NEW NORMAL AT SUMMIT ARTSPACE
We’re so happy to be open again at Summit Artspace on Tusc in Barberton! Summit Artspace will be following state directives so visitors will need to register for a free, timed ticket. Tickets (link below) are good to visit the gallery during public hours. Artists with studios in the building will each have their own reopening timelines and guidelines.
FOUND OBJECTS FIND A HOME IN DISCARDED AND REDISCOVERED
July 18 – Sept. 5, 2020 | Opens July 18, 5 p.m.
See objects in their second lives as art in Discarded and Rediscovered juried by artist Gwen Waight of Peninsula. For this exhibition, artists are challenged to repurpose, reclaim, and rediscover discarded materials through the production of strong and compelling artwork.
As a consumerist society that is constantly disposing and discarding, what does it mean to rediscover and repurpose? This may be finding value in something that another person has deemed worthless, or reusing an object because of an intrinsic interest one might have in it; maybe it’s manipulating a found-object to communicate an idea that it was never intended to communicate. Interpretations of this rediscovery may include assemblages, collages, the use of a nontraditional foundation for a painting, and many more. For this exhibition, artists are challenged to repurpose, reclaim, and rediscover discarded materials through the production of strong and compelling artwork.
Show image ABC aka: i have my own thank you by Gwen Waight, juror for Discarded and Rediscovered.
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SUMMIT ARTSPACE ON TUSC
571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton
GALLERY HOURS: FRIDAYS, 5-8 p.m.; SATURDAYS, 12-5 p.m.
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Discarded and Rediscovered SHOW WINNERS
Juror/artist Gewn Waight announced the winners of the Discarded and Rediscovered Juried Art Exhibition on July 17, 2020 via video on Facebook and YouTube. Here are the works with statements from the artists.
I am a lucid/vivid dreamer. My pieces resemble the strange visual world which I often dream of and wake from. I tried here to create emotionally evocative art with a contrast between a light and a dark side.
Found Object Assemblage
This work is the result of my compulsive attraction to the unseen and under appreciated materials that surround and encompass us. I am caught up in their potential and their imagined past. The work I do brings these forgotten and valueless objects into a different kind of focus.
This piece is a response to Covid-19 and the panic/anxiety that have arrived along with it. This depicts a family in crisis. The mother is trying to manage the household while the father is afflicted and in quarantine in the basement. The mother is anxious. The father is sick. The children are worried about their father as well as their own future. They ask, “Is this how it’s gonna be?” They have had to grow up a bit earlier than expected because anxiety, uncertainty, and mortality have had such a sudden presence in their lives. There is an attempt by the mother to make everything as normal as possible (ex. the regular tea time, the love shown towards the children, playtime, keeping the house, etc.). However, the dad is fighting the virus in his quarantined room where opening the door is not an option. The house is stocked with emergency food. The children are home rather than playing with friends. The house has become a haven/fortress protecting them from the outside world but the virus has invaded that haven. The virus has invaded and (temporarily or permanently) taken away their father’s presence, forced the mother to take over all parental roles/responsibilities, threatened their livelihoods, and has threatened the lives of the entire family.
Though often told to concentrate on one medium, one subject matter, or even one style, I just can’t help but constantly expand my range as an artist, follow my heart and do what I want. My biggest passions in life are the environment, my hometown of Cleveland, as well as fighting for causes I believe in. Much of my work would fall under these categories. But my interest in music has led me to create work for bands such as Flogging Molly and Murder By Death; my interest in horror and the macabre has led me to use antique photographs as canvas’s for paintings, as well as create a series of dark, creepy, risque photography for a new book. Though my work varies greatly, one thing it all has in common is that it comes from my heart and reflects a deeply held passion of mine.
Mixed media on antique 1910 print (watercolor, acrylic, vintage comic, childrens book, magazine images)
Majoring under painting and drawing as a third year student at The University of Akron, Myers School of Art. Killian Reed struggles with Lupus, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, daily chronic migraines and high functioning autism from a young age. Exploring a variety of materials at their disposal exploring a chaotic, childish and processed approach to creating life. Life beyond the sphinx riddle; an extension beyond our will. Life by a bell unrung; what’s done is done. Life to enhance life; unbiased among biased eyes. Life set by no rules; rules govern by others law. Life as a means to an end; simple in nature. This painting introduces strips of excess canvas, unusable for fuller canvases. Soaked in containers of oil paint, by means of an unconventional approach to painting. Stretched on recovered construction pallets; cut to working size.
Canvas, oil paint, cut wood pallet
Please Note: All exhibits are subject to becoming virtual at our website, summitartspace.org, due to the global pandemic.