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SUMMITS & LIGHT
Last year, an artist introduced himself to me: Richard Vaux. He was armed with a binder of photos of his recent paintings that I examined and responded very well to. “How is it we’ve never crossed paths?” I had to ask. “I’ve recently moved to Ohio –Hudson –from New York City,” he replied.
A studio visit confirmed my first response to his art: it is robust, yet diaphanous painting of the landscape. I also became aware of a relationship it had to George Kozmon’s art, and I made a point of introducing these two painters to one another. Out of that introduction has come “Summits & Light.” I invited each artist to curate a joint show of their work from the other’s body of art, and enjoyed watching the exhibition unfold through their eyes and selections.
Don’t miss this introduction of Richard Vaux into the Cleveland art scene, along with a rare opportunity to see all of George Kozmon’s recent paintings and drawings. Together, these gentlemen have found Cinergy between them. We’re all very excited with this show, and look forward to learning of YOUR responses. Come by the gallery soon!
GalleryTalk with Kozmon and Vaux
Missed our conversation with the artists of Summits & Light? Watch it here
Presence, in its varied manifestations can embody a quality of “otherness.” This is what I attempt to reveal without reverting to tedious styles of fantasy or metaphorical figuration. Obscure and familiar objects and artifacts arranged in unique juxtapositions and settings become totemic-like and evocative. Released from their original functions and initially grouped by variable choice, the final composite of disparate forms can reveal new and unsuspected affinities and qualities. They begin to disclose form’s capacity for non-verbal expression and an eloquence in the encompassing stillness.
Many of the modern movements considered two-dimensionality inviolate and I strive to maintain structural integrity through a foundation of basic geometric shapes. But the spectrum of Modern genres also included PitturaMetafisca, Surrealism and Magic Realism, all characterized by a quality of psychologically charged spatial depth. These were my creative precedents and as a contemporary realist I strive to express the essence of form in compositions of contained or expansive space. As a result, my paintings range from the table-top to the open vista.
It is my hope that these works offer the observer a momentary respite from the cacophony of the day, encourage a sense of wonder of the phenomenal world and act as visual reminders of the enigmatic nature of our reality.
-- Anthony Schepis
July 21 - August 26, 2017
The idiom of my body of new work I like to call Op-Expressionism. It is a combination of Geometric Abstraction and Op Art techniques that I have been employing for the last 10 to 15 years with Abstract Expressionism, which is fairly new to me. My last show, “Cassini” in 2015, was when I started to merge these 3 disciplines in my painting, my premise being the exploration of outer space, like the NASA space probe of that name. “Cosmic Shift” is not about altering the trajectory of my search but merely a slight shift in focus --which is more about exploring different aspects of style than about content.
I generally start my paintings with large palette knives and brushes to build an expressionist foundation and then build on whatever chance relationships occur with precise geometric and optical techniques. I basically impose order onto chaos. A complete synthesis of the different techniques is the resulting effect.
~James Massena March
Eterovich on Ideastream!
Listen to the T&Co interview here with Ideastreams' Dee Perry on The Sound of Applause! Perry speaks to curators Bill Tregoning of Tregoning & Company and the Cleveland Institute of Art's Bruce Checefsky about the work of Cleveland artist and educator Anthony Eterovich and the city-wide exhibition celebrating the centennial of his birth.
78th Street Studios - Third Friday Art Walks featured on WKYC 3
CLEVELAND -- The building is a former automotive factory and once was the American Greetings headquarters. Now the 78th Street Studios is the largest fine art complex of it's kind in Northeast Ohio and it's drawing artists and crowds to the Gordon Square art district every month. Although the building takes up the majority of a city block, it still feels like a hidden gem. Inside, 47 creative businesses occupy different creative spaces on three floors.