August 29 - October 10, 2015
As an artist, what is necessary for survival in Cincinnati? What is unique to the situation of being an artist in the mid-west, and specifically Cincinnati, that demands a uniqueness of thought, creative solutions, and a preemptive survivalist’s approach?Cincinnati Artist Survival, a group show at Wave Pool Gallery, will attempt to answer these questions, exploring ways (both real and fictional) that artists survive (and sometimes thrive) in the Queen City. This juried exhibition includes work and performances by CS13, Marc Governanti, Suzy Irwin, Chase Melendez, Reid Radcliffe, Christian Schmit, Nick Swartsell, Forest Thomer, Aaron Walker, Loraine Wible.
The exhibition opens August 29th, 7-10pm and will feature several performances. Suzy Irwin will be slinging coffee drinks as part of her “Barista Artist” performance, Chase Melendez will be performing as a mixed media live sculpture entitled Fountain of Necessity, and CS13 is hosting a micro-grant-gambling-table gaming session. Forest Thomer’s The Art Of Being A MotherFucker car will also be on view for one night only outside of the gallery during the opening.
Cincinnati Artist Survival will also be coupled with a Survival Guide publication, including works by most of the exhibiting artists, which will be released and sold at the exhibition opening.