Where George Gund Building, Reinberger Galleries
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As part of the gallery’s ongoing effort to promote CIA alumni, Reinberger Galleries will invite 16-20 artists in an exhibition to explore the diversity of urban/city-based art colonies, the growing enclave of CIA artists and designers living in Brooklyn and Cleveland. The exhibition is scheduled to take place later this year, November through December 2012.
The dynamism in selecting a diverse and talented group of former students serves to underscore the phenomenological experience of ‘place’, not site-specific, but formally and thematically. And there are easily familiar indicators and contradictions, so to speak, sometimes taxed with elegant and stylish, anarchic and informative depiction. The exhibition’s central narrative is an entanglement of stories, personal iconography, decoded metaphors, and current events capable of enriching the viewer’s experience of contemporary art.
The majority of participating artists will provide different models of
self-representation and self-organization. Some are more
introspective, and very personal. Not surprisingly, these artists
define a particular generation, a straightforward critique, genuine and
deeply committed to works that traffic meaning between sound, text, and
Join Bruce Checefsky, Director of Reinberger Galleries, and alumni artists from Brooklyn, NY and Cleveland, OH for a panel discussion preceding the opening reception of A Tale In Cities. Artists will debate a sense of common connection between their practices, offer a critique and perspective of their careers as artists post-CIA, and discuss their arc of experience in the two important but culturally diverse cities of Cleveland and Brooklyn, NY, from social diagnosis to predictions for the future of art and design in a post-recession economy. The discussion will be held in Aitken Auditorium at CIA’s Gund Building (11141 East Blvd).
The opening reception will take place on Friday November 2nd from 6-8p. Beverages and light hors d-oeuvres will be served.
Participating Artists Include:
George Gund Building
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
Cleveland Institute of Art is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.