You Can't Go Home to Cleveland, Ohio
Works by Michael Conti
January 22 - March 2
This exhibition includes a series of photo-based prints that document a return to
the Great Lakes industrial metropolis of Cleveland, Ohio. Formerly a powerhouse of
wealth and manufacturing, Cleveland has experienced recession after financial crisis
after housing crisis after recession. Still, this city rises from the coal ash.
In the summer of 2017, MichaeI Conti spent a two-month residency, funded by the Rasmuson Foundation, in the community fine art print shop, Zygote Press. While there, he biked the bridges, the Flats, the shore, and the neighborhoods looking for a small piece of truth about Cleveland to bring back to the studio. These prints are a record of the people, the stories and the memories encountered there.
This exhibit will be in the Arc gallery, located in the UAA Consortium Library, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage.
Polymer plate photogravure and silkscreen on paper - 22"x15"