Fri 10/2 @ 5-8PM
Cleveland artist Dana Oldfather is only 37. And she is a self-taught painter without the cache, credentials and connections of an art school education. But she’s already winning awards, snagging prestigious show slots and being written about in The New York Times for her colorful, motion-filled abstractions created from oil, acrylics, spray paint and ink.
She’s also represented by Cleveland’s most established gallery, Bonfoey. That’s where her next show Soft Armor will be opening with a reception Fri 10/2.
Showing that she managed to pick up some art jargon without going to art school, Oldfather says, “As a way of defying the void and defining the ‘home,’ I create systems of eroded, kneaded, knotted, laced up, scaffolded space in a state of simultaneous deterioration, support, and rebuild.”
If you want to know more, she’ll be doing an artist conversation at the gallery on Thu 10/22 from 5:30-7:30pm, moderated by former gallerist Bill Busta. The show runs through Sun 11/1.