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April 20 - June 15, 20186:00pm - 5:00pm

20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years

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 R&D

20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years
The CATopian Dream

The CATopian Dream  Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley |

Ninety-three

Ninety-three  Kevin Jerome Everson |

ESTRID - an american dream

ESTRID - an american dream  Anna Viola Hallberg |

Kimono 2017 co-player getting her portrait taken

Kimono 2017 co-player getting her portrait taken  Pipo Nguyen-duy |

Light Display - Color

Light Display - Color  Jud Yalkut |

Little Miss Cleveland Approved Messages, silent video series

Little Miss Cleveland Approved Messages, silent video series  Sarah Paul with Brandon Miller | (2016-2018) |

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.

Participating artists:
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 SWAP 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.

Come with us as we go into the future with provocation!

Related Events

April 17, 6 - 8 PM: Season Pass members-only preview of new projects. Speak with the artists as they install their work. FREE!

April 20, 6 - 9 PM: Opening reception for 20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years. FREE!
April 21, 3 PM: Hear about the creative legacy of SPACES in this conversation with 20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years curators, moderated by William Busta. FREE!

May 19, 2 - 4 PM: Help us celebrate our 40th birthday with Cleveland's most creative competition, Artwood Derby. FREE admission, $10 car kit.

June 15, 6 - 8 PM: Season Pass Members-Only closing party for 20/20 Hindsight = 40 Years. FREE!

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... go to artist page

Margaret Cogswell

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

Dan Corrigan

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Christa Donner

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 Everson

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

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

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

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

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

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... go to artist page

Jessica Langley

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

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

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

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

Roopa Vasudevan

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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