August 21 - October 9, 2020

A Public Trust

Elizabeth Emery (Cleveland, OH), Angela Davis Fegan (Chicago, IL), Leila Khoury (Cleveland, OH), Ephraim Nehemiah (Cleveland, OH), Jordan Wong (Cleveland, OH)

Part of Group Exhibition

A Public Trust

  Elizabeth Emery, Speakers (2008)

A Public Trust

  Ephraim Nehemiah, In the Beginning was the funk, still from spoken word performance (2019), photo courtesy of No Numbers

STATEMENT:

Since 2016, and even prior, Americans have expressed decreasing levels of trust in government, institutions, and of each other. The erosion of public trust is impacting information sharing, public processes and, by extension, all aspects of daily life. Making matters worse, the piecemeal responses to our current pandemic and economic crisis have left many in this country feeling simply exhausted. A Public Trust is SPACES response to this climate of seemingly unshakable non-confidence, curated by Megan Young with staff.

Five commissioned artists share their conceptions of public trust and methods for building trust. They unveil early stage models that evolve throughout the exhibition, influenced in part by a series of public exchanges. SPACES invites our community of artists, activists, educators, organizers and officials to join this ongoing conversation and renew our investment in cultural pluralism.

ARTIST PROJECTS:

ELIZABETH EMERY
Big Voice, 2020
Mixed media installation and online archive
Online project page

ANGELA DAVIS FEGAN
V Series, 2020
Mixed media on canvas

LEILA KHOURY
Cleveland Community Archives, 2020
Mixed media installation and online archive
Online project page

EPHRAIM NEHEMIAH
The Samaritan’s Burden, 2020
Mixed media sculpture, participatory invitation

JORDAN WONG
Super Mega Wonders 1999, 2020
Print works and project maquette

More details about the artists' projects is available in the gallery guide, below.


Listening Sessions:

SEPT 18, 6-7:30PM | METHODS TBD a collaboration with Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery, and Meghana Karnik, Guest Curator (FREE! Online)

SEPT 25, 7PM | Pride in the CLE in collaboration with the LBGT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and Denise Astorino, Community Engagement Coordinator (FREE! Online)

SEPT 26, 3-5PM | Downtown "Field Trip" with resources developed by The Monument Lab and SPACES staff (FREE! In Person & Online)

SEPT 29, 7:30 - 9PM | Presidential Debate Watch Party (FREE! Online)

OCT | Without Instructions in collaboration with the LBGT Community Center of Greater Cleveland and program participants (FREE! In Person & Online)

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YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY.


We have instituted the following infection-control procedures adhering to all policies set forth by Governor Mike DeWine’s office, local officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).



  • - Guests are welcome by appointment only.

  • - All staff and guests must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth or share health concerns with this requirement prior to arriving (contact@spacescle.org)

  • - Guests should not touch SPACES doors, walls, art objects, or other parts of our facility.

  • - Guests are requested to maintain social distancing with a minimum of 6 feet apart from other visitors or staff.

  • - Staff will clean high-touch areas between appointment slots. At least one bottle of hand sanitizer will be available for guest use.


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1) SPACES does not have a dedicated parking lot and guests must find their own nearby street parking. Please allow time to park prior to your appointment time slot. Visitors must arrive at, but not before, the time specified on their ticket to maintain safety limits. 2) Visitors may enter through the main door (under the neon “Art” sign), after ringing the doorbell at their appointment time. Staff will open the door and make space for you to enter. 3) If guests are more than 30 minutes late for their appointment, entry cannot be guaranteed. However, SPACES staff will attempt to grant admission in the soonest available time slot that day. 4) You are free to enjoy other local attractions prior to your arrival, as SPACES does not have an indoor waiting area.


 

YOU CAN RESCHEDULE YOUR VISIT.


Stay home if you are experiencing any COVIC-19 Symptoms, have had a fever within 72 hours of your scheduled visit, or are taking medicine that may mask your symptoms. Please call (216) 621-2314 to cancel or reschedule your visit for a later date.


 

MAKE A DONATION.
We are offering all appointments at no charge, though we welcome donations to support our artists and experimental arts programming. You can donate online at www.spacescle.org/donate
 

IN GRATITUDE.


We thank you for supporting these guidelines and working together to maintain a safe, healthy, and affirming place for all. It is our great pleasure to bring you experimental art projects from local, national, and international artists. Please contact SPACES project coordinators, Adam (adam@spacescle.org) and Mallorie (mallorie@spacescle.org) if you have any additional questions.


FREE

We are excited to welcome you to SPACES!


 

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY.


We have instituted the following infection-control procedures adhering to all policies set forth by Governor Mike DeWine’s office, local officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).



  • - Guests are welcome by appointment only.

  • - All staff and guests must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth or share health concerns with this requirement prior to arriving (contact@spacescle.org)

  • - Guests should not touch SPACES doors, walls, art objects, or other parts of our facility.

  • - Guests are requested to maintain social distancing with a minimum of 6 feet apart from other visitors or staff.

  • - Staff will clean high-touch areas between appointment slots. At least one bottle of hand sanitizer will be available for guest use.


PLAN YOUR VISIT.


1) SPACES does not have a dedicated parking lot and guests must find their own nearby street parking. Please allow time to park prior to your appointment time slot. Visitors must arrive at, but not before, the time specified on their ticket to maintain safety limits. 2) Visitors may enter through the main door (under the neon “Art” sign), after ringing the doorbell at their appointment time. Staff will open the door and make space for you to enter. 3) If guests are more than 30 minutes late for their appointment, entry cannot be guaranteed. However, SPACES staff will attempt to grant admission in the soonest available time slot that day. 4) You are free to enjoy other local attractions prior to your arrival, as SPACES does not have an indoor waiting area.


 

YOU CAN RESCHEDULE YOUR VISIT.


Stay home if you are experiencing any COVIC-19 Symptoms, have had a fever within 72 hours of your scheduled visit, or are taking medicine that may mask your symptoms. Please call (216) 621-2314 to cancel or reschedule your visit for a later date.


 

MAKE A DONATION.
We are offering all appointments at no charge, though we welcome donations to support our artists and experimental arts programming. You can donate online at www.spacescle.org/donate
 

IN GRATITUDE.


We thank you for supporting these guidelines and working together to maintain a safe, healthy, and affirming place for all. It is our great pleasure to bring you experimental art projects from local, national, and international artists. Please contact SPACES project coordinators, Adam (adam@spacescle.org) and Mallorie (mallorie@spacescle.org) if you have any additional questions.


FREE

Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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Reserve Your Slot! SPACES new gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 5pm. The gallery will welcome guests by appointment only in 60-minute intervals. Up to eight individuals may be in the gallery at a time and you must register all guests in your party when reserving tickets. Your appointment grants access to all exhibitions on view during that time. Additional details will be provided in a follow-up appointment email.

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About the Artists

Elizabeth Emery

Elizabeth Emery (1964/03/16) is a multidisciplinary artist working in various mediums and across genres. Her sculptures and paintings reference movement, gravity, and the experience of the body. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries, from Cleveland to Alaska. Her work has been supported by the Ohio Arts Council,... go to artist page

Angela Davis Fegan

Angela Davis Fegan is a native of Chicago’s South Side. A graduate of Chicago’s famed Whitney Young High School, she received her BFA in Fine Arts from New York’s Parsons School of Design and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Angela has mounted shows... go to artist page

Leila Khoury

Leila Khoury is a multidisciplinary artist and architectural designer based in Cleveland, Ohio. Khoury received her BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her Master of Architecture and Certificate in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to her graduate... go to artist page

Ephraim Nehemiah

Ephraim Nehemiah is a published writer, educator and nationally touring poet who uses call and response, compelling narratives and cultural expression rooted in Black performance art to create a transformative experience. The work explores adds to dialogue around navigating trauma, social injustice, and finding joy within the struggle. Ephraim is... go to artist page

Jordan Wong

Jordan is a graphic designer, illustrator and artist working under the name WONGFACE. He is originally from Pittsburgh and studied at California University of Pennsylvania, receiving a dual degree in Graphic Design and Marketing. Since moving to Cleveland in 2015, he has started his own business, shown artwork throughout the... go to artist page

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