July 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

With New Triennial, Cleveland Hopes to Become the Next Venice

Cleveland wants to be known for more than its craft beers and Cavaliers-especially now that LeBron James is leaving town. This weekend, the Ohio city on the southern banks of Lake Erie will launch a major bid to become the world's next hotbed for contemporary art. Organizers of a sprawling new...more


Sunday, July 08, 2018

Spaces exhibit exploring issues raised by Tamir Rice shooting could be FRONT's emotional centerpiece

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Arabic word associated with the kind of date that comes from a palm tree is tamir. You learn this from Michael Rakowitz, a 44-year-old Chicago-based conceptual artist producing what may become the emotional centerpiece of the first FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, which opens July...more


April 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

40th anniversary show at Spaces offers vital self-portrait of an essential arts institution (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The new 40th anniversary show at Spaces, the nonprofit West Side gallery originally established in Playhouse Square by artists for artists, is hysterically funny, politically irreverent, aesthetically thrilling at times, and, at times, a muddle that loses its way. In other words, it's a perfect and perfectly honest...more


February 2018

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Artist Julia Christensen reveals Lake Erie's winter magnificence in show at Spaces

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio - Lake Erie gets relatively little attention in winter. In a typically cold season, it turns into a howling white wilderness. Shipping comes to a halt, ice takes over, and the heart of the lake is normally visible only from aircraft or satellites. Occasionally, as...more


Friday, February 02, 2018

Art Gallery Show Chronicles Lake Erie's Icy Winter

Elizabeth Miller, Great Lakes Today / Ideastream During the summer, Lake Erie's western basin is full of boaters and tourists, especially near the islands that lie west of Cleveland. But come winter, the lake is empty, still, and sometimes frozen. This is the drive behind Julia Christensen's newest art project, Waiting for...more


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