More than 30 landscape paintings, photographs and installations from Ohio and Israel will be on display at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, July 29 through October 16, 1999. Curated by Nella Cassouto, an independent curator from Jerusalem, Israel, and David Johnson, chief curator at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati, Common Ground :Contemporary Landscapes from Israel and Ohio juxtaposes the work of six Ohio and six Israeli artists whose common interest is landscape. The exhibition illustrates the pluralistic nature of contemporary art and emphasizes the interaction of imagination and materials as the central experience of late-20 th century artists. Common Ground is the first exhibition of Ohio and Israeli work organized by the Ohio Arts Council.
Ohio artists participating in the exhibition are Masumi Hayashi (Cleveland), Holly Morrison (Cleveland), Stephen Pentak (Columbus), Valerie Shesko (Cincinnati), Ronald Taylor (Akron), and Vlada Vukadinovic (Akron). Israeli artists participating in the exhibition are Larry Abramson (Jerusalem), Yemina Ergas-Vroman (Jerusalem), Moshe Gershuni (Tel Aviv), Yehoshua Glotman Mitzpe Abirim (Galilee), Alon Porat Klil (Western Galilee), and Ilana Zuckerman (Jerusalem).