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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, lectures, openings, residency

Upcoming Exhibitions

Sara Tabbert: Rasmuson Artist-in-Residence at Zygote Press
Residency Dates: June 1 – July 30, 2016 at ZPASS
EVENTS (free and open to the public):

Exhibition at Zygote Press: July 8 – July 28, 2016
Opening Reception: July 8, 2016, 6-8pm

 Zygote is thrilled to feature four artists who participated in 2015-2016  Rasmuson Artist Residency Program. The two artists from Alaska, are Fairbanks artist, Sarah Tabbert  (June/July 2016), and Homer-based artist, Michael Walsh (2015).  Cleveland artists are Elizabeth Emery (Fall, 2014) and Amy Casey (Fall, 2016) who went to Homer, AK. and worked at the Bunnell Street Arts Center.  This is the culminating work that was developed during all of their residencies.

Free the Ink20: Breakfast with Sarah Tabbert: Artist Talk,
Saturday, June 4 2016, 10-noon
Join us for a morning of cool exchange and breakfast with Sara Tabbert, our 2016 Rasmuson Artist Exchange Artist. Sara will be talking about some of her community-based printmaking projects and her work with the artists in schools programs.


THINK BOX: Show and Tell tour and POP-UP Exhibition. Saturday, June 18th.
Reception at Ink House. Show will be on view throughout the Waterloo Arts Fest

Join us at Ink House in Collinwood at 1pm and convoy/car pool to Think Box for a tour of of the facility on 11201 Cedar Avenue and when we return back to Ink House we will check out the work produced in a pop-up exhibition. Reception follows.


Katharina Seidlitz & Suntje Sagerer:
Artist in Residence Dresden Exchange Program sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council

Foreign Affairs XX Exhibition Sunjte Sagerer & Katharina Seidlitz
Sept 10-17: Opens with a reception on Sept. 10th from 1-3pm. Artist Talk at 2pm.
In our 20th year, Zygote features two artists from Dresden, Germany, Sunjte Sagerer and Katharina Seidlitz who will be in residence at Zygote Press as part of the Ohio Arts Council Dresden Exchange Program. Their work will be presented in Foreign Affairs XX. The Dresden Exchnage is the longest running International residency in Ohio. Both artists will be producing an edition at Zygote’s Ink House.


Kate Snow & Rick Finn.
Artist in Residence in Dresden, Germany

In residence at the Grafikwerkstatt from September 19–October 22, 2016.Kate Snow (Cleveland Heights) and Rick Finn (Cincinnati) will be in residence at the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden for 5 weeks.


2016 Artist-in-Residence: Darius Steward
In residence from September 23–October 29.
EVENTS (free and open to the public):

Opening Reception: October 23, 2016, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: October 15, 2016, 1-3pmDarius Steward is a visual artist, and educator currently living in Cleveland Ohio. He graduated from the University of Delaware obtaining a Master of Fine Art degree in May 2010. His undergraduate work was completed at the Cleveland Institute of Art where he had a concentration in Drawing and Painting. Since graduating from the University of Delaware, Darius has shown paintings at the William Busta Gallery, Zygote Press, Cleveland Clinic and has also had an article written up about his achievements in the Call & Post. In addition to that Darius also has a collection of his work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic and in the University of Delaware. As of now Darius teaches at Saint Ignatius High School, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art.​


In-TURN curated by Frances Lee. Nov 4-26th
Opening Reception:
Nov. 4th from 6-8pm
Frances Lee curates our third In-TURN Exhibition that features some of the most talented interns who work at NEO regional arts organizations and museums. Frances Lee is a Zygote alumni intern and is currently the curatorial Intern at MOCA Cleveland. She founded Carus Project Space.


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January 29, 2015, Exhibitions, News | Events

Current Exhibition

IMG_5357Zygote 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.

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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August 29, 2014, Exhibitions

Apply for your own exhibition

Simply fill out this form.

Curatorial Exhibition Application

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    Upload your resumé as a PDF file.
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    A curatorial statement with a description and explanation of the proposed exhibition. A list of artists under consideration needs to be included.
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    Please submit a maximum of 10 images. Zygote’s curatorial staff and a select advisory committee of artists, curators, and critics will conduct a preliminary review of proposals. Applicants will be contacted upon receipt of the proposal and only accepted curatorial and artist exhibitions will be contacted. Thank you for your submission.

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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