March 8 - April 13, 2013

Rondle West: MozART

In this new series of assemblages, which for the first time includes video, Rondle West breaks down the walls of opera and gives the viewer a fresh entry into this highly refined world. Drawing upon Mozart's The Magic Flute, West takes classic representations and ideas as the base of his concepts and overlays them, both figuratively and literally, with contemporary ephemera "to shape and shade the personalities, perceptions, and interconnections of these time-worn figures." With his assemblages of seemingly unrelated objects, West weaves a story of the unconscious and pokes fun at the seriousness of the opera world.

about the artist

Currently living in Cincinnati, OH, and Palm Springs, CA, Rondle West has shown his artwork in many group exhibitions, including at the Carnegie Arts Center in Covington, KY, and most recently in the Melissa Fine Art Group Show. His work is in the collection of the Miami University Art Museum and many private collections.

March 8-April 13, 2013

Sarah Hahn: Of Gods and Demigods, Relics and Souvenirs.

Read the Cleveland Scene review of Hahn's exhibition here.

Sarah Hahn appropriates iconic classical sculptures from Antiquity and the Renaissance and replaces each god, hero, and saint with a contemporary celebrity. Her use of ceramic replaces the traditional marble and Cupid is substituted by the pop singer Justin Bieber. Hahn's work showcases the parallel between past and present cultures while also questioning the function and role of these cultural and religious figures within society. These "classical" sculptures exemplify the relationship between contemporary society's view of celebrity as god and the iconizing of these figures.

about the artist

Sarah Hahn graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BFA and is a candidate for the MFA at the University of Kentucky. Her most recent exhibition was Body, Figure, Nude at Loudon House in Lexington, Ky.

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