The Peer Show
June 10 – July 21
The Cleveland Print Room invited members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2016 juried exhibition, The Peer Show, judged by artists Laura Ruth Bidwell, Co-Founder of Transformer Station, and Arnold Tunstall, Collections Manager at Akron Art Museum. A unique opportunity for photographic artists to exhibit their work and receive substantial exposure in Cleveland’s only dedicated photographic art gallery, community darkroom, educational center, and studio workspace.
Toby Kaufmann-Buhler – Lori Kella – Jacob Koestler
August 19 – September 23
Opening Reception: Friday, August 19, 5-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, August 20, 1pm
In this video series, I began by using Super-8 film to capture brief quotations of text from works published by members of my family. By treating the film and text as visual artifacts through video, this work offers new ways of thinking about film as a “window” into the past (and the text within it), expanding my approach to video as I work with the film’s frame-by-frame materiality. The soundtracks for these videos echo this deconstructive and reconstructive process, consisting of manipulated and treated musical saw.
The Seven Summits and the Lesser Peaks I Remember:
This series of photographs depicts the seven summits, the highest peaks on each continent, as well as several more humble mountains that Kella have traversed. Through her photography she explores the representation of these iconic summits, both physically, and as a metaphor for her aspirations and disappointments as an artist.
This single-channel video loop is a contemporary meditation on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Using a video feedback loop to re-shoot and project large-scale photographs of caves throughout Appalachia, the piece examines the gray area between still and moving, real and perceived and most importantly the fine line between inner and outer space. This video projection is part of a larger multimedia exhibition created from 2012–16 entitled The Natural Bridge.