Gianna Commito in FRONT International Triennial | Kent State University

Gianna Commito in FRONT International Triennial

Gianna CommitoGianna Commito, Professor in Painting at the School of Art, will be exhibiting her work as a part of the FRONT International Triennial in Cleveland this summer.  She is one of 114 artists participating in the exhibition and one of only 13 who are from Northeast Ohio. FRONT is a summer-long exhibition of contemporary art from around the world on view from July 14 to September 30 in Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin.

Twenty-one artists, including Commito, will participate in "The Great Lakes Research," which will remain on view in the Cleveland Institute of Art's Reinberger Gallery through October 7.

The FRONT website states,” The Great Lakes Research exhibition follows a yearlong tour of artist studios in the region by FRONT Artistic Director Michelle Grabner. The exhibition considers a local geographic home within the context of the international exhibition, reclaiming regionalism as a vital means of identifying and prioritizing cultural centers.

While the subcultures, histories, idioms, and dialects differ between Toronto and Minneapolis, Chicago and Cleveland, Milwaukee and Detroit, these cities’ physical and psychological distances from coastal cultural hub cities unite their diverse cultural output.”

This group exhibition will feature: Toronto: Alan Belcher, Paul P., and Scott Treleaven Milwaukee: Microlights and Paul Druecke Chicago: Nate Young, Jessica Stockholder, Diane Simpson, Anne Wilson, and Rebecca Shore Minneapolis/St. Paul: Joe Smith, Pao Her, and Bruce Tapola Detroit: Beverly Fishman and James Benjamin Franklin Cleveland: Christian Wulffen, Erin Duhigg, Amber Kempthorn, and Darius Steward Kent, Ohio: Gianna Commito and Scott Olson.