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.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 1-3pm
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.
Zygote Press is pleased to present the first solo Cleveland exhibition by Albanian born Italian artist Anila Rubiku who is featuring her new work about chains and their collective meaning as universal signifiers; for the enigma of love, loss and longing. Rubiku has married lyrics from the American blues songbook to her sculpture, silk screens, charcoal works.
Besides her work for this solo show, Anila is working with the Thomas Jefferson Newcomers Academy students who will presenting their work at Zygote in the near future. She has also presented her work to the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Social Practice Class and Laurel School.
Anila Rubiku is the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion resident working at Zygote Press. The Cleveland Foundation supports artists for 3 months residencies in Cleveland.
Anila Rubiku studied at the Tirana Academy of Arts (1994) and did her post graduate work in Milan at the Brera Academy (2000). At present she works between Milan, Tirana and Toronto.
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
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…)
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 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…)
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They Came. They Saw. They Printed!
(19 Years of Swift, Victorious Prints from the Zygote Press archive)
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.