Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wilderness of Childhood

Come to 78th Street Studios this Friday for
John Martin's, Wilderness of Childhood opening at Forum Artspace

A Cleveland Artist and a wandering soul, John Martin’s Wilderness of Childhood juxtaposes his current landscape in Cleveland Heights to his early childhood growing up in suburban Detroit. This exhibition draws on various memories, forming an abstract whole that leaves room for the imagination. As the past is to us, these works might seem fleeting and incomplete, yet this comparison itself accentuates the finished quality of them. They are not static objects, rather they are evocative images meant for contemplation.

Opening reception Oct 15 5-9pm
Closing reception Nov 19 5-9pm

Besides John Martin's excellent show, many of the galleries are showing new work. Legation is presenting a solo exhibition of the 2006 CIA graduate Scott Goss, who makes two dimensional glass pieces focused on the cityscape of Cleveland. Live music will start in legation at 9:30. Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery is opening Cinema 01, an exhibition of cinema inspired artwork. Check it out as well, for Forums own Micheal Abarca has a painting in it! As always, there is much more going on Come for the art, stay for the company, listen to the music and enjoy yourselves!