The human form is clearly a fundamental subject for representation in visual art. The face, in particular, is a wonderfully rich source for a multitude of forms and ideas for artistic expression. Three artists featured here utilize this vehicle to explore distinct and personal content. From precise photographic realism, to inventive, multi-layered woven forms, to contemporary takes on the ancient form of ceramics, these artists aptly represent the richness and diversity of approaches to art making in Northeast Ohio. Visual Art Showcase
Jeff Donaldson: Dig, the artist’s first museum retrospective, explores Donaldson’s four-decade career. Spanning his 1960s-era activist roots in Chicago to his influence on generations of artists as a professor at Howard University and vice president of the Barnes Foundation, this major exhibition presents new scholarship and features works never before seen in public. For the first time, Dig presents Donaldson’s early works alongside his lesser known paintings from the 1980s and 1990s. [more]
Majorities Jeff Donaldson, 1977, mixed media, 44 x 36”, Wehby Gallery, New YorkPrivate collection, Courtesy of Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York
Sources of creative inspiration for artists, muses throughout art history have been portrayed as sensual playthings for male artists—often depicted nude, in prone, passive positions and situated in romanticized settings. Allison Zuckerman turns those conventions upside down, repurposing muses to cut right to the uncomfortable and sometimes painful truths of women’s existence. She plunders Western art history, dismantling bodies and piecing together new ones that expose vulnerability and imperfection. [more]
Philosophers and Bather Allison Zuckerman, 2018, acrylicand archival CMYK ink on canvas, 84 x 71 1/2”, Courtesy ofthe artist and Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York
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