Masked Portraits: The New Art of Gene Kangas

Nov 7, 2015 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where:

Beachwood Community Center, 25225 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122

Description:

Private tour, artist statement and over 40 different limited edition prints for sale. Welcoming statement by Fred C. Rothstein, MD, President, UH Cleveland Medical Center. A portion of the proceeds of the show will benefit UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Beachwood Arts Council.

What is a mask? Is it a special protective face covering designed for sport, a fashion accessory, a deceptive camouflage, or maybe a misleading smile, a sad frown, or a puzzled look? Does it reveal deep emotion or some fanaticized alter ego? The exhibit embraces the rich worldwide diversity of our human family. Each image depicts varied activities, from the familiar to an assortment of local and international festivals, including some that are quite unconventional. The complexity and vibrant colors of the images create a magical-realism montage, while the scale of the 48x60 inch images captures your wonder and attention.

About the artist:

Gene was represented by New York Gallery Royal Marks in the early 1970s before several successful decades devoted to the creation of large urban sculptures, which were commissioned across the country, including several in Cleveland. After 32 years of full-time university art teaching, he retired. Gene spent several years making wood turnings, several of which traveled throughout the United States and Japan on exhibition. In 2000, Gene returned to image making on paper. This show will be the first time in four decades that art collectors and the general public will have a chance to own a piece of Gene’s work.

Private tour, artist statement and over 40 different limited edition prints for sale. Welcoming statement by Fred C. Rothstein, MD, President, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Must RSVP prior to event.

Contact:

Mark Kangas, or 216-202-0202

Cost:

Free

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