Our latest exhibit, SYMBIOLOGY, features more than 45 mixed-media works of art by local artists George Kozmon and Guy-Vincent. SYMBIOLOGY is an exhibition of works that explores the dichotomies of image-making, and the interconnectedness to landscapes, symbols, and people. The images, sizes, and techniques used by the artists range from traditional painting to new media.
“SYMBIOLOGY relates to the idea of symbiosis, the context is usually in biology, the interrelationship between species,” said Kozmon. “We’ve extrapolated the essence to examine the conceptual duality of our work in relation to one another in broad terms of creative output, and the dichotomy of earth/water, the underpinnings of landscape in the abstract sense.”
The artists have shared ideas and concepts for many years, including an art advocacy video project engaging with leaders in the international art community in Chicago and New York and recently collaborated on “Symbols, Glaciers & Ghosts” at the Cleveland State University Galleries.
“Our recent large-scale collaboration installation provided us the opportunity to investigate themes in our respective work,” said Guy-Vincent. “The collaborative process provides a unique perspective, as most artists typically work alone. It provides a rich convergence of both shared and contrasting elements from each other’s work.”
The SYMBIOLOGY exhibit is on display from April 25 – October 11 in the Cleveland Convention Gallery, located on the Concourse Level of our Center. The Gallery is open to the general public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is no admission charge.
Guy-Vincent is an internationally exhibited and collected interdisciplinary artist and current recipient of the Ohio Arts Council, Individual Artist Excellence Fellowship 2017.
His art practice combines numerous modes of expression including; traditional media, video, photography, performance, and net-based works. His Symbol Art is widely known for its innovative use of glyphs, cyphers, and unicode elements created for Twitter.
His artwork is represented in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe including; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea – Spoleto, Italy, Eaton Corporation World Headquarters- Highland Heights, OH, SAP America – Philadelphia, PA, Hotel Giordino, Pisa, Italy, and Ritz Camera – Baltimore, MD.
For more information visit www.GuyVincent.net
Kozmon is an internationally collected artist, best known for his monumental paintings which have been widely exhibited and critically acclaimed throughout the US and abroad.
He is the recipient of numerous awards including The National Endowment For The Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, and four Ohio Arts Council Grants. His resume reflects over 30 solo exhibitions in commercial, academic and institutional venues, and over 100 two-person, invitational, or group shows.
Mr. Kozmon’s work is represented in prestigious public and private collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art, (Cleveland, OH), the Akron Art Museum (Akron OH), Hyatt Regency (Cologne, Germany), IBM (Armonk, NY), the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, OH), Astor Residence Hotel (London, England), and the Progressive Collection, (Cleveland OH).
For more information visit www.georgekozmon.com