Totems is an arrangement of new works by Paul Sydorenko. He creates "conceptual scenes that demonstrate the battle between the untamed and civilized; rural and inner-city" in this exhibit that "parodies the perils and conquests of mankind with innocence and simplicity." [Just check out his whimsical piece at left.] Then check out this cool exhibit opening on Fri 3/12 from 7-10PM @ William Rupnik Gallery, 1667 E 40th St, Unit 1A.
The War Within our Hearts The peeps at Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave in Tremont, say that today "will see the beginning of a war on desire. You will be called upon to witness its truths." That's pretty powerful stuff, so you'd better check out this exhibition of contempo works by Dustin Nowlin [whose work is pictured at left], w/ guests Pamela Erdhart and Josh Lovullo, opening Fri 3/12 from 6-10PM. Runs through Fri 4/2. Call 216-269-8688 for details.
Tremont ArtWalk Sure, the ArtWalk is best in the summer when you can meander around lovely Tremont. But there's still so many cool offerings happening now, in March. On Fri 3/12, the Brandt Gallery hosts Phoebe Maire collages in my love for you is not defined by the things i do not tell you. Geode Gallery throws an opening reception for Eric Mull and his Tropical Architecture photos. And Visible Voice hosts Sharon E. Gregor signing her book, Rockefeller's Cleveland. http://www.tremontartwalk.org
Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents: "Referential – Homage, Montage, Sabotage" (Videos based on other artworks) curated by Cynthia Penter Opening Reception March 12, 6 - 11pm
Referential: Homage. Montage. Sabotage. will be an exhibition of video loops based on an original artwork from another medium. The show is being curated and organized by Cynthia Penter, a local media artist, with the assistance of Dana Depew, the gallery’s owner. “I asked a group of artists to make a short looping video about a master artwork or artist which they either love or hate. I wanted their response to the artwork and to see them transform the originating piece into the medium of video, displayed appropriately for a gallery experience. I wanted to see the 2D and 3D art brought to life.” The artists have been encouraged to treat the work with any approach they desire. The 30 artists invited to participate included students, former students, and friends of Penter, as well as video artists from other states. All were invited based on previous work and to share in what Penter hopes will be a fun and engaging art experience. show runs through April 3, 2010 hrs by appt 330-304-8528 www.asteriskgallery.com
Junk Mail and Advertisements Sandusky native Joshua Rex paints scenes filled w/ decay, neglect and advertisements. Also featured in his work: Caged beasts, heiresses, shipwrecks, food items, unknown persons, abandoned buildings, jars, U.S. Presidents and reclining chairs. He works w/ pre-existing subject matter to invoke an unconscious sense of loss. Check out his newest exhibit--Junk Mail and Advertisements--opening on Sat 3/13 from 6-10PM @ Low Life Gallery, 16001 Waterloo Rd. On display though Sun 3/28