The exhibition will be up until October 2nd.
Bios of WOW Artists
Jacqueline Kennedy is a BFA candidate at The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. She is an enameling major, with minors in printmaking, and metals/jewelry. She has exhibited in northeast Ohio and California. Her work The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is in the permanent collection of University Hospitals of Cleveland.Â Â Â Â Greatly influenced by the post-industrial landscape of Cleveland, her work speaks of the intersection between decay and creation.Â Visual cues in Jacquieâ€™s surroundings evoke the emotional response that guides her process.Â The gathering of material becomes the ritual from which she works. Formal aspects of making such as line, form, color, and composition serve as a foundation from which to refine her conceptual framework. A multi-media approach utilizing enamel, print, and metals provides her with the necessary tools needed to convey ideas.Â Material studies indicate knowledge of process.Â Experimentation with process bridges the gap between my visual cues and the creation of new forms.Â Irreverence for perfection gives her the freedom to discover new ways of making. Jacquie says, â€œIncorporating the ideals of romanticism with current imagery guides me toward the aesthetic I seek.Â This aesthetic, sometimes referred to as â€œaftermath aestheticâ€ or â€œdamaged romanticismâ€, helps substantiate the emotion evoked by the work.â€
Brittany Filko has a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art where she was a painting major.Â Her work has been shown at a variety of galleries including the Reinberger Gallery, Zygote Press and Arts Collinwood. In 2010 she won the Norita Wyse Berman Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting and in 2011 the Mary C. Page Memorial Scholarship.Â Her work is a part of the Dealer Tire Art Collection.Â Her work references a particular history in film, which provides iconic representations of romance and glamour from American Culture. In this series of prints, she appropriates highly popularized portraits of famous actresses, from the 1920â€™s to 50s, such as Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn.Â Â Utilizing specific marks familiar to the intaglio and aquatint process, she imitates the antiqued quality of an aged photograph.Â Â This appearance stimulates a narrative between the contemporary viewer and the evocative printed image. These ideals of the past exist now as a mere reminder of past beauty, a trace, which one can imagine into.
Rachel Shelton grew up in Buffalo, New York, the hub of the Rust Belt. She recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in printmaking.
Living in the midst of the industrial and post-industrial scenery has greatly influenced Rachel’s outlook on human history, her choice of artistic media, and the content of her work. Her body of work began as a visual representation of the opinion that humans are disengaged from nature. Â She feels this disconnect is partially responsible for our society’s lack of respect for the environment and resources that sustain us. The work has been constructed and arranged as a â€œmourningâ€ for this loss of reverence and respect. It utilizes manufactured materials to form organic structures as well as photolithograph prints, asking for comparisons to be made.