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.
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.
Advice for Future Homecomers
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.
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.
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.
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.