What Is The Harm In A Reach?
August 15th - 24th in gallery, with events in the community beyond
Tucson based artist Abigail Smithson is collaborating on an art installation entitled What is the Harm in a Reach? where she asks people in Camp Washington and the surrounding area to make a drawing of a pass, an action that is the crux of the game of basketball and involves two people relying on one another. The final iteration of the drawings is a collection of cyanotype prints, hung in and around the gallery at Wave Pool. The goal of this work is an attempt to bridge a gap and allow for sports and art to coexist in a shared space.
The 2019 Art Space is Your Space Residency Program is supported by Carrington Broeman and Camp Washington Community Board.
Featured Social Practice Project:
Cincinnati Artist Report
Artists in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are invited to participate in a survey to assess their needs, and the responses will populate the first-ever Cincinnati Artist Report led by ArtWorks and Wave Pool. The survey is available at surveymonkey.com/r/CincinnatiArtistReport and will remain open through Saturday, August 31, 2019.
This collaboration brings together a team of four ArtWorks youth apprentices, led by local artist Anissa Lewis, who will be creating community engagement opportunities for artists to further support survey participation throughout August. Wave Pool’s Cal Cullen and Lewis developed the survey and will be authoring the report, due later this year.
“The Cincinnati Artist Report is an opportunity for our arts organizations to be directly responsive to artists’ need, as artists themselves deliberately identify and define these needs collectively,” Lewis said. “This is a perfect example of power in numbers, so I urge every artist to take the survey. We need your voice.”