A statement from the curator
As we open our first permanent space in Northside, Cincinnati, we're humbled and grateful to be welcoming Lisa Walcott in from Holland, Michigan. As an artist, Lisa exhibited in one of our first pop-up exhibitions in 2011. And since, she's stayed in contact with our team during our many transitions.
While away, Lisa has continued making a name for herself throughout the midwest. Showing in over 20 exhibitions since 2011 -- including shows at various universities and museums -- Lisa's work continues to impress the masses with its unexpected use of motors and electronics to create often quiet, yet profound statements. Still, beyond her kinetic work, her illustrations have garnered praise in their own right -- notably when working collaboratively with artists such as Meridith Ridl for "Do you mind if I put this here?"
For this inaugural exhibition, it felt best to offer Lisa access to both of our current spaces at 1662 Hoffner Street -- in the vein of "past meets present," related to our growth. Our shipping container exhibition space (formerly known as #MakersMobile) is where Lisa will present a collection of drawings -- often based on personal experiences -- some of which reference Lisa's travels to and through Cincinnati. She will also help us open the first 1,100 square feet of our 6,000 square foot building renovation with a number of kinetic sculptures.
As noted in September's issue
of Movers & Makers Magazine, This Exhibition
is a Must See!!
~ Jonathan Sears // Chief Curator // PAR-Projects