On Thursday, April 11, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson will install a major work at WBg. During the past year, She has been working on a series of large paintings in partial preparation for a one-person exhibition at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College this Fall and a one-person show at the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland next year. Two of these paintings were exhibited in the artist's exhibition at WBg last fall. The painting that will be shown on April 11th is the 5th of 6 paintings. It is similar in size to the other pieces in the series, about 10 x 14 feet. There's a practical reason for the installation - the walls in the artist's studio are not large enough to hang the piece. As each piece has been finished, she has been installing it at WBg for a day to see it and to take reference pictures. We decided to invite patrons and friends of the gallery to see the piece as well. On Thursday, April 11, the gallery will be open from 11 to 6. The piece will be taken down first thing Friday morning.
Transformer Station 1460 W.29th Street, Cleveland, www.transformerstation.org “Kontinuum work by Adam Magyar.” Opening 6pm. An internationally-recognized photographic innovator, takes large-scale images of subway cars photographed while hurtling down subway tunnel. Despite the obvious speed, these images appear frozen in a quite timeless space, thus revealing the complexities of modern life. Magyar will talk about his work as a photographer and filmmaker “who uses high-tech digital tools and cameras adapted from industrial applications to examine the human ‘factory’” in a free discussion. Beer, wine and refreshments will be served.
Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900 www.zygotepress.com “Obsessive Intricacies.” Opening 6-9pm. Work by Amy Casey, Carla Fontecchio, Margaret Kimura, Qian Li, Pam McKee, Glenn Ratusnik, Adrienne Slane and Achala Wali.
Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255, www.morganconservatory.org “Woodcuts & Drawings: works on paper and their process.” Opening 7pm. Technology may come and go, but printmaking is forever. Like analog film, printmaking is completely old school… but never out of style. The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory presents an exhibition of works by Cle artist Andrij Maday, titled Woodcuts & Drawings: works on paper and their process. See gorgeous woodcuts full of intricate designs. On view through Tue 6/4.
Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Cleveland, 216.621.1610, www.brandtgallery.org “Kari Solomon: Live Installations.”
Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S. Walnut St., Wooster, OH 44691functionalworkshop.com “Functional Ceramics Workshop 2013.” April 18-20th. Opening Reception 7-9pm.