If Cleveland wasn’t feeling lucky already, the Lucky Charms exhibition will provide more elements of good fortune for Clevelanders.
Opening July 15th from 5p-9p at E11even 2, the works of Andy Dreamingwolf, Randy Maxin and R!ch Cihlar will be on display. The term, Lucky Charms, means so many things to so many people, but all elements of this exhibition will reflect on some of those feelings.
Dreamingwolf says “I’m genuinely fascinated by objects in which their outcome or output is based on their given users actions with said items. It’s a sort of “luck is what you make it” analogy. To me when a “Lucky Charm” is stripped of its habit and superstition, the core you’re left with is comfort. And that can come in many forms, be it confidence, memories, or tangibles.
R!ch says “When I typically think of lucky charms, I think of cliché items like horseshoes, rabbits feet, or a four leafed clover, but I also realize that there are so many other objects or thoughts that make me feel lucky. My works will reflect both of those ideas of traditional and nontraditional lucky charms.”
Maxin says “I feel lucky everyday, having the friends and family that I do. My pieces will reflect more of the sentiment behind the objects in the form of patterns and repetition. The idea that everyday is a good day… or a lucky day.”
R!ch, Christina, and Billy have been creating new exhibitions for the 2016/2017 season. Interested artists can apply to the corresponding curator on the upcoming events tab. Group & Themed Shows include:
- Yada, Yada, Yada, A Seinfeld Exhibition – September 2016 – All artwork will refer to the 90’s hit sitcom, Seinfeld.
- Skateboard Art Show – January 2017 – All artwork will be created with or on a wooden skateboard decks
- $50 Show – March 2017 – All artwork will be priced at $50 for one night only/cash and carry event.
- Rock, Paper, Scissors, ROCK! – April 2017 – All art work will reflect the music world.
- Cult Movie Poster Show – September 2017 – Artwork of new/recreated movies that have “Cult” status.
- Plus more! (TBA’s will be listed soon)
For consideration for any of the upcoming exhibitions please email the corresponding curator with 5 images of current work, a link to your website (or Facebook if a website is n/a) and any other pertinent information about your work (materials/medium, past exhibitions, etc…) Artists should live within a 50 mile radius of Cleveland. Artists should also review the contract listed on the upcoming events tab prior to applying for any exhibitions.
On May 20, 2016 e11even 2 will be hosting the opening of a new group exhibition titled 27*. The show’s theme will be based on some of the most famous musicians in history to die at the age of 27. Dozens have prematurely passed away at this age over the years. Curator of the show, Billy Nainiger has limited the number of musicians that will be included as inspiration for the contributing artists. Billy, who also co-owns e11even 2 with Christina Sadowski and R!ch Cihlar has narrowed the long list down to six, giving the show more cohesiveness.
15 artists, mostly based in Cleveland, were asked to create up to 3 pieces each based on Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and/or Kurt Cobain. These six are widely considered to be the most famous of the “27 Club.” Pieces will range from painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media.
Come check out 27* on May’s Third Friday at e11even 2 in the 78th Street Studios. You will not be disappointed in how these talented Cleveland artists interpret this legendary and short lived group of musicians.
Twenty Seven, an age many of us remember; but some were not so fortunate. E11even 2 will remind everyone, with art, why life is so precious in their next exhibit entitled 27. Works will feature musicians who passed away at the early age of 27 years old. The opening reception will be Friday May 20th from 5p-9p.
Participating Artists: Jason Milburn, Andrew Shondrick, Donna Fischer, Leslie Edwards Humez, Nicole Edwards, Melanie Agnich, Jessica Maron, Laura Dumm, Gary Dumm, Eileen Dorsey, Randy Maxin, Dan Nainiger, Billy Nainiger, R!ch Cihlar, Christina Sadowski
Peek-A-Boo is the next “sex”hibition at E11even 2. It highlights the best features of classic Pin-Up girls. The opening reception is on Friday March 18th from 5-9p, during the 3rd Friday events at 78th Street Studios and features 16 local artists. Curator and owner, Christina Sadowski, says, “I collect pin-up girl tattoos and have always enjoyed those types of iconic images. Often people hear erotic and think dirty, but with this show the images are beautiful and classically posed nudes.” Sadowski says she doesn’t expect any controversy over the show. There are no explicit images, but does warn guests that it maybe more suited for an adult crowd.
Guests can also expect more then just art. Guest Pin-Up Queens will be on hand to enhance the atmosphere and pose with guests. Custom Peek-A-Book koozies will be given out, and Cleveland’s own Burlesque performer, Bella Sin, will give a performance at the closing reception on April 15th.
Collage 101 is no entry-level exhibition. This mixed media show featuring 10 artists who specialize in found objects, non-traditional collage, and fabrics. This exhibition highlights an underrated fine art medium and serves it up with an A+ grade.
Featured artists are: Diana Bjel, Nicole Edwards, Bridget Ginley, Randy Maxin, Leslie Edwards Humez, Jessica Pinsky, Billy Nainiger, R!ch Cihlar, Christina Sadowski, Mary Anne Tipple
Opening Reception January 15, 2016 5-9pm
Closing Reception February 19, 2016 5-9pm
A Christmas Art Show: Works by Billy Nainiger Nov. 20th & Dec 18th, 2015
On November 20th from 5 PM – 10 PM E11even 2 will be unveiling its new exhibition, “A Christmas Art Show.” The work is the most recent solo exhibition by Cleveland artist and co-owner of E11even 2, Billy Nainiger. Billy has spent the last five years focused on artwork dealing with pop culture favorites such as The Beatles, Elvis and the cult classic film, “The Big Lebowski.” This past year he has shifted his subject matter and has been creating various mixed media pieces centered on the holiday movie favorite and Cleveland based, “A Christmas Story”. Visitors will be able to see some of their favorite characters portrayed through his work including Ralphie, The Old Man and Scut Farkus amongst others. Billy brings these characters to life through his work which are mainly executed through the use of spray paint, latex and found objects.
E11even 2 will be split in half with a presentation of Billy’s new work and a recreation of interior parts of the beloved Christmas Story house that will even include a real leg lamp! Also available will be ornaments, cards and limited edition prints of Billy’s new work. Come help us bring in the holiday season at E11even 2, located in the popular 78th St. Studios for a festive third Friday to remember.
Opening Reception: November, 20 2015
Closing Reception: December, 18 2015
E11even 2 is proud to feature its next exhibition by Christina Sadowski, artist and gallery owner, entitled “The Cleveland at Home Collection”. This exhibition will feature Sadowski’s signature Cleveland landmark photography on home goods. Some of the featured home goods will include, cellphone cases, duvet covers, bathroom shower curtains, clocks, bottle openers, air fresheners, pillows, and more! The opening reception will be on Friday, September 18th from 5p-9p during the third Friday events at 78th Street Studios. To see more of Christina’s work please visit christinasadowskiphotography.com