Thu 11/7 @ 5-8PM
A surreal approach, with a tip of the hat to 15th/16th century Italian artist Hieronymous Bosch, is what unites the artists whose work appears in the show
Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities, currently at the Emily Davis Gallery at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art, on view through Fri 11/22. It’s described as “a fusion of hyperrealism with a sensual masquerade of the bizarre.”
It features works from the Hieronymus Objects collection, which brings together work inspired by Bosch’s fantastical visions. (The collection put together the exhibit Pish Posh in a storefront across from the Akron Art Museum during last year’s FRONT Triennial.) Among them are such noted artists as Keith Haring, David Salle and Kiki Smith. They’re joined by the work of six northeast Ohio artists: Mark Giangaspero, Drew Ippoliti, Kelly McLaughlin, Erin Taylor Mulligan, Frank Oriti, and Katy Richards.
On November 7, Richard Rogers, owner of Hieronymus, will give a talk on collecting art and how he assembled his collection. It’s free and open to all. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 10am-5pm