Fri 7/14 @ 5-9PM
In Double-Edged, the new show at the Cleveland Print Room, two artists take very different approaches to using photography as raw material for their creative expression. Artist/collector Nigel Maister from upstate New York starts with found photos — snapshots from the ’80s up until digital photography changed the landscape of amateur photography.
“Maister’s work is centered on narrative: both implied and explicit; narrative that is manifested in emotional, formal, aesthetic, intuitive, and intellectual expression; and narrative as an evocation of action — in this case, photographic action,” says the show’s promotion.
His work will be shown alongside that of Clevelander Melinda Placko, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, who creates collaged images using the cyanotype photographic process, incorporating drawing and text.
The show will open with a reception Fri 7/15 @ 5-9pm. The artists will give a brief talk at 6:30pm. The show will be on view through Sat 8/19.