Cinema 01 is a group exhibition designed around the idea of cinema as a translated medium. Cinema has its own unique and powerful language that enters our minds through multiple senses, communicating a heightened sense of reality that can stay with us for a lifetime.
As children, we may have our favorite bedtime stories or illustrations, or even a favorite piece of music, but for most of us, the earliest and most enduring art experience is in the cinema.
Cinema is a wholly new and transportive experience, imparting both an immediacy and a distance, almost like watching someone else’s dream. It is the ultimate expression of the gestalt in art, with the ability to incorporate each of the other arts, it surpasses the impact that each might have on its own, and in this fusion, it becomes its own exultant art form.
A razor is drawn across an eyeball; a Beast transforms a Beauty’s tears to diamonds; a bone is thrown triumphantly into the air by a proto-human, cutting to an image of a space station eons in the future; these captured moments in time have a distinctive means of imprinting themselves upon our memories, catching in our filters and germinating. An artist’s mind often acts as a lens, refocusing and projecting these elements into new creations, or new translations embedded with the power of their cinematic progenitors.
An Exhibition of Cinema Inspired Artwork
October 15th, 2010 - January 8th, 2011
Michael Abarca [Cleveland, OH]
Judith Brandon [Cleveland, OH]
Casey Callender [Big Sandy, TX]
Janet Century [Cleveland, OH]
Bill Chill [Cleveland, OH]
Ryn Clarke [Cleveland, OH]
Matthew Fehrmann [Cleveland, OH]
Clare Fox [Detroit, MI]
Dave Jupp [Chicago, IL]
Kasumi [Cleveland, OH]
Kristina Martino [Philadelphia, PA]
Jane Millican [London, UK]
David Rehor [Baltimore, MD]
Emily Rosolowski [Cleveland, OH]
Gregory Lowell Smith [BannerElk, NC]
Cindy Stockton-Moore [Philadelphia, PA]
Marsha Sweet [Cleveland, OH]
Douglas Max Utter [Cleveland, OH]
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