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Shock of the Now

CVA Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts

 

Shock of the Now

CVA Gallery

October 17 - November 17, 2017

Opening Reception October 19, 5-7 p.m.

Beth Cavener, Is it Me?Shock of the Now is curated by Rob Lehr from the Hieronymus Objects Collection. The collection is inspired by the sixteenth-century Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch, whose stirring oil paintings depict fantastical scenes that instill both delight and terror. Like Bosch’s paintings, the collection, which encompasses ceramics, designed objects, paintings, photography, prints, sculpture, and other curiosities, traverses the grotesque and picturesque, the sacred and profane. It is built around an appreciation for experimentation; sensuous, biomorphic forms; refined, carefully wrought materials; and a sense of humor and whimsy. The exhibition will be on view at the CVA Gallery, located in Kent State's Center for the Visual Arts from October 17 - November 17, 2017.  Admission is FREE and open to the public.

There is a full color catalog available for $15.

This exhibition was funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

CVA Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11-5 p.m. during the run of each exhibit. The gallery is located adjacent to the lobby of the Center for the Visual Arts, at 325 Terrace Drive in Kent, Ohio.


Images: Matthew Stone, “Interdependent Vantage Point,” 2016, Digital print and acrylic on linen, 62.99 x 47.24 inches, 160 x 120 cm (top)

Beth Cavener, "Is it Me?", Stoneware, paint, H 36 x W 44 x D 12 in., 2009