Sun, a Citywide Installation by
On September 1, 2007, a select group of people received a strange envelope labeled “Cleveland Sun.” Contained inside the package was a small reflector. Printed on the reflector were an explanation, an invitation, and instruction – “Install on exterior.”
On September 7, 2007, the mystery was revealed with the opening of the exhibition Cleveland Sun by the New Weather Group at The Sculpture Center.
2. The front page of several Plain Dealer newspapers will be “revised” with information about the exhibition and dropped throughout the city.
3. Reflectors will be placed on the roof and across the street from The Sculpture Center to collect light patterns on the facade, in the gallery, and in the small sculpture garden.
Cleveland Sun focuses on the sun as a vital force for global survival. The intention is to focus on the large scale consequences of global warming and climactic changes, but it was equally important to hone in on our local environment. As the “bread basket” of the United States, the Midwest is a region that relies heavily upon weather. With all of its industrial development, Ohio still uses the majority of its land for farming. The difference between a good and a bad harvest severely affects this region; its primary force is the sun.
The New Weather Group
Members in alphabetical order:
For more information on the New Weather Group, see their website.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Studio Techne Architects and The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.
The Sculpture Center is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to the advancement of the careers of emerging Ohio sculptors and the preservation of Ohio outdoor sculpture as a means to provide support for artists and to effect the enrichment, education, enjoyment, and visual enhancement of the Cleveland community and greater region.
The Sculpture Center is supported by an anonymous donor, individual donors to Friends of The Sculpture Center, Studio Techne Architects, and the Bernice and David E. Davis Art Foundation, the John P. Murphy Foundation, the Kulas Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 pm, Saturday 12 noon to 4 pm or by prior appointment (Free Parking, Handicapped accessible)