July 7 – 28: Rasmuson Residency Exhibition – Michael Conti & Claudio Orso
July 7, 6-8pm:
Trapiantato Remoto Exhibition Opening Reception
Trapiantato Remoto is like a joke within a joke (in Italian). It is a misspelling of a verbal tense referring to something long past. Both artists were responsive to their environments and soaking in as much as the people, places and participatory events that they could during their respective stays.
Artist Michael Conti, of Anchorage, Alaska, has been in Cleveland this summer capturing images with his camera of our most historic monuments, both the ones that exist and others should exist because they mark significant events in our city’s history. The project is part of his summer residency at Zygote Press, through the Rasmuson Resident Exchange program between June 1st until the end of July.
During Orso’s residency, he responded to much of the animals and awe inspiring Alaskan landscape around him through creating woodcuts. He came home after his two months in Homer and had another residency in Montana. The culmination of these two residencies will be in the exhibition along with his inspired creations that he created as a Resident Artist for Parade the Circle at the Cleveland Museum of Arts huge 2017 celebration.
The program provides for one artist each from Alaska and Ohio to visit the other state and make art there. Conti’s art –including polymer plate intaglios, screen prints and lasercut images–will be exhibited along with that of Ohio artist Claudio Giacone Orso, who spent his Rasmuson residency in Homer, Alaska.
Rasmuson Foundation honors the merit and significance of a life dedicated to serious artistic exploration and growth. We believe that an artist’s energy, ideas and creative drive cannot bear fruit without periods of time devoted to experimentation, education, and personal reflection.