Neighborhoods define the character of a city. The triumph and tragedy experienced by its residents give meaning to the nondescript buildings that populate the skyline.
Day in day out, neighborhood life generates stories, many of which are forgotten, others living on to form a narrative unique only to us. Whether a story emanates from a living room, corner store, playground, or intersection there is always a visual language that holds it together.
The collection of symbols and signs before you uses a vocabulary best understood by those who have contributed to the story of Cleveland.
Corner Light is a monument to what gives us character, the neighborhoods that emanate from our city’s center.
Corner Light was created by Cleveland SGS, a collaborative of artists based in Cleveland, Ohio. For over a decade Cleveland SGS has investigated the hidden meaning behind the commercial narrative of their hometown.
From pawnshops to carryout, hair care to daycare, back alleys to bar stools, SGS chronicles their discoveries in paint, pixels, motion, and sound.
Visit http://cobras.clevelandsgs.com/ to learn more.
LANDFORM, a public art program conceived and managed by local non-profit LAND studio and generously funded by the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, is bringing temporary public artworks to Public Square, the Mall, and other parts of Downtown Cleveland over a three-year period.
A series of projects varying in scale and media and created by a diverse group of local, regional, and international artists will be on display through 2018. LANDFORM’s first projects included #flockCLE by Cracking Art, which featured 376 colorful plastic animal sculptures located throughout the city and murals by Cleveland artists Brian Jasinski and Dakarai Akil.
The murals, on a wall facing the main entrance to Terminal Tower, are parts of a series rotating quarterly through the end of 2018.Thank you to the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation for their continued support of public art in Cleveland.
To learn more about this and other exciting projects, visit LAND-studio.org.