SPACES coming to Hingetown

Spaces is close to signing a long-term lease in Ohio City's burgeoning arts district

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A burgeoning cultural node in Ohio City on Cleveland’s near West Side could soon get a serious boost if the nonprofit art gallery Spaces can raise enough cash to move into the neighborhood.
After months of quiet negotiations, Spaces is close to signing a lease with developer Michael Chesler, owner of the 14,000-square-foot brick industrial building at the southeast corner of West 29th Street and Detroit Avenue.
A vista of the Hingetown area of Ohio City from the steps of the Transformer Station gallery on Monday included the potential future home of Spaces, to the left in the middle distance, and the colorful facade of the Ohio City Firehouse, to the right.

ArtSlant Reviews SUPERBLACK

Black as midnight on a moonless night
by Natalie Hegert - ArtSlant


"Black as midnight on a moonless night."
That’s how Special Agent Cooper likes his coffee, and that’s what I thought of when viewing SUPERBLACK by Jordan Tate, at Transformer Station in Cleveland, Ohio.
“That’s pretty black,” says Pete Martell, as he pours a cup of coffee for Cooper in that first episode of Twin Peaks.
SUPERBLACK is pretty black all right. In fact it’s the blackest black you’ll ever see. It’s… excuse me… really fucking black.


ArtHOPPER reviews the new shows

Fruit cake still costs 98 cents
April 8, 2014 by Jimmy Kuehnle
Ray of Light. Christian Patterson.2007. Archival pigment print 40 x 60 inches. Collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell. Photo courtesy of artist.
Science wins. Check and mate.
Now on to tasty fruit cake.
It still costs 98 cents, for a whole cake or just a piece? It must come with pink icing and a red cherry. Tires still have gleaming wide white walls. A murder’s hair comes pre-sculpted like James Dean’s and hood ornaments project out longer than a foot.