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Critical Feedback
2018 Faculty Exhibition

July 14
October 07 2018

Where Cleveland Institute of Art

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Sarah Kabot, "Slick" (video still), 2018, Video

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This summer, the Cleveland Institute of Art has partnered with FRONT International to host an exhibition in Reinberger Gallery, which opens July 14and runs through October 7, 2018. This exhibition, curated by Michelle Grabner, is titled Great Lakes Research and hosts a variety of artists from cities within the Great Lakes region, including Toronto, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cleveland. One of the goals of Grabner’s project is to draw attention to artists who maintain their practices outside of the coastal cultural hubs of New York and Los Angeles.

The Cleveland Institute of Art has a longstanding reputation as a foremost school of art and design within the Midwest. CIA serves as a creative incubator for artists just starting their careers. This would not be possible without the dedication and support of a robust faculty of artists who are committed to their students and the ever-evolving discourse surrounding the contemporary art milieu.

As such, Critical Feedback is a reimagining of CIA's decades-long tradition of exhibiting the work of current ranked and full-time faculty. Artworks are installed throughout the first and second floors of the George Gund building, including the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Atrium, the Jack and Maryann Katzenmeyer Student Lounge, John and Sally Schulze North Lobby, the Ann and Norman Student + Alumni Gallery—and outside, on the Toby D. Lewis Media Mesh. Site plays an important role here, as some artists produced work that responds directly to the conditions of these spaces.

Most importantly, Critical Feedback aims to embrace the role of artists who are educators and celebrate the spirit of what they do, which is activate and encourage the exchange of ideas through constructive criticism.

Nikki Woods
Director of Reinberger Gallery

Critical Feedback is located on the first and second floors of CIA. Please join us for a public reception on Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 8pm.

Associate professor and chair of the Drawing Department, Sarah Kabot will be exhibiting her video work, "Slick," on the Digital Media Mesh located on the west facade of the George Gund Building.

Kabot's video will run from 10am-9pm during the FRONT Opening weekend (July 12-15). After July 15, Kabot's video will play from 5-9pm Monday-Friday.


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