Visual art in Northeast Ohio is made up of a wide variety of approaches, subjects and materials, which is not unexpected, seeing that it reflects the state of art nationally, even globally. Unlike periods in the past, where there was a dominant movement, such as Abstract Expressionism or Pop Art, we’re currently in an era of ‘pluralism,’ where no overriding thematic direction seems to take precedent over another. (Maybe it’s too close to discern in the moment it takes place?) This lack of conforming influence can be seen as an exciting and healthy state of affairs, because it provides a greater sense of freedom in art that can lead to more unpredictable results. It can also present a challenge for artists to find a distinct and meaningful voice when so much seems possible, but so much of the art of the past still echoes in our minds.
Mark Keffer Class of 88'
LINDSAY MARTIN GRYSKEWICH & GRIFFIN ALLMAN, JULY 2021
Closing Reception: Fri, July 30
McKay Bricker Framing | Black Squirrel Gallery | 141 East Main Street Kent, Oh 44240 | (330) 673-5058
Great selection of art, cards, frames, hand bags, t-shirts, and much more. Gifts for all occasions. Connected to KSU Downtown Gallery and a short walk from the KSU Hotel & Conference Center.
The Kent State University Museum advances the understanding of world cultures through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting fashion, textiles, and related arts to students, scholars and the general public. The Kent State University Museum is a highly visible access point for the University, serving as a world-class destination for the study and presentation of historic and contemporary fashion, textiles and related art forms.
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