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AKRON ART MUSEUM 2018 Exhibitions

FRONT International: An American City
Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries
Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby
July 14 – September 30, 2018

In Our Time (detail), Gerard Byrne, single channel film installation, rear projection including mise-en-scene elements with 8 channel audio, dimensions variable, ©Gerard Byrne; Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, Photographer: Damien Elliot

For the premiere edition of FRONT International, artists from the US and around the globe will offer perspectives on aspects of “The American City” at the Akron Art Museum. Works by fifteen artists and one collective— including three works newly created for the Akron Art Museum, a major video installation, sculpture, photography, and mixed media objects— will occupy spaces throughout the museum. The diverse artistic impulses represented offer a wide range of deeply interconnected ideas that mirror the city of Akron’s ebb and flow: invention, obsolescence, optimism, vision, civicorganization, and the measure of time.

In Our Time (detail), Gerard Byrne, single channel film installation, rear projection including mise-en-scene elements with 8 channel audio, dimensions variable, ©Gerard Byrne; Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, Photographer: Damien Elliot

Ireland native Gerard Byrne’s video installation In Our Time transports viewers into the studio of a 1970s or 1980s commercial radio station. Chronicling the routine of a day’s broadcast, the video harks back to a pre-Spotify era when, as the artist points out, “people listened to the same things at the same time.” The studio set is meticulously constructed with vinyl records, cassette tapes, recording equipment, wood paneling and guitars adorning the scant available wall space. A twelve-hour film, In Our Time plays in sync with the actual time of day, so the deejay’s broadcast correlates to real time. The immersive installation evokes Akron’s rich musical heritage and the robust contemporary scene that gave rise to such groups as Devo, the Waitresses, Chrissy Hynde, and the Black Keys.
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Visual Art Showcase

The work created by the three artists featured here functions on more than one level – as good art generally does. There are the esthetic issues and those of skill and talent, but there are also the specific (and related) ways that the work addresses the world around us. These artists create imagery consistently based on biological/geological forms, but there is also an aspect of the precarious or unwanted involved. In each case, the work speaks through the abstract language of the artistic medium and also in a way that embraces language-based ideas relevant to important issues in current society. Visual Art Showcase

Showcasing Northeast Ohio's finest contemporary artists. In this latest installment, Mark showcases Susan Danko, Mark Schatz, and Laura Vinnedgein in aroundKent Magazine's
Visual Art Showcase

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