2013 W2S SERIES

On view May 29-June 8 with reception and performance June 7
Rebecca Cross: Like a River
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April 26 - June 8, 2013

Friday, April 26
5:30 - 8:00 PM Opening
6:15 PM The Artist Talks: Mark Schatz in the Euclid Avenue Gallery

Mark Schatz: UNIVERSE
EUCLID AVENUE GALLERY

In UNIVERSE, Mark Schatz maps the world in a sprawling, double-sided landscape model that draws from architects, planners and hobbyists, as well as from obsessive, self-taught artists who have spent years struggling to manifest their interior worlds in basements and backyards. This faceted map could conceivably fold in either direction to form a continuous globe or, more precisely, a cuboctohedron. The structure is derived from by the global "Dymaxion" projection maps developed by designer and visionary R. Buckminister Fuller, who tried to eliminate the cultural biases and physical distortions of globes with his Dymaxion maps. With UNIVERSE Schatz focuses on individual human perceptions of one's place, residence or "home" and how that feeling is a multifaceted, living and growing experience. UNIVERSE fills the gallery with geometrical linked forms that become a continuous globe of cities and open spaces on the top and the bottom. With no predetermined vantage point visitors explore this imagined, possibly future world and reconstruct it in their own imaginations.

about the artist

Mark Schatz is Foundations Coordinator at Kent State University, OH, since 2010. He received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Texas at Austin (2005) and BFA in sculpture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1998). His recent exhibitions include Steady As She Goes and Local Terrain at the KSU Downtown Gallery in Kent, OH and New Image Sculpture at McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio, TX.

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The Sculpture Center is an arts institution dedicated to the advancement of the careers of emerging sculptors of Ohio and its greater region and the preservation of Ohio outdoor public sculpture as a means to provide support for artists and to effect the enrichment, education, enjoyment, and visual enhancement of the Cleveland community and beyond.

The Sculpture Center receives generous support from The Callahan Foundation, the Kulas Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation, the Bernice and David E. Davis Art Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, studioTECHNE|architects, Sculpture Center board members, and many individual donors to Friends of The Sculpture Center. The 2014 W2S series is directly supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. The Sculpture Center is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. It is also supported by grants from the Ohio Arts Council.

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