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2900 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
April 20 - June 15, 2018
A 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Margaret Cogswell (New York, NY), Elena Harvey Collins (Cleveland, OH), Dan Corrigan (Cleveland, OH), Christa Donner (Chicago, IL), Kevin Everson (Charlottesville, VA), Dustin Grella (New York, NY), Anna Viola Hallberg, Kevin Hogan (Asheville, NC), Steffani Jemison (Brooklyn, NY), Ben Kinsley (Pittsburgh, PA), Steve Lambert (Beacon, NY), Jessica Langley (New York, NY), Sarah Paul (Cleveland, OH), Ward Shelley (Brooklyn, NY), Corrie Slawson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Roopa Vasudevan (Brooklyn, NY)
Part of SWAP
Opening Reception: April 20, 6 pm - 9 pm
On View: April 20, 2018 - June 15, 2018
Celebrate an incredible 40 years of artistic exploration and experimentation with 17 artists & collectives and 4 executive directors who represent the wide range of cultural production that has taken place through SPACES.
20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years is curated by SPACES Executive Director Christina Vassallo, and former Executive Directors: founder James Rosenberger, Susan Channing, and Christopher Lynn. Each curator selected a group of artists who have defined their time at the helm of SPACES and whose work with SPACES propelled the artists' careers.
Margaret Cogswell (New York, NY); Christa Donner (Chicago, IL); James Duesing (Pittsburgh, PA); Kevin Jerome Everson (Charlottesville, VA); Anna Viola Hallberg (Stockholm, Sweden); Kevin Hogan (Ashville, NC); Steffani Jemison (Brooklyn, NY); Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley (Colorado Springs, CO); Steve Lambert (Purchase, NY); Pipo Nguyen-duy (Oberlin, OH); Sarah Paul (Cleveland, OH); Dan Rothenfeld (Cleveland, OH); Roopa Vasudevan (Shanghai, China); returning Artist in Residence Ward Shelley (Easton, CT); Corrie Slawson (Cleveland, OH), Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland, OH) &; Elena Harvey Collins (Santa Cruz, CA); and Jud Yalkut (d. Cincinnati, OH). Dustin Grella (Bronx, NY) will collect visitors' favorite SPACES stories through his Animation Hotline phone booth, in order to turn the voice mails into stop motion animations that be shown at SPACES in November 2018.
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
Margaret Cogswell is a mixed-media installation artist residing in New York. Cogswell has a MFA degree in sculpture from Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University (1982) and is the recipient of numerous awards including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2009), New York Foundation for the Arts... 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
Christa Donner was born in 1975 in Morristown, New Jersey. Her father, an oboe player with a doctorate in physics and her mother, a professional flautist and talented accordionist, soon decided to relocate to the bustling metropolis that is Fort Wayne, Indiana, where Christa spent most of her formative years.After... go to artist page
Kevin Jerome Everson was born in 1965 and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. He has an MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from the University of Akron. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Everson has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, NEA, NEH,... go to artist page
Dustin Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work attempts to glean glimpses of colorful insight into the seemingly mundane. His work has screened at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and won the Walt Disney Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. His film "Prayers for Peace"... go to artist page
Anna Viola Hallberg
Anna Viola Hallberg is a lens based artist working with video, sound and photography often in the format of installations. Hallberg has a BA from Stockholm University with focus on Cinema and Curatorial Studies. In 2008 Hallberg graduated from the International Museum Studies Master program at University of Gothenburg (Degree... go to artist page
Kevin Hogan graduated from Lakewood High and Cooper School of Art. While in graduate school in Kent State he helped organized what has become SPACES. go to artist page
Steffani Jemison was born in Berkeley, California, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009) and a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University (2003). Jemison uses time-based, photographic, and discursive platforms to examine "progress" and... go to artist page
Ben Kinsley's projects have ranged from choreographing a neighborhood intervention into Google Street View, directing surprise theatrical performances inside the homes of strangers, organizing a paranormal concert series, staging a royal protest, investigating feline utopia, collecting put-down jokes from around the world, and planting a buried treasure in the streets... go to artist page
Steve Lambert's father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty, and service to others; qualities which prepared him for life as an artist. Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The New York Times "Special Edition," a replica of... go to artist page
Jessica Langley is an artist whose work draws from idealized nature photography and Romantic landscape painting, abstracting and obscuring images through a variety of processes and approaches. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as SPACES in Cleveland, Nathan Larramendy Gallery in Ojai, Denise Bibro Gallery in New... go to artist page
Sarah Paul is a musical artist and a professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has been writing and performing experimental music since 1989. go to artist page
Ward Shelley works as an artist in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in large projects that freely mix sculpture and performance. Utilizing eclectic influences and a variety of media, Shelley's installations defy classification. Over the last five years, Shelley has concentrated on bizarre functioning architectural pieces in which he lives... 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
Roopa Vasudevan is an American artist, creative coder, and researcher, currently based in New York, NY and Shanghai, China. Her work explores the influence and impact that our increasingly digital and tech-reliant way of life has on culture, politics, and real world behaviors - and the ways in which technology... go to artist page
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