Saturday, April 4, 2009

Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents:"Image and Object"

Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents:

"Image and Object"
curated by Irina Kouchhanova and Mark Slankard
opening reception Friday April, 10, 2009
6 - 11 pm
show runs through May
hrs by appt
2393 Professor Ave in historic Tremont

"The overtly fabricated dollhouse tableaux brings to the forefront dark psychological themes that depict a realm of imagination in which the power to control domestic environments is complete. The scenes evoke sublimated fears and desires and explore tensions between childhood innocence and sadism." - Mark Slankard "I've been working with the theme of physical and psychological conflicts to explore ratios of suffering and struggle, the nature of art and the untouchable distances of history. Altered states of humanity through contradictions between personal perception and imposed structure continues in my current work in sculpture and drawing." - Irina Koukhanova
The exhibition “Image and Object” will explore the crossroads of two historically opposite ways of processing reality in art. The current state of discourse allows for image and object to coexist as an ever-shifting mode with multiple faces. Mark Slankard and Irina Koukhanova, both professors at Cleveland State University, will exhibit their respective photographic and sculptural work with possible participation of their colleagues from Youngstown State University. Additional component in the exhibition will be the inclusion of their students’ work addressing photography based on a sculptural object and sculpture incorporating an image as its anchoring point