I'll be having an artist talk on Sunday, February 25, at 3:00 pm, in conjunction with my solo exhibition, 'Castles in the Air'. Local arts professional, Michelle Epps, will lead the discussion, using the show as a catalyst for deeper contemplations on childhood experiences, nostalgia, and disjointed memories. This artist talk is free and open to the public. Michelle also wrote the exhibition catalogue essay.
Michelle Epps is the Community Engagement Manager for SPACES. She received her MA in History with a Specialization in Museum Studies from Cleveland State University in 2009 and a Certificate in Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University in 2010. Currently she serves as the National EMP Network’s Board President. She also serves on the Board of the Ohio Museum Association, member of the Kent State University’s MuseLab Advisory Committee, and a member of the Museum Education Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Art on Madison is pleased to present Castles in the Air, a solo exhibition by Cleveland based painter, Timothy Gaewsky, opening February 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018. Castles in the Air explores Gaewsky’s personal nostalgia for the retro 8-bit video games that he played growing up in the 1980’s and early ’90’s. Gaewsky’s colorful and whimsical paintings appropriate and manipulate design elements and visual cues from some of his favorite games. Gaewsky is interested in ways his new arraignments of modified game references might spark a sense of nostalgia, i.e. a sentimental yet deceptive or false memory associated with games from that era.
Art on Madison 13703 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107
Catalogue proof copy for my upcoming solo exhibition came in and it looks great! So excited!
Castles in the Air opens February 2, 2018 at Art on Madison gallery in Lakewood, OH. Opening reception is Feb. 2, 6-9pm. Catalogues will be available at the opening for $20 ea.
By Peter Tonguette / For The Columbus Dispatch
Nice little mention of my painting in the exhibition review:
"Other works have a more explosive impact, including Timothy Gaewsky’s acrylic-and-latex-house-paint-on-wood “Undiscovered Horizon,” which owes something to the artist Peter Max in its bold depiction of a kind of Candyland, with lollipop swirls dotting the sky and candy canes bobbing in the water. "
Read full review HERE
Postcards came in for my upcoming solo exhibition, Castles in the Air, in February at Art on Madison gallery in Lakewood, OH. Exhibition catalogues are also on the way!
Selected from more than 300 applications, the OAC Riffe Gallery's Biennial Juried Exhibition features contemporary works of art including installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, and video by 58 artists living and working in Ohio.
Artworks were selected by jurors: Larry Collins, artist and associate professor, Department of Art at Miami University; Janice Driesbach, former chief curator, Akron Museum of Art; and Daniel Hernandez, artist and assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Art/Foundations, University of Toledo.
Completed mural with detail, 9' x 9' at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland.
My painting "Undiscovered Horizon" will be apart of the 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. Juried by Larry Collins, Janice Driesbach, and Daniel Hernandez.
The show runs from Nov. 2, 2017 - Jan. 6, 2018. Opening reception is Nov. 2, 2017 from 5 - 7pm.
Painting is underway on a new mural in the office of my good friend Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager, at SPACES gallery in Cleveland. Updates of progress to follow.
Two of my paintings were selected by Juror, Anderson Turner, for the Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition, opening June 2nd at Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, OH.
The Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition runs from June 2 to July 21, 2017
Join us during June’s Walk All Over Waterloo for the opening reception of Cleveland’s first district-wide Juried Exhibition. The Waterloo Arts District has become a hub for many of the Cleveland’s visual artists who want to live, work and play in this lakeside creative community and Waterloo is now home to many galleries, art studios and other arts related businesses. After an overwhelming response to Waterloo Arts’ annual Juried Exhibition, we have partnered with Praxis Fiber Workshop and Brick Ceramic Studio + Design, to expand the exhibit into these two additional gallery spaces, allowing us to double the number of accepted pieces into the show. During the opening reception on Friday, June 2 you can meet 2017 juror, Anderson Turner, and participating artists while enjoying refreshments and live music at Waterloo Arts, Praxis Fiber Workshop and Brick Ceramic Studio + Design.
2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition Artists:
Rachel Andrea Davis
Laura & Gary Dumm
Laura J Stein
Wan Hung Sun
Greg Van Dusseldorp
I'll be participating in the 7th annual Monster Drawing Rally at SPACES on April 22 from 7-8pm.
During the 7th annual Monster Drawing Rally, SPACES will turn artists' private studio practices into public performance. Over 100 of Cleveland's freshest artists will create new artworks on the spot, with materials provided by SPACES. When the drawings are completed, they will be hung on the walls for purchase at $75 each + tax.
Admission: $5 (FREE for SPACES Season Pass holders and children age 17 and under).
My painting, 'DayDreamer', was selected to be included in the quarterly poetry and art publication, DIALOGIST, Vol. IV, Issue I
An Abandoned Department Store Stocks Up on Art
by Sarah Rose Sharp
Thank you to Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery for including me in this awesome collaborative project! Go HERE for the interview
Gallery Project presents Wish List, a dual-site, multi-media exhibition in which over 40 local, regional, national artists share their visions for a desired future state. In Toledo, Ohio, Wish List opens on Saturday, August 1 at One Lake Erie Center (600 Jefferson Ave) and runs through August 30 (with the opening reception: Saturday, August 1 from 6-9pm). In Ann Arbor, It opens at the Ann Arbor Art Center at 117 W. Liberty on Friday, September 11 and runs through October 17 (opening reception on Friday, September 11 from 6-9pm).
Exhibiting artist include Heather Accurso, Hiba Ali, Sara Buckius, Seder Burns, Alex Buzzalini, Angelo Conti, Ruth Crowe, Rocco DePietro, Matt Degenaro, Anthony Fontana, Tim Gaewsky, Erin Garber Pearson, Nicole Gordon, John Gutoskey, Clifton Harvey, Adrian Hatfield, Mark Hereld, Dan Hernandez, Dustin Hostetler,Nicole Jacquard, Vijay Kumar, Julianne Lindsey, Tom McMillen-Oakley, Alex Mandrila, Mario Moore, Vince Mountain, Michael Nagara, Scott Northrup, Frank Pahl, Teresa Petersen, Erica Podwoiski, Marianetta Porter, Gloria Pritschet, Boris Rasin, Colin Raymond, Gary Setzer, Brian Spolans, Jack Summers, Andrew Thompson, Cristen Velliky, Ed Weiss, Ellen Wilt, Robin Wilt, and Nick Zagar. Wish List is curated by Gloria Pritschet and Rocco DePietro, founders and directors of Gallery Project.
I was included in this group exhibition juried by Peter Williams at The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI. April 10 - May 24, 2015
Painting in 2015 is characterized by its inclusiveness of genres, styles, aesthetics, concepts, materials, and processes. There is no single direction, but multiple vectors of highly energetic artistic expression. The result is a continuing flowering of independent, eclectic, and significant art works that characterize the American art scene.
Contemporary painting is unabashed about borrowing, whether using and referencing elements form classical painting for design or integrating found materials. Some streams of painting have adopted the punch of graphic design used in commercial advertising. Other streams emphasize strong personal visions and narratives or broader culture events as a focus for powerful imagery. Subject matter is anything about which the artist feels passion and significance.
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