Sunday, February 28, 2010


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR LABOR & INDUSRTY 2010 - call for submissions of works for inclusion in the 3rd installment of "Labor and Industry" This exhibition will be held at Asterisk, opening Sept 10, 2010

Please send images or working concepts to -

2010 Biennial Sculpture Invitational: New Works

I have the honor of participating in this event.  I will be producing three outdoor lanterns for this exhibition of varying sizes ranging between 9 - 12ft and made from reclaimed fiberglass watertanks and street poles.
2010 Biennial Sculpture Invitational: New Works
Opening Reception: Friday, June 18, 5:30-7:30pm
Since 1996, the Krasl Art Center has presented its Biennial Sculpture Invitational. Exploring a variety of themes created by artists near and far, showcasing three-dimensional artworks inside the galleries and out, on art center grounds and throughout the community, this exhibition is a platform for public art, community and the KAC’s commitment to contemporary sculpture. The 2010 invitational will host sculpture and installations by regional artists never before seen in this series, particularly emerging artists developing new ideas, inquiries and expressions through the three-dimensional form.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Brite Winter, tonight, 5-10pm, Hart Crane Park

Louise Lawler (born 1947, Bronxville, New York) is a U.S. artist and photographer

Louise Lawler (born 1947, Bronxville, New York) is a U.S. artist and photographer. From the late 1970s onwards, Lawler's work has focused on the presentation and marketing of artwork. Much of this work consists of photographs of other peoples' artwork and the context in which it is viewed. Examples of Lawler's photographs include images of paintings hanging on the walls of a museum, paintings on the walls of an art collector's opulent home, artwork in the process of being installed in a gallery, and sculpture in a gallery being viewed by spectators.

Along with photography, she has created conceptual and installation art. Some of her works, such as the "Book of Matches", are ephemeral and explore the passing of time, while others, such as "Helms Amendment (963)," are expressly political.

"Referential – Homage, Montage, Sabotage"

Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents:

"Referential – Homage, Montage, Sabotage"

(Videos based on other artworks)

curated by Cynthia Penter

Opening Reception March 12, 6 - 11pm

Referential: Homage. Montage. Sabotage. will be an exhibition of video loops based on an original artwork from another medium. The show is being curated and organized by Cynthia Penter, a local media artist, with the assistance of Dana Depew, the gallery’s owner. “I asked a group of artists to make a short looping video about a master artwork or artist which they either love or hate. I wanted their response to the artwork and to see them transform the originating piece into the medium of video, displayed appropriately for a gallery experience. I wanted to see the 2D and 3D art brought to life.”

The artists have been encouraged to treat the work with any approach they desire. They can study and recreate the piece, they can deconstruct or reconstruct its ideas or intentions, or they can satirize or critically treat the artwork. The idea of tableaux vivants was also recommended as a method for the recreations.

Tableau vivant (correct plural: tableaux vivants) is French for "living picture." The term describes a striking group of suitably costumed actors or artist's models, carefully posed and often theatrically lit. Throughout the duration of the display, the people shown do not speak or move.* The approach thus marries the art forms of the stage with those of painting/photography, and as such it has been of interest to modern photographers.

Pictures of this sort are sometimes casually called "staged photography," but this is an imprecise term – since the simple posing of fashion models in the street is also 'staged photography'. Tableau vivant is a more precise term to use, if the staged picture obviously draws on the traditions and conventions of either the theatre or painting. Observe also that early photography involved exposure times in the minutes, so that there was the need to hold a pose.

The 30 artists invited to participate included students, former students, and friends of Penter, as well as video artists from other states. All were invited based on previous work and to share in what Penter hopes will be a fun and engaging art experience.

Participating Artists:

Robert Banks

Matt Bartel

Kristin Bly-Rogers

Derek Carney

Amanda Cates

Kevin Coyne

Dana Depew

Shannon English

Andrew Fenske

R Ferris

Lillian Goodwin

Dustin Grella

Jody Hawk

Ben Hardin

Noah Hrbek

Mark Hughes

Patsy Kline

Zak Long

Mark Lyman

Jerry Mann

Maria Miranda

Jeff Morrison

Michelle Murphy

Vince Packard

Cynthia Penter

Lauren Sammon

Kevin Shahan

Andrew Strasser

Marc Tomko

Lauren Voss

Daiv Whaley

Adri Wichert

show runs through April 3, 2010

hrs by appt


"Exit Strategy" found object sculpture

For the past several weeks I have been obtaining old exit signs that have been reclaimed from abandoned buildings in downtown Cleveland. They have been repaired and retrofitted with led and compact florescent lighting to replace the higher wattage incandescent fixtures. I found an old wooden grandfather clock and mounded scavenged plywood around the structure to use as a foundation. Then I began assembling the lights on the frame in an aesthetic manner keeping in mind that boxes would need to be able to open freely and unobstructed in order to be able to change the bulbs. The piece will then be disassembled and the boxes and faces will be painted camouflage. When finished this piece will be 7' 1" tall and 4' 2" tall and will be exhibited at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio as part of the "I of Text" exhibition curated by Liz Maugans.

Friday, February 26, 2010

"repetition/correspondence" at Asterisk in April

Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents"


curated by Dana L. Depew

opening reception Friday April 9, 6 - 11pm

show runs through May 1


hrs by appt

repetition -

1. the act of repeating; repeated action, performance, production, or presentation.

2. repeated utterance; reiteration.

3. something made by or resulting from repeating.

4. a reproduction, copy, or replica.

correspondence -

1. written communication: communication by means of exchanged written messages such as letters or e-mail

2. written messages: written messages, especially letters

3. conformity: conformity, consistency, or agreement between two or more things

Bob Bucklew
Stephe DK
Mallorie Freeman
Jake Kelly
Jim Lanza
JS Makkos
Christine Mauersberger
Liz Maugans
Loren Naji
Melissa Olson
Joyce Porcelli
Meghann Snow
Laila Voss
Bob Walls
Chris Zahner