Wave Pool's main gallery space is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-5pm. There are also often corresponding exhibitions in our Locker Room Gallery.
Social Medium: Photography As A Tool For Community Collaboration
September 15 - November 10
Wave Pool is proud to present the group exhibition Social Medium, opening September 15th 7-10pm. Curated by Wave Pool Executive Director, Calcagno Cullen, Social Medium is a participating exhibition in the Fotofocus Biennial 2018.
Artists have a long history of making socially engaged work, acting as instigators for community redevelopment, and for being able to build communication and collaboration within communities through creative means. Social Medium exhibits these community-led archives—with photography in particular used to frame the subject and narratives of these neighborhood stories, yet never forgetting that there is a fine line between celebrating marginalized populations and exploiting them. To find the balance between using a camera to tell a story vs. creating one, then, there has been a surge of photographic experiments that blur the lines between photographer and subject, artist and community. This exhibition will display the results of several of these collaborative approaches to photography, as well as see a community-based shared photography project to fruition with our own community.
As part of the exhibition, Wave Pool will be hosting Picture People: Collaborative Tactics in Photography Workshop with Eliza Gregory and Gemma Rose-Turnbull September 22, 2-5pm and a Panel Discussionmoderated by Curator Calcagno Cullen October 14, 2-3:30pm
Featured Artists include Eliza Gregory, Gemma-Rose Turnbull, Rebecca Hackemann, Mark Strandquist, Jason Lazarus, Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayete Ross Smith, Kamal Sinclair, Natalie Mancino and Jacqueline Wood
Social Medium: Photography as a Tool for Community Collaboration
September 15 – November 10
Social Medium exhibits and facilitates projects that create archives of communities that are made collaboratively with the communities they are documenting. Artists have made a place for themselves in the world of social work, being recognized as instigators for community redevelopment and being able to build communication and collaboration in communities through creative means. This exhibition will display the results of several of these collaborative approaches to photography, as well as see a community-based shared photography project to fruition with our own community.
Social Medium is supported by Fotofocus as part of the Open Archive Biennial
November 17 - January 5
When done well, the labor done by art preparatory crews (frequently made up of teams of working artists,) is invisible. For this show, Wave Pool is teaming up with local art handlers and preparatory crews from area art institutions to put on an exhibition that aims to make visible the labor and practice of building, installing and creating art exhibitions. Exhibition installation succeeds when it is invisible and seemingly effortless, yet those who do this kind of preparatory work are often artists themselves. By highlighting the invisible labor of those working the back of the house in our area arts organizations, we are underlining the efforts of those whose work is often left out of the artistic canon.
Invisible Labor is supported by an ArtSTART award from the Ohio Arts Council
The Curatorial Residency Program is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign as well as through an ArtSTART award from the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.