WALK ALL OVER WATERLOO: Ink House Open HouseFriday, 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.
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.
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.
In its 18th year, the Dresden Exchange Residency is an ongoing cultural-artistic link between the State of Ohio and the City of Dresden. Zygote Press, Cleveland and the Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, host two guest artists each year with the support of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC.) Residency artists are expected to engage with the fine art printmaking studios by creating art, exploring new techniques and interacting with their host colleagues.Zygote Press builds upon its record of international exchange this month with featuring visiting artists Thomas Hellinger & Falk Toepfer. Zygote will be sending Rebekah Wilhelm, Zygote’s Shop Manager and Patrick Mauk from Dayton, Ohio. Zygote’s Dresden Exchange is the longest-running international artist exchange program in Ohio.
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.
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. Continue reading “Foreign Affairs: Clemens Reinecke and Rita Geissler”
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. Continue reading “2014 Artist-in-Residence | Donald Black, Jr. | My Scars Exposed”
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.