Fri 4/12 @ 6-9PM
SPACES’ spring shows are heavy on video-based art, with all three using it as a vital component.
Toronto artist Bridget Moser combines video and performance in her work, which brings together dance, prop comedy, experimental theater and sound. She’s been in residence at SPACES since early march to produce her work which will be installed there called You Opened the Can Now Let’s Eat the Whole Thing. She’ll animate the work with performances on Wed 4/17.
Jacob Koestler’s work, which incorporates photography, video and installation, is familiar to local art lovers from shows at venues such as the Cleveland Print Room and the Transformer Station. Originally from Johnston, Pa, he now lives in Cleveland and teaches at the Cleveland institute of Art. His Casual Water at SPACES is a video essay which uses photographs, printed ephemera, dance-type movement and music to create a history of an abandoned country club and address such themes as “a sense of place, fragility of memory and the impermanence of natural spaces.”
Finally, in the Vault, visitors can see video from the Everson Museum of Art’s project to archive video art from its earlier history. Love and Machines was curated for the Vault by Everson curator DJ Hellerman; it features the work presents of two Syracuse-based artists, Rachel Fein-Smolinski and Tom Sherman, and work by Juan Downey and Antoni Muntadas from the Everson’s Video Archive.
The shows open with a free public reception Fri 4/12 @ 6-9pm. The shows remains on view through Fri 6/7.