Dec 06, 2013
New video highlights George Kozmon's playful work
Dec 16, 2013 @ Rocky River Public Library in Rocky River, OH
CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks go on display at Rocky River Public Library
Dec 02, 2013
Industrial design grad gives TEDx talk on creative play
Jan 11, 2014
Major Pasolini film series coming to the Cinematheque
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Wishing you and yours a season of joy and light. Happy Holidays from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Nov 22, 2013
CIA wins UCI award for Euclid Avenue ArtBox project
Jan 13, 2014
34th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition
Nov 07, 2013
Transferring to CIA: One student's experience
Jan 17, 2014
Lunch on Fridays: Amanda Almon
Dec 19, 2013
1/3-5: The Act of Killing, Short Term 12, Jan Nemec & more!
When 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Dates: May 10 – July 12, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 10 from 6–10pm
Hours: Saturday & Sunday from 12 – 4pm and by appointment
Mary Shelley's character Dr. Frankenstein is often misidentified with the creature he created. That could be due to the fact that creating such a hideous beast makes the doctor a sort of monster himself. On May 10th, in a new solo exhibition at Proximity, Nathan Margoni makes that distinction clear. As though emerging from a fever dream, Margoni proudly proclaims, I Am A Monster!
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As a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and holding a Masters in Fine Arts from SUNY Purchase College in New York, Margoni has a distinct way of capturing childhood fantasies and highlighting what is gross, what is funny, and what we fear. Working on a large scale, Margoni's impressive rendering skills are flanked by uncommon materials like tube socks, stuffed animals, hot glue and hair. He also employs interactive elements that invite the viewer to squeeze, pet, and animate his morbid sculptures.
As we get older our abilities to make-believe are muddied by the pretentious expectations we set for ourselves. While our fears are wrapped up in breaking news items and mounting bills, there are monsters under our beds begging for our attention. Get yourself a night-light and join us for Nathan Margoni's exhibition at Proximity, I Am A Monster.
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Cleveland, OH 44103