The Weston Art Gallery’s new fall season opens Friday with three solo exhibitions that push shape, color and the other building blocks of art making to new, personal places.
Upstairs in the airy lobby space, Jarrett Hawkins presents Limits and Boundaries, an exhibition of totemic sculptures that deal with elemental themes with their reduced, formalist physical presences. Downstairs, the galleries are shared by exhibitions of paintings and drawings by Cedric Michael Cox and Roy Johnston.
Cox’s paintings flatten the intricacy of Over-the-Rhine’s aging cityscape into compositions that piece together like puzzles. Approaching the city as his muse, these works not only record his surroundings, but also glow with a visionary look at the glorious potential of what inner-cities could be. Johnston’s paintings, drawings and prints are non-referential, meaning that their explorations into formal problems are ends unto themselves.
All three exhibitions open Friday with a 6-9 p.m. reception that's free and open to the public. The Weston is located at 650 Walnut St. downtown in the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
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