March 9 - April 14, 2012

Friday, March 9
5:30 to 8:00 PM Opening
6:15 PM The Artist Talks: Elizabeth Emery in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
7:00 PM The Artist Talks: Cozette Phillips in the Main Gallery

Cozette Phillips: in-between

Cozette Phillips explores the way that curtains define beginnings and ends within domestic spaces: the start and end of a day, private and public spheres, natural and domestic landscapes. She uses steel curtains and blinds to evoke industry and development as a way to fetishize a moment of expectation. Palpable, yet impenetrable, steel curtains and blinds accentuate the separation between interior and exterior. Fallen, Crash, and Reveal register as signs of construction and deconstruction, monuments to the decline of natural environments. Through distinct alterations made to these objects, she seeks to accentuate the contrast between the man-made and natural parts of life that are becoming ever more disparate in contemporary society. See brochure here.

about the artist
Cozette Phillips is currently a Resident Artist in the Metal and Sculpture Department at Midwestern State University in Texas. Cozette studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design earning a BFA in sculpture with a minor in illustration. In 2010 she received a MFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz. In 2011 she was a Resident Artist at The School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology and at Lademoen Kunsternerverksteder in Norway. She has exhibited her artwork extensively in New York, throughout the US, and internationally.

Elizabeth Emery: promise, it'll only take a minute to stop

Elizabeth Emery's work contemplates the ability of still-life sculptures to suggest combinations of reflective personal narratives and unconscious beliefs through the relationships created by the varied materials, colors and patterns she employs. She views the works as captured moments which need to be examined and engaged with in order to understand personal qualities and her interaction with her surroundings. She wonders if the convergence of the separate parts cohesively mesh or clash against one another, but unified or not, the connected parts become elements of a non-verbal communication. See brochure here.

about the artist
Elizabeth Emery grew up in gritty Philadelphia and pastoral Lawrenceville, NJ. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Art History and Italian Studies, she moved to New York City and became a textile designer. She discovered her athletic side and decided to make a career change to race bicycles professionally throughout the United States and around the world.

Elizabeth earned her MFA from Alfred University in 2008. She focused on ceramic-based mixed media sculpture and collaborative community projects. Currently, Elizabeth teaches a new generation of artists at the Boys & Girls Clubs after-school program and is the Intern Residence Coordinator at Zygote Press. Locally, she has exhibited at Spaces and William Busta Gallery. She recently won the Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Arts from Syracuse University.

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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 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, the Leonard Krieger Fund of The Cleveland Foundation, Sculpture Center board members, and many individual donors to Friends of The Sculpture Center. Additional generous public funding comes from the citizens of Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio through:

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture  

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