an extensive exhibition record which includes shows at many Saxon Government Presidium, City Gallery Radebeul,  Library of the Dresden State Art Collections, and Carl-Lohse-Gallery Bischofswerda. (more…)

August 31, 2014, AIR, Exhibitions, News | Events, openings, residency

2014 Artist-in-Residence | Donald Black, Jr. | My Scars Exposed

September 12 – October 4, 2014

Reception: September 12 – 6-8 pm

Artist Talk: September 24 – 6:30 pm

I was the kid who never left my scabs alone; I picked at them.  I’m not sure if I was attracted to self-inflicted pain, but what I do know is that I was attracted to the breaking of patterns on my skin and the mark that would be left behind.  I liked the permanency and mystery of scars.  Then there are, what I call, the unmarked scars. (more…)

August 30, 2014, Exhibitions, News | Events, openings

Collector’s Affection | Curated by John Farina + Adam Tully

CollectorsAffectionAnnouncementAugust 8 to 31, 2014

Reception: August 8 — 6 to 9 pm

Collector’s Affection showcases works from over a dozen local artists included in the private collection of John Farina and Adam Tully.  Selected artists include Michelle Murphy, Mark Brabant, Hilary Gent, George Kocar, and many more.  Works from the collection will be shown alongside recent works from each artist.

This exhibition is generously supported by John Corlett.

The Collectors: John Farina & Adam Tully have been collecting art together since they met nearly eight years ago. Adam actually became an instant collector when he met John, who had already begun his collecting of Cleveland art many years earlier. (more…)

August 29, 2014, Exhibitions

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July 19, 2014, Exhibitions

Exhibitions

They Came. They Saw. They Printed!

(19 Years of Swift, Victorious Prints from the Zygote Press archive)

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Mely Barragan “Homesick”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nineteen years ago, Zygote Press opened its doors at E.72nd and St. Clair so that artists could have a space to make print-based work. Founders Bellamy Printz, Kelley Novak, Liz Maugans and Joe Sroka’s brave new frontier has been part of the region’s visual art scene since 1996, and since then, Zygote has invited hundreds of artists through the doors to create new work. This archive represents those artists from their very first pull on our presses.

I came. I saw. I conquered! has come to signify swift and decisive victory (after Caesar claimed capture of Pharnaces, in only four hours of combat). They Came, They Saw, They Printed! represents a wide range of artists who have come into Zygote, sometimes only for short periods of time, to make decidedly victorious work. Various styles, media and intentions are represented: from expressive monotypes to ephemera made to be given away. All of this work was created through artist participation in one of our programs– from Zygote’s Founders to some of our most stalwart former members, all of whom have a special place in Zygote history.

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