Liz Maugans & Dale Goode
January 4th – January 26th
Opening Reception: Jan 4th, 6-9pm
Arts Collinwood is pleased to announce Half Empty, an exhibition of work by Cleveland artists Liz Maugans and Dale Goode. The show incorporates photography, video, printmaking and an interactive, community-based project in an effort to address, among other things, the state of vacancy and renewal that is so prevalent in our current consciousness.
Maugans, will be showing work from Desperate Signs: inspired by collected homemade signs found in urban spaces. She recreated the messages by carving them into wood stressing the human tension in our current socio-economic state. These text-based prints as well as lighted signage incorporate input from members of the viewing public.
Maugans is a co-founder and Executive Director of Zygote Press, Inc. She received a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is a recent recipient of the Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Her work is in the collections of Progressive Insurance, BF Goodrich, Cleveland State University and The Riffe Center for Government and the Arts.
Goode’s black and white photographs of abandoned, decaying industrial interiors convey a haunting beauty that brings forth the complex history and, by implication, the open-ended future of the industrial realities of our area. This, of course, impacts all aspects of life here. His raw video footage is equally engaging and contains a thought-provoking balance of decay and hope. Goode is a painter, muralist, sculptor, photographer and videographer. A life-long Clevelander, he has shown extensively in the area for several decades, including at the The Butler Institute of American Art. He was commissioned by famed boxing promoter Don King to create a mural, Apostles of Peace, incorporating images of John and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jimmy Carter. His work is in many collections, including Progressive Insurance.