Exhibitions . About Reinberger Gallery
CIA's Reinberger Gallery supports the creative work of professional artists by providing quality exhibition opportunities. It also serves CIA students, faculty and the community as an educational resource, and particularly to encourage artistic growth and experimentation through well-presented exhibitions, events and lectures.
In the world of artist William Harper’s vibrant and improvisational jewelry, craftsmanship and concept are always entwined. Now visitors to the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery may experience his singular visual voice in William Harper: The Beautiful & the Grotesque, a 20-year retrospective running April 4 through June 14, 2019.
The more than 60 works of art on view will include Harper’s exquisitely crafted fine jewelry; display boxes built from assemblages of found objects; paintings; and Japanese-style folding books. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8pm Thursday, April 4.
Driven by an intense love for the material process, Harper enters his studio with improvisational spirit, allowing each move to inspire the next. His lush objects combine unexpected materials, including plastic beads, nails, and bone as well as pearls, jewels, precious metals, and enamel. The exhibit's title, The Beautiful & the Grotesque, underscores the tension between high and low, between precious and disposable, and between what draws and repels a viewer.
This exhibition is made possible through generous support from Scott Mueller and Dealer Tire, The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation, the John P. Murphy Foundation, Sherwin-Williams, Martha Fleischman, and Pamela Argentieri '87 and Matthew Hollern.
Select shows offer the public the chance to purchase artwork including CIA’s student and faculty shows. This is a great opportunity to support up-and-coming artists. For more information about purchasing artwork, contact Reinberger Gallery at 216.421.7407, or email Samantha Konet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Summer hours: (May 13–August 26)
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
The Reinberger Gallery will be closed from June 17–July 11 for an installation period.
Cleveland Institute of Art is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.