SPACES Gallery Closed May 11 - June 14 New Exhibitions Open June 14.

November 20, 2015 - January 15, 2016

The Venus Vault (November 2015 - January 2016)

From the Astrophysics Department of The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory

Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Elena Harvey Collins (Cleveland, OH), Heather Kapplow, Michelle Murphy (Chicago + Cleveland, OH), Julia Oldham (Portland, OR), Arzu Ozkal (San Diego, CA), Corrie Slawson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Nanette Yannuzzi (Oberlin , OH)

The Venus Vault (November 2015 - January 2016)
Mission: Cleveland Land Mass

Mission: Cleveland Land Mass  Nanette Yannuzzi & Arzu Ozkal | 2011 |

Le Voyage dans la Lune

Le Voyage dans la Lune  Lana Z Caplan | 2011 |

Laika's Lullaby  Julia Oldham | 2015 |

Middle of the Night  Heather Kapplow | 2015 |

Big Bang: A Birthing Story

Big Bang: A Birthing Story  Michelle Murphy | 2015 |

Opening Reception: November 20, 6 ? 9 pm
On view at SPACES: November 20, 2015 ? January 15, 2016

This feminist planetarium, an integral part of The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory, will re-examine the hegemonic + sexist propaganda about creation via new media works and a site-specific installation. Expect an immersive correction of the phallic telescopic lens through which you have previously seen the universe.

Enter a cozy womb-like environment where you can safely consider the underpinnings of everything you thought you knew about everything. Engage in a tender exploration of a familiar/foreign planet via the 3D Mission: Cleveland Land Mass; witness the start of it all in Big Bang: A Birthing Story; and question authority in astronomy with Womyn Space. Shed an astral tear for the first bitch in space over Laika's Lullaby; go into deep space (if you dare) with Pink Black Hole; and back in time to the witchy origins of the universe with Middle of the Night. Then tumble gently back to earth on Le Voyage Dans la Lune.

Participating artists include: Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Elena Harvey Collins (Los Angels, CA) & Corrie Slawson (Cleveland Heights, OH); Lana Z Caplan (; Heather Kapplow (Alston, MA); Michelle Murphy (Chicago, IL); Julia Oldham (Eugene, OR); Hanna Rose Shell & John Douglas Manson (Boston, MA); Poussy Draama & Fannie Sosa / The School of No Big Deal; and Nanette Yannuzzi & Arzu Ozkal.

About the Artists

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

Elena Harvey Collins

Elena Harvey Collins is a Cleveland based artist from London, England. She completed her MFA in 2012 at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH. Currently, she is a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH. go to artist page

Heather Kapplow

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

Michelle Murphy

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

Julia Oldham

Julia Oldham is an artist and storyteller who was raised by a physicist, a rock hound and a pack of dogs in rural Maryland. Born the same year as the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, Oldham has been consumed by scientific curiosity her entire life, and has sought through her... go to artist page

Arzu Ozkal

From https://www.contrary.info/"Arzu is a traveler. She has begun her journey in 2002 by leaving Ankara: the city of politicians, bureaucrats and blue collars... Then she started wandering off from one city to the other, allowing new places, people, ideas and experiences to influence her work. As new experiences unfold, she... go to artist page

Corrie Slawson

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

Nanette Yannuzzi

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