Wave Pool's main gallery space is open Thursday through Saturday from 12-5pm.
There are also often corresponding exhibitions in our Locker Room Gallery.
Home Makers: Sherri Lynn Wood and M’Shinda Abdullah Broaddus
September 14 - October 26, 2019
This exhibition in the downstairs gallery at Wave Pool, pairs the work of two artists who come at the same idea from opposite perspectives: What does it look like to make a home for oneself—as an individual, and as part of a larger collective?
To unpack that question, recent Cincinnati transplant Sherri Lynn Wood’s ongoing community-based project Sew LeWitt invites gallery visitors to create their own sewn compositions into a larger community tapestry; while multi-disciplinary artist M’Shinda Abdullah Broaddus will exhibit recent printed digital collages that document a performance during a recent residency at Richard Carter’s studio in Pope Valley, California.
Home Makers: featuring selections from our woodshop and The Welcome Project
September 14 - October 19, 2019
Come see functional yet beautiful works created by folks in our neighborhood. Exhibited art includes ceramics made during the past year at The Welcome Project as well as coffee tables and other wooden objects crafted by participants in our community Wood Shop.
September 13 - November 10, 2019 at People’s Liberty
Christian Schmit started Tall’s Bread just over a year ago as a way to better connect with his neighbors and to become a ‘non-invasive species’ that is integral to the function of his city. A trained illustrator and sculptor, Schmit is interested in his art practice becoming something that is both fundamental and accessible. The tradition of breadmaking seems like the perfect answer. Focused around Schmit’s baking practice, this installation will involve multiple artists, bakers, poets, and puppeteers in order to investigate what it means to come to a place and attempt involvement that builds the character of a city and contributes to and honors the culture of a place.
The project will leave behind a zine of collected advice for Cincinnatians alongside bread recipes to help lead us to a better future.
The Blue Tarp
November 9 - December 21, 2019
Blue tarps have been employed around the globe as a temporary aid to communities suffering. Whether from environmental or financial disasters, blue tarps can cover a roof, act as a floor, and otherwise serve as an ostensible Band-Aid to the architecture of larger symptoms of systems collapse. These ubiquitous blue covers are made to conceal, yet they often signal damage without fixing the affecting predicament itself. This group show demonstrates how artists (often the first responders to these kinds of crises of humanity,) investigate this proverbial hidden landscape. Participating artists include Lorena Molina, Migiwa Orimo, Edward Victor Sanchez, Stephen Smith, Cristina Victor, and Loraine Wible.
Sentiments of Here
January 11 - February 29, 2020
Sentiments of Here explores the affective potential of the Midwestern landscape—its languor, flatness, texture, and drawl. This exhibition is an ode to resonant spaces that are imbued with sensations of nostalgia, longing, and mood. Banal scenes become sites of consideration, which elevate fleeting moments of the everyday to loaded sentimental encounters. It is the generosity of slowness that rewards contemplation with subtle sensory experiences derived from the ordinary, specific to here. Includes artists Snow Yum, Mark Alain, and Justin West.
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.