CONSTRUCTIONS opening: Harris-Stanton Gallery CLE

ZanettaMVitalsignsWebReadyConstructions New Works by Maria Zanetta and Tara Lynn Fri Sept 5, 2014- Sat Oct 4, 2014

Opening Reception for the artists: Fri Sept 5, 6pm – 8:30 pm

Harris • Stanton Gallery
1370 West 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Gallery Hours Tuesday- Friday 10-6, Saturday 11-4



On September 5, 2014 the Harris • Stanton Gallery will open Constructions, a two-person exhibition featuring new work by Northeast Ohio artists, Maria Zanetta, and Tara Lynn. Zanetta will present linoleum cuts and collages and Lynn will showcase her Chihuly-esque sculptures out of clay. The two artists are bound together by a love of experimentation in their chosen mediums, an insightful use of bold patterns and intense colors. The show will open on Friday, September 5, from 6:00-8:30pm.  Parking is available across the street at the gallery’s location at 1370 West 9th Street in the Warehouse District in downtown Cleveland. The artists will give a brief talk during the reception and will be available to meet and answer questions from guests throughout the evening.

ZanettaBalanceWebReady  Maria Zanetta was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied Fine Arts at the National School for the Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredon”. Upon graduation she moved to Ohio to pursue doctoral studies in comparative literature and arts. Currently a professor at the University of Akron, she teaches cross-cultural courses which focus on the interrelations between different artistic manifestations of Spanish culture. In 2006 she published La otra cara de la vanguardia a comparative study of three of the most original and inspirational Spanish women painters of the Avant–garde movement – Maruja Mallo, Angeles Santos and Remedios Varo. Zanetta’s works in this exhibition are the products of her ongoing evolution as an artist. They reflect her continuing experimentation with textures and mediums and her fascination and love of color as a fundamental building block of her art. The Spanish artists she so admires, Remedios Varo, Maruja Mallo, Tamara de Lempika, as well as Mexican muralists Diego Rivera and Siqueiros have influenced her as well. She states that, “Art for me is a world full of beauty, magic and life where I allow myself to discover and share with others all the sensations and emotions that reality offers. The plurality of subjects that constitutes the body of my work allows me to explore the richness and complexities of my surroundings.”

BafflingwebreadyTara Lynn is relatively new to the Cleveland art scene. As a very successful studio artist she exhibits nationally and is collected internationally. She has been featured in the High Point Market in North Carolina in the Allison Paladino and EJ Victor showrooms. She has won numerous awards including “Artist of Distinction” in West Palm Beach, Florida and two “Mayor’s Purchase Award” at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Tara Lynn graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Art Education in 2003. She is greatly influenced by her travels as well as the architect Frank Gehry. You can see his influence in some of her wave-like structures. The enormity of her undulating sculptures is instantly impressive and begs for further examination from the viewer.

Harris Stanton Gallery – CLEVELAND
1370 West 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113