Spotlight : Riffe Gallery - Visual Dialogues
January 29 - April 12, 2009
Curated by Nicholas Hill
Visual Dialogues represents artwork produced during an exchange between 11 German and Ohio artists who shared the distinctive experience of participating in printmaking residencies at Zygote Press in Cleveland and Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany. The Ohio Arts Council hosted the German artists in Cleveland and the City of Dresden sponsored the Ohio artists in Dresden.
"Visual dialogues exist within an artist's body of work and also occur between artists' work. The common thread of the printmaking residencies provides one line of dialogue," said Nicholas Hill. "More subtle connections arise from the artists' conceptual, formal and process-based approaches. The viewer brings a fresh point of view and possibilities for further dialogues with the work."
Featured artists: Larry Winston Collins, Oxford; Angela Hampel, Dresden; Jean Kirsten, Dresden; Volker Leinkeit, Dresden; Jana Morgenstern, Dresden; Claudio Orso-Giacone, Oberlin; Detlef Schweiger, Dresden; Wendy Collin Sorin, Cleveland Heights; Susan Squires, Cleveland Heights; Joan Tallan, Reynoldsburg; and Barbel Voigt, Dresden