Had a wonderful night with the opening of the show I curated called Obsessive Intracasies at Zygote. I am lucky to have such A-One talent under our own(Zygote) roof and from out own region. Curating an exhibition is more then connecting works together in a logical way, but trying to show the intersections and differences that can take you, and hopefully those that visit the space, on tangential journeys, provoking a rounded experience for those that engage with the work. I see organizing exhibitions as a crucial part of my own art practice. Nicole Schneider once again is a master partner in the labor intensive exercise of installing, prepping and administrating exhibitions at Zygote.
Two very important benefits that I commit to each year are coming up-ArtCARES (AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland) and Art Scores (After school writing and poetry programs for CMSD). Carrying Twins (pictured above) and BLACK OUT (a neon work) will be presented to make some $ for these two worthy organizations.
On another front, part of my CWF fellowship proposal, aims to look at ways in which I can intervene and create work about vacancy will be taking place with the research trip down to Columbus for CURB APPEAL with Jeffry Chiplis, Mely Barragan (Creative Fusion artist), Corrie Slawson and Marck Lefkowitz. Marc is going to eloquently frame the project in the summer issue of CAN journal. We were appointed a new house where, additionally, Dana Depew and Michael Loderstedt will also be participating in this intervention of vacancy and rehabbing space for the neighborhood event that takes place on May 18th in Columbus.
Have a few other shows on the horizon, three text-based works at Hillary Gent’s space for Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios on the 19th of April about Relationship Abuse and featuring some sketchbooks at another 78th Street gallery, Forum Art Space in same complex. I am also in the Dress Show curated by Denise Stewart at Bay Arts coming up in May. Working on that project archiving the significance of dresses in women’s memory of past events.