"Weiser has become one of the leading practitioners of this genre. His surreal, lushly painted porcelains build on the great traditions of both Europe and Asia. Articulating his post modernism while paying homage to his ceramic forebears makes Weiser’s work appealing and awe-inspiring. Weiser’s virtuosity as a painter is immediately evident. Closer examination of his work is even more rewarding. Lush beauty gives way to darker undertones leaving viewers plenty of room for interpretation. Kurt Weiser is an unassuming genius. He pursues dream, memory, and desire in a centuries-old medium with a 21st century sensibility."
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, Popular Culture: A Retrospective of Published Illustrations by John Ritter. The exhibition features more than 30 images by Ritter, whose American post pop compositions incorporate vibrant colors and photo collage while revealing a unique interpretation of contemporary politics, youth culture and media, and how each affects our interpretation of reality. The exhibition opens August 14 and will remain on view through November 7.
"This exhibition examines the complex and heterogeneous nature of American art in the mid-twentieth century. Featuring thirty-one of the most celebrated artists who came to maturity in the 1950s, the exhibition traces the history of this epochal period through forty-three key paintings and sculpture selected from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection. The exhibition is organized according to three broad themes. Grand Gestures explores the autographic mark, executed in sweeping strokes of brilliant color which became the expressive vehicle for Franz Kline, Hans Hofmann, Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell and others. Optics and Order highlights the work of Josef Albers, his exploration of mathematical proportion and carefully balanced color, and the artists who built on his ideas including Ilya Bolotowsky, Ad Reinhardt, and Louise Nevelson, among others. New Images of Man includes the work of Romare Bearden, Larry Rivers, Jim Dine, and Grace Hartigan, and others, who searched their surroundings and personal lives for vignettes of larger, universal concerns."
Cleveland And Northeast Ohio
50 masterworks on view from CMA’s renowned collection of Asian art acquired during Dr. Lee’s tenure as a curator and director. till August 24th
explores the evolution of communities here and abroad. The exhibition focuses on how architecture and landscape embody a neighborhood's past, present, and potential future. The work on view examines places amid growth or decline, sites that hover somewhere between construction, deterioration, and renewal. The artists reveal how physical sites symbolize the human experience of change, whether simple or complex, invited or forced. Linking actual and anticipated shifts in communities across the globe, There Goes the Neighborhood emphasizes the evolving structures and compositions of neighborhoods in the twenty-first century.
Maos and Cows : Selections from the Marjorie and Anselm Talalay Collection On view June 5th, 2009 through August 16th, 2009
Cleveland Institute Of Art
The Warhol Show-- through August 16th
The Cleveland Institute of Art is proud to announce a rare opportunity to view a private collection of prints created by the famed Andy Warhol this summer, in “Andy Warhol Prints: 1974 – 1986, Works from the Cochran Collection.”
University Park Art FairRegional and local artists will be exhibiting works at the University Park Art Fair at Grace Park on Saturday, Aug. 15
Butler Institute Of American Art
Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009): A Tribute (Youngstown) EXTENDED till August 24th This special exhibition, drawn from the Butler collection and private holdings, pays tribute to the Wyeth Heritage and includes works by the late Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie Wyeth. Andrew Wyeth
Annual National Juried Show: 73rd National Midyear Exhibition till August 24th National Midyear Exhibition (Youngstown) This annual juried exhibition is open to artists over 18 years of age who reside within the United States and/or its territories. Seventy-two works were selected by this year's juror, New York gallery owner and art historian George Adams.
Upcoming-- Pittsburgh Artist, Dennis Marisco- September 20th-December 27th
Dennis Marsico: Face Value (Flad Gallery, Youngstown) This new work by a cutting-edge Pittsburgh photographer integrates images of currency engravings with "invisible" letterpress communique
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