The View From Here: Recent Pictures from Central Europe and the American Midwest

Robo Kocan
September 12 - October 24, 2003

Photographs by Robo Kocan were included in The View From Here: Recent Pictures from Central Europe and the American Midwest Sep 12 – Oct 24, 2003. Kocan came to Northeast Ohio for six weeks and made a new series of twelve hand-colored black & white photographs called Stories By Night-Light, in which he created dream-like narratives by projecting shadows on the wall of his room in Cleveland. During his residency Kocan was given a private bicycle tour of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which has a collaborative exchange with Slovakia through the Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Parks project. Kocan later presented public illustrated talks at The Slovak Institute in Cleveland and at the Cleveland-Bratislava Sister Cities meeting at John Carroll University. Kocan also participated in a Gallery Walk-Through of The View From Here , and discussed his new work with students from Cleveland State University. Art in America corresponding editor Susan Snodgrass (Chicago) contributed the essay on Kocan's exhibition for the SPACES brochure. After closing at SPACES, Kocan's photographs traveled to Washington, DC, for a special exhibition at the Embassy of Slovakia.

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This project is a part of the SWAP Program.

The SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) offers residencies to international, national and local artists who explore and experiment. SWAP supports artists in the creation, presentation and discussion of new work, while facilitating opportunities for them to collaborate with artists and audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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