Time Warp, a new exhibition opening at E11even 2 will commemorates the 5 year anniversary of the Cleveland based contemporary gallery. Time flies when you’re selling art in this exhibition. The opening reception is Friday, November 16th from 5-9p during the 3rd Friday events at 78th St. Studios.
Owners- Christina Sadowski, Billy Nainiger, and R!ch Cihlar set out to make a new body of work for their special occasion. Each artist/owner created a series of work following their own interpretation of words “Time Warp”.
R!ch set out to build bottle openers inspired by vintage pop crates, a reflection into the past. His works cater to the aesthetic of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s logos and symbols. He says, “It’s the feeling or memory of what we all call ‘Retro’. My pieces will remind guests of years past.”
Billy focused directly on time, using clocks as focal point and building around them with mixed media and found objects. Nainiger, states he’s always been interested in clocks, mechanically, and found the exhibition ideal for his style of work. He also states, “Plus, they’re functional and decorative works”.
Christina, a photographer, shot landscapes with a Lensbaby circular fisheye lens to warp her images into complete circles. Sadowski says, “The process was fun and tricky. Trying to capture the essence of Cleveland in a new manner was exciting and challenging. With this lens, I am able to explore new perspectives of iconic Cleveland structures.”
November 2nd 6p-8p (e11even 2 day/5 yr anniversary party)
November 16th 5p-9p (third friday’s @ 78th st. studios)