(CLICK HERE for a photo album from the opening.)
Discarded furniture, found industrial remnants and decades of combined artistic experience come together through the eyes of Northeast Ohio artists Bret Hines, Terry Klausman and Gwen Waight. A new exhibit, “Time Capsules,” at Summit Artspace Gallery, will be on view through March 7.
The exhibition features expressive 3D collages, better known as assemblages, covering months of work from these three artists, who lend their collective ingenuity and creativity. The sculptures invite the viewer on a journey to excite the senses — from the past to the present; we reminisce on narratives from our lives, which relate to these modern thought-provoking works of art.
This exhibition was organized byKlausman, who also helped create an actual time capsule, to which attendees may add items.
An opening night party will take place Jan. 30, 5 to 8 p.m.
“What does ‘Time Capsules’ mean to me?” asks Waight. “Well, at first all I could think of was your typical cylinder stuffed with newspaper clippings and odd memorabilia. As I started to work on pieces for this show, it became more about capturing time or significance.”
The Summit Artspace Gallery has new hours for 2015, which include Sunday hours. The gallery, located at 140 E. Market Street, is now open Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the weekend hours and opening night party, which offers attendees a first look at the exhibit, “Time Capsules” will be open for these upcoming events:
ART TALK: Time Capsules, Sculptural Collages — Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Meet the artists behind Time Capsules as they discuss the importance of found objects and their personal histories with creating sculptural collages.
ArtWalk — Feb. 7, 5 to 9 p.m.
The gallery will be open, along with other special events such as Crafty Mart.
WORKSHOP: Lost & Found, Repurposing Found Objects — Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.
Join Gwen Waight for this hands-on interactive workshop and learn creative methods to using found items in unexpected ways. Participants will each create one work of art. Workshop is free and open to the public.
ART TALK: Soundscapes, Collaging with Sound — Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Composer Jacob Trombetta will discuss the sounds from our past and their influence on music today. From synthesizing to sampling, this workshop helps participants create “collaging with sound.”
ArtWalk, Closing Reception — March 7, 5 to 9 p.m.
The final day of the exhibition will bring other special events such as Crafty Mart.