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2900 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
November 20, 2015 - January 15, 2016
A collaborative effort seeking narrative justice
Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Lauren Davies, Jacob Feige, Keith Freund, Jonathan Gitelson, Brandon Juhasz (Cleveland, OH), Heather Kapplow, Marc Lefkowitz, Michelle Murphy (Chicago + Cleveland, OH), David Politzer (Houston, TX), Kristin Rogers, Jef Scharf, Corrie Slawson (Cleveland Heights, OH)
Part of R&D
Opening reception: Friday, November 20, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
On view at SPACES:November 20, 2015 - January 15, 2016
The People's Museum of Revisionist NaturalItstory(PMRNI) is a national leader in revising dominant scientific and cultural narratives. It unveils its groundbreaking work in a temporary exhibition housed within the halls of SPACES, a peer organization that is equally devoted to challenging the status quo.
Various exhibits in the perspective-changing PMRNI take us on a magnificent journey through time and space that concludes with an ethic of questioning we ignore at our own peril. Powerful storytelling, exceptional objects, extinct species, multimedia stations, and a feminist planetarium will enable visitors to participate in a collaborative effort seeking narrative justice within the realm of natural history. Dig deeper, through the PMRNI website, to find the museum's research, collections, field notes, and a full calendar of related events, featuring an adults-only sleepover at the Museum (December 19th).
The PMRNIexhibition team is comprised of: Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Lauren Davies (Broadview Heights, OH), Jacob Feige (Collingswood, NJ), Keith Freund (Akron, OH), Jonathan Gitelson (Brattleboro, VT), Brandon Juhasz (Berea, OH), Heather Kapplow (Allston, MA), Marc Lefkowitz (Cleveland Heights, OH), Michelle Murphy (Chicago, IL), David Politzer (Houston, TX), Kristin Rogers (Lakewood, OH), Corrie Slawson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Christina Vassallo (Cleveland, OH). Additional contributors to the gift shop include Pita Brooks (Lakewood, OH), Catherine Butler (Cleveland, OH), Ryan Dewey (Lakewood, OH), and Heidi Neilson (Queens, NY), among others.
Amber J. Anderson
Amber J. Anderson is an Ohio-based artist who creates work based on themes of memory, mystery, intimacy, and history. She is inspired by historical sites, obscure technology, rural landscapes, arcane methodologies, and classic literature. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and Master of Arts degree in... go to artist page
Davies recently relocated to the Cleveland area after many years in San Francisco where she received her MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited her mixed media installations, sculpture and drawings in the Bay Area at The Oakland Museum, De Saisset Museum, The Exploratorium, Yerba... go to artist page
Jacob Feige (Born 18/08/79) is a painter whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, including Lombard Freid Projects, New York, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, and most recently at Movement, Worcester, UK. His abstraction-in-landscape paintings have been written about in Artforum, Freize, The New Yorker, and... go to artist page
Keith Freund (15/9/1982) lives and works in Akron, Ohio. He has been recording experimental music and sound art at home for the past decade, with releases gaining acclaim from the Guardian, Pitchfork Media, and more. He has performed solo and in small ensembles across the United States and Europe, and... go to artist page
Jonathan Gitelson [Born 1975] is originally from Mount Kisco, NY and currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Keene State College in NH and works in a variety of mediums that include photography, artist books, video, installation, web based projects and public art.Jonathan's work... go to artist page
Brandon Juhasz is an artist living in Cleveland Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University. Trained in photography and painting his work seeks to dissect and understand the entrenched power of images and photography in our culture and the changing nature of the photographic... go to artist page
Heather Kapplow is a self-trained conceptual artist based in Boston, MA. She creates engagement experiences that elicit unexpected intimacies using objects, alternative interpretations of existing environments, installation, performance, writing, audio and video. Her work has received government and private grants and has been included in galleries, film and performance festivals... go to artist page
Marc Lefkowitz writes about and advocates for more sustainable transportation and land use in Northeast Ohio. He has served as editor of the GreenCityBlueLake (gcbl.org) web site for the past decade. Previous collaborations with this team include the launch of web 'zine Hotel Bruce (hotelbruce.com), and, with Corrie Slawson, for... go to artist page
Michelle Murphy (b. 1981) is currently pursuing an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2004. Her artwork has been published and exhibited Internationally, including exhibitions in NYC, Paris, Geneva Switzerland, Chicago, Guatemala... go to artist page
David Politzer was born in Washington DC. David was the recipient of the 2011 Houston Center for Photography Carol Crow Fellowship Award. He has had solo shows at Artspace (New Haven, CT), the Museum of Northern Arizona, Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM) and... go to artist page
As an artist, curator, and musician, his projects are driven by interdisciplinary intentions, and frequently involve multi-media approaches. Labor, sympathy for the proletariat mindset, and accessibility are common threads that imbue his diverse scope of art production. Although his content is, at times, compound and intricate, he avoids the clandestine... go to artist page
Multidisciplinary artist Jef Scharf is a designer, screen printer, installation artist and musician, who has created collaborative works with Amy Sillman, Reed Anderson, Michael Smith, and Maya Hayuk. From 1998-2011, Scharf owned and operated Kayrock Screen Printing in Brooklyn, NY, where he produced artist editions, show posters, books and commercial... go to artist page
Cleveland Heights artist Corrie Slawson received a BFA from Parsons School of Design (1997). Slawson has exhibited at MOCA Cleveland, Zygote Press, SPACES, LAND Studio, Beck Center for the Arts and The Sculpture Center. Nationally, she has exhibited in Nashville (TN), Columbus (OH) and at the Rockford Art Museum... go to artist page
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