Winner in ArtSlant.com 4th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase

I’m pleased that my work “Hex Land III” was selected as one of the winners in the 4th round of the Artslant Prize in the Abstract category. Another Cleveland artist, Evie Zimmer, is a winner in the Painting category for her amazing painting “Gypsy”. Winners get art showcased in feature box on the ArtSlant home page. Below are screenshots.

About ArtSlant, their website says:

ArtSlant is a networking and content platform committed to providing a social perspective on art. Founded in Los Angeles in 2007 by the late Georgia Fee, ArtSlant aims to bridge the gaps between the art world, its media, and the community.

Artslant.com home page screenshot with “Hex Land III” by Andrew Reach
click to see my other winning entries to the ArtSlant Prize

 

Artslant.com home page screenshot with “Gypsy” by Evie Zimmer
click here to see Evie Zimmer’s art on instagram

CAN Journal (Collective Arts Network) 2016 Fall Edition Cover

I’m honored that my work “There’s No Place To Hide” is on the cover of the 2016 fall issue of the CAN Journal. It’s a detail of the larger work. It ties into an article about University Hospitals Art Collection and Trudy Weisenberger, a co-recipient with Joanne Cohen of the 2010 Cleveland Arts Prize for her work at UH. Weisenberger started the collection in 1987 and nurtured it until her retirement in 2011. Tom Huck took over the reigns and is continuing to enhance and expand the collection. I am honored that Tom Huck chose this work to be in the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Special Thanks to the Michael Gill, executive editor, writer and editor of the journal and also Brittany Hudak and Joanne for the cover design. I’m also honored that the installation of this work was featured in CODA Magazine – Healing Art II issue, an online magazine of CODAworx.com, a portal for the collaboration of design and art featuring public art installations. Click here to read more and see the installation.

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Below are photos from the Fall Issue Launch Party at Canopy-Collective

CanJournal_2016_Fall-Issue_WilliamForester&BruceBaumwollfrom left: William E. Forester and my life partner Bruce Baumwoll
William Forester is an inspiration. He overcame a stroke that left him paralyzed and unable to speak and like me has become an artist.

 

CanJournal_2016_Fall-Issue_Gregory&LynneBreitensteinAliberti&MichaelGill From left: Gregory Aliberti, Lynne Breitenstein Aliberti and Michael Gill, executive editor, writer and editor of the journal

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Lori Corso Forester

CanJournal_2016_Fall-Issue_BrittanyHudakBrittany Hudak – 4Walls

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Erika Durham, owner of Canopy-Collective

UHRainbowBabies_TheresNoPlaceToHide1_xInstallation of “There’s No Place To Hide” at  Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Finding Freedom Through Architecture – House that Wants to Fly

Looking Back

I find a kind of freedom in my art that helps me escape pain. As I look back on a project I did at Pratt, I realize that I was doing the same thing with my architecture. The curvature in my spine in my twenties caused intermittent episodes of pain. The conception of this house, about the desire to escape gravity, TO FLY, TO BE FREE, but not being able to, always tethered to earth, was a metaphor for the human condition. But perhaps subliminally, it was a metaphor for my deformed spine, wishing I could escape it.

I was honored when this project was selected to be in the book published by Rizzoli FORM; BEING; ABSENCE, Pratt Journal of Architecture, 1987

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opposite_houses_fly_01_highresSite Plan & Floor Plans

opposite_houses_fly_02_highresAxonometric, Section & Elevation


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HouseThatWantsToFly_model2Model

pratt_journal_housethatwantstoflyFrom the Book “Form; Being; Absence – Pratt Journal of Architecture
Published by Rizzoli 1987

pratt_journal_coverFront Cover of “Form; Being; Absence – Pratt Journal of Architecture
Published by Rizzoli 1987