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Lunch on Fridays: Joe Smith
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October 12 2018

When 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Where Cleveland Institute of Art, Peter B. Lewis theater

Detail of Joe Smith artwork in the Great Lakes Research exhibition

Joe Smith, "untitled," 2012-2018, wood, copper sulfate solution, bucket, Courtesy of the artist

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Spend a lunch hour learning about the latest in art and design during these Friday lectures. Each lecture features a variety of artists and designers from around the world, including CIA faculty and visiting artists. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza and beverages will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Great Lakes Research artist Joe Smith will discuss his recent work, including pieces that were included in Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.

Joe received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1998 and has been the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including the McKnight Fellowship for Visual Artists, the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and the Jerome Travel Grant. His abstractions and still-lifes explore the impact of weight and gesture as a means to open up psychological spaces. Each element in his work is charged with restraining and driving forces that reveal the gaps between the physical, mental, and the metaphysical. He has exhibited in numerous venues, including Midway Contemporary Art, Occasional Art, David Petersen Gallery in the Twin Cities, and The Suburban and Julius Caesar in Chicago. He currently lives and works in Minneapolis.


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