“It’s all been done before” at FORUM


OPENING RECEPTION: Friday January 16th 2015, 5-9pm

It’s All Been Done Before is an exhibition that explores photography and its adaptations in contemporary art and features the wonderful work of Jerry Birchfield (Cleveland, Oh), Lauren Davies (Cleveland, Oh), Erin O’Keefe (NYC), Brandon Juhasz (Cleveland, Oh), Greg Ruffing (Chicago, IL), and Sadie Wechsler ( Seattle, WA).

“…For this show I have brought together 6 artists who find new strategies in dealing with the medium of photography in the 21st century.  The artists have embraced photography’s wide openness and malleability often implementing photography’s inherent illusionary ability, or embracing Photoshop’s influence on image making. A key theme also seems to be how to deal with the growing immense archive of images. How can we as artist’s use what has come before us to re-contextualize and see ourselves through what has been done already. Like finding identity and meaning through all the noise.”

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FORUM art space, 1300 West 78th Street. Cleveland, OH