New Akron Art Museum Exhibit Explores the Expressive Power of Metal

Sat 8/12-Sun 2/18/18

Once again, the Akron Art Museum has put together a collection of both internationally known and top local artists for one of its themed group shows. Heavy metal takes a look at ideas artists have expressed using metal or materials that resemble it in the form of sculpture, jewelry, painting, assemblages, tintypes, video and more. The artists included use metal and metal metaphors to address such topics as race and gender equality, war and peace, and personal narratives.

Artists include such art world stars as African-American photographer/filmmaker Lorna Simpson, sculptor Lynda Benglis, and 88-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama who influenced Yoko Ono, Kent State University School of Art associate professor Mahwish Chishty, University of Akron associate professor of art Sherry Simms, and northeast Ohio artists Corrie Slawson and Dale Goode.

The show opens this weekend and will be on view through Sun 2/18/18.

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