‘A House is not a Home’ exhibit runs concurrent with ‘FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial
— In response to the currently running “FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art,” the University of Akron’s Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art will present the exhibit, “a House is not a Home,” which features six regional artists and explores the idea of “home” – whether physical space, representative objects, personal stories or fantastical narratives, to react to the FRONT 2018 theme of “An American City.”
“A House is not a Home” will run from July 16 through Sept. 28, and features artists Amy Casey and
Kristen Cliffel from Cleveland; and Ron Copeland, Vanessa German, Ryder Henry and Ed Panar, from
The Emily Davis Gallery is located at 150 E. Exchange St., in the Myers School of Art.
These artists’ works display a variety of artistic approaches that focus on neighborhood, domestic
objects and imagery of the “home” as a loaded symbol. Many of the artists use found objects and
appropriated imagery in their work that comment on cultural identity, familial relationships and issues
centered on community that are shared throughout the region.
The artists within this exhibit all draw inspiration from their surroundings both within the domestic setting
and through connections built in their own neighborhoods and communities. These settings share cultural similarities throughout what is frequently referred to as “Rust Belt” cities in the Midwest – evoking representations of nostalgia for the past mixed with a hardscrabble resilience.
Artists in the exhibit use a variety of mediums: painting, sculpture mixed media assemblage, collage, ceramics, printmaking and photography, expressing ideas on domesticity within the home, the place of the home within society, urban anxiety and political ideas around race and community.
This exhibit is organized by the Emily Davis Gallery and sponsored by the Gallery Committee of the
Myers School of Art.
“FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art” is an exhibition comprised of artist commissions, performances, films and public programs that will launch July 13 and run through Sept. 30.
An exhibit reception takes place Sept. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Summer hours Emily Davis Gallery Hours (until Aug. 24) are: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fall hours (beginning Aug. 27) are: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For special arrangements for group or weekend hours, email [email protected].