March 20 - May 29, 2014
Thursday, March 20
5:30 - 9:00 PM Opening
6:15 PM PERFORMANCE by artist David Colagiovanni of Composition for Paper Shredders, Chord Organs, Fire-bell and Objects, followed by a discussion with the artist in the Main Gallery
7:00 PM PERFORMANCE by artist Sara Holwerda and Cleveland Institute of Art students of The Fall in the Euclid Avenue Gallery

Missed the opening? Click the link to see a video of David's performance, Composition for Paper Shredders, Chord Organs, Fire-bell and Objects

March 20 - May 29, 2014
David Colagiovanni: Video Music
A 2014 W2S Exhibition

David Colagiovanni, Guitar Arrangement #1 (drop), 2014 , edition of 2, 2K RED Video transferred to HD video, stereo sound. Image courtesy of the artist.

David Colagiovanni's current work is an investigation of time and space, including physical space, virtual space and metaphorical space. Within the context of onstage instrumental and sound equipment destruction by rock and other musicians, beginning with Peter Townshend in 1964, Colagiovanni's Video Music exhibition of videos, digital stills and live performance turns his acts of destruction into the act of making, which, as the artist explains, "results in works that contain sounds and images that would not have been possible without their previous destruction."

about the artist

David Colagiovanni is an artist/composer living and working in Athens, OH. He is interested in the reconfiguration and sequencing of video, space and sound. Colagiovanni received his BFA at The University of Maine (2002), Orono, and his MFA from The University of North Carolina (2005), Chapel Hill. His video and sound works have been exhibited in festivals and galleries internationally including: The British Ceramics Biennial, Neon Digital Arts Festival in Dundee, Scotland, SNAP in Alberta, Canada, File Hypersonica in São Paulo, Brazil, Zeiss Planetarium in Jena, Germany, Gallery SC in Zagreb, Croatia, Simultan Media Arts Festival in Timisoara, Romania, and the Immersive Film Festival in Espinho, Portugal. Recent exhibitions in the United States have included solo and collaborative shows at HereArt in NYC, Lump Gallery in Raleigh, NC, Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, NC, and Gallery 621 in Tallahassee, FL. Colagiovanni is a member of the artist group Team Lump and a considerable amount of his practice exists in collaboration with artist Melissa Haviland under the moniker of Haviland & Colagiovanni.

March 20 - April 17, 2014
Opening March 20 @ 5:30-9 PM with David Colagiovanni: Video Music
March 20 @ 7 PM Live performance of The Fall by Sara Holwerda and Cleveland Institute of Art students in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
Sara Holwerda: And is Herself Created featuring a live performance of The Fall
A 2014 W2S Performance and Exhibition

Sara Holwerda, The Fall, 2012, performance (view of chorus, champagne parade), duration variable. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sara Holwerda's work is an investigation into the role of performance, video and photography in the construction of female identity. The way the female body is depicted in American media, and how these idealized depictions create a set of standards for how real women should look and behave, is a central concern that she addresses in her print, video and performance work. She plans to transform the exhibition space into a temporary cabaret that will take a deep look into the place women hold in our visual culture, and how that manifests itself. Particular in this will be the stereotypical seductive role women have in entertainment, advertisements and art. Performance The Fall includes such characters to re-imagine a "fall of man."

The Fall is a Links Hall Fiscally Sponsored Project.

about the artist

Sara Holwerda holds a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (2012) and a BFA from the University of Michigan (2002). She has participated in performances, exhibitions and screenings nationally, including at Defibrillator Performance Gallery in Chicago, IL, The Armory in Pasadena, CA, Lexington Art League, KY, Detroit Artists Market and the Cranbrook Art Museum, both in MI. She lives and works in Chicago.

April 24 - May 29, 2014
Thursday, April 24
5:30 - 8:00 PM Opening
6:15 PM The Artist Talks: Amanda Briede in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
Amanda Briede: New Moon Ball
A 2014 W2S Exhibition

Planted in the dark within a block of people
Slamming, sticking to those closest to me
A stench of sweat and booze hangs in the air
I am drained, my feet ache
I labor to find a hole so I can see
It starts
Lights flash, burn colors into my eyes
Speakers vibrate, pouring pure energy
We are a wave pulsing to a single rhythm
I sing, my body resonates
The music and my soul blend
It ends
Leaving me energized, recharged
Needing more
    -    Amanda Briede

Image courtesy of the artist

Amanda Briede, Untitled (Wax Records), 2011, wax, each record 12 x12 in. These records are made of wax and playable on a traditional turntable, however, as the record is played it is also destroyed. Displayed records are in different stages of destruction. Image courtesy of the artist.

Through her artwork Amanda Briede repeatedly attempts to capture and contain her immediate, highly ephemeral feelings when experiencing a rock n' roll concert. Having an entire gallery, for the first time, has allowed her to move away from the objects that she has used before to the most fleeting of these rock concert sensations – the lights and the sound vibrations only – for a totally immersive experience. She wants "to create a sort of universal concert experience, a place to bring back memories of your favorite show, and perhaps almost feel like you are there again. A place where, if you are anything like me after a concert, you could go to feel recharged, energized and inspired."

The Kentucky Center's Governor's School for the Arts provided significant support for New Moon Ball.

about the artist

Amanda Briede received her Masters of Fine Art from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Louisville in 2009. Amanda has shown work in Covington, Lexington, and Louisville, Kentucky, and in Richmond, Virginia. She has given lecture at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Louisville. Amanda is represented in Louisville by PYRO Gallery and is currently serving as their Gallery Coordinator.

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