Heights Arts exhibition explores 'digital paradox'
Heights Arts kicks off the fall exhibition season with Untouched: The Digital Paradox, opening Friday, Aug. 30, 6–9 p.m. Matthew Hollern, Professor and Chair of Jewelry and Metals at the Cleveland Institute of Art, is the guest curator for the show, which explores the evolving role of technology in the creation of art.
“Sometimes the digital history of an object is apparent,” said Hollern. “At other times the role of technology is there but it’s invisible. Sometimes a work seems like digital trickery but it is actually not. Digital work can really challenge assumptions.”
Artists in the show are George Kozmon, Barry Underwood, // Benitez_Vogl (Margarita Benitez and Markus Vogl), Janice Lessman-Moss, Marcus Brathwaite, Tony Ingrisano, Yasniel Valdes, and Matthew Hollern. The exhibit is on view through Oct. 13.
On Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Ekphrastacy will feature a group of invited poets who'll perform original poems inspired by work in the Untouched exhibition, along with brief artist talks. It's a free event full of poetry, prose and artistic reflection.
For a musical event, stop in to the gallery on Saturday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., to hear No Exit open its season with new music for ensemble and cimbalom, with guest artist Chester Englander. This is a free event with complimentary refreshments and cash bar.
In the Spotlight gallery this month is photographer and mixed media artist Jamie Richey. Visit Friday, Sept. 13, 6–9 p.m., for the opening reception, to meet the artist and view her most recent pieces. This show will be on view through Oct. 27.
For more information on Heights Arts community programs and events, including house concerts, gallery performances and outreach, visit www.heightsarts.org.
Laurel Freeman is a marketing intern at Heights Arts.