For immediate Release
Doubting Thomas Art Gallery
856 Jefferson Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Media Contact: Julius Lyles, Curator
Julius Lyles Presents: Humanitarianism: A visual discussion from seven emerging artist
Cleveland, Ohio, November 10th, 2006 – Doubting Thomas Art Gallery proudly presents an exhibition of new work by seven emerging artists. Ronald Clayton, collides raw manipulation and rough treatment applied to found objects used for the purpose to illustrate a political message. John (SKY) Davison is a seasoned artist utilizing graffiti, Illustration and exploitation of the page to create this funky layering effect. Bob Walls elaborate approach to design explores the interior fabric of any environment which allows the viewer to interpret volume in his pieces with fellow artists Dee Hall, Craig Sullivan, Angela Thompson and Larry Tinsley these seven artist have tackled social issues dealing from war, stereotypes, abortion, slavery to religion, and equal rights. Humanitarianism explores a deeper understanding of the historical social divide and how to encourage mental change and viewpoints of disturbing, negative social concepts through visual documentation and interpretation from an African American perspective.
Organized by Curator, Julius Lyles, this exhibition includes over 50 visual representations of controversial social issues.
All the participating artists will be at Doubting Thomas Gallery for further Discussion, Nov 10th, 2006 from 5 to 12am. Humanitarianism, finally, here’s an opportunity to be a part of this sensitive controversial exhibition – a forum where artists, diverse communities come together and discuss future solutions. Join us as Julius Lyles and Doubting Thomas reveal the boldest body of work, currently on view.
ABOUT JULIUS LYLES
Julius Lyles was born in1964 in Cleveland, Ohio and still lives and works in the Cleveland area. He began studying art at the youthful age of eleven at Cleveland Institute of Art summer workshops. After high school, he studied Graphic Design at Kent State University from 1983 to 1987. In 2002, he studied Photography under the astuteness of Masume Hayashi at Cleveland State University. His work has been featured at several galleries in Cleveland, OH and has been included in exhibitions in Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., New York and Chicago.
Creating works in painting, photography and collaborating with other artist to speak out against the injustices that face our society. Julius Lyles is one of the most innovative artists of African descent exhibiting. His artistic strategy is innovative, aggressive, colorful, diverse and complex. His mission is to create a visual voice for change.
The Doubting Thomas Gallery is located at 856 Jefferson Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44113, in historical Tremont next to the Tremont Public Library.
The Gallery is open Friday from 5:00 pm – 10 pm, and from 6pm – 10pm on Saturdays our by special appointment. Gallery Openings are until eleven or later.
Free to all children, adults, students and seniors.
Web site: www.lylesart.com/humanitarianism.html
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