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.”
Well by now, some of you may have seen the photos of the rocket signs hung around Cleveland last night, via Facebook. The goal was to hang them around Cleveland, have them seen throughout the week and collected by worthy fans leading up to Fridays show. Well… it was SO successful that all 9 signs were “stolen” in about 4-5 hours! That’s CRAZY and awesome! All we posted were photos of them installed. We planned on listing clues later this week, but i guess there’s no need for that anymore. I guess some people really know the Cleveland terrain. We’d like to thank those who played along, and we hope your happy with your reward. Hang it with pride in home and tell your friends the lengths you had to get them. They were bolted in to the posts with three 4 inch screws with a power drill. And i can tell you the power drill had trouble putting them in. We stripped screws and hung them high enough where a step stool or latter was needed. So they were not easy to get. As you can see in this post a photo (below) of 2 gentlemen holding their winnings in front of a Bob Peck mural. I love their photo, it says “we found them first bi@tch’s!” ha ha. And what’s great about that photo is, that all of the signs were scattered around Cleveland. They were not close to each other, so it’s not like an easter egg hunt where they’re all visible from one location. These dudes went looking, and it paid off for them. For the rest of you who wanted a piece, make sure you come to the opening. There are under 30 total pieces of Bob’s and R!ch’s and only 13 of them are collaboratives. Also, Christina Sadowski (a professional photographer) documented the full install. We’ll have some of those photos up soon. Thank you to everyone. This was fun. I think we might have to do this again sometime.