The View From Here: Recent Pictures From Central Europe and the American Midwest, will be on view at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery May 22 through July 6, 2003. The exhibition includes 84 photographic works by 22 contemporary artists who live and work in Central Europe and the American Midwest. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 22, from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Curated by Catherine Evans, The View From Here explores the significance and unique role of place in shaping cultural identity. The participating artists have been materially informed by the places in which they live – the cities, towns, and villages of two different but intertwined regions of the world. The artists selected for this exhibition are masters of employing a sophisticated artistic vocabulary and presenting a unique perspective of the localities in which they live – localities that are far removed from the traditional large cultural centers of their respective continents.
Featured artists include Tom Bamberger, Andrej Bán, Andrew Borowiec, András Bozsó, Gregory Conniff, Terry Evans, Gábor Gerhes, Wing Young Huie, Zuzanna Janin, Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák, Robo Kočan, Éva Köves, Tyagan Miller, Csaba Nemes, Melissa Ann Pinney, Wojciech Prażmowski, Míla Preslová, Eric Rippert, Paul Shambroom, Stephen Szoradi, Katherine Turczan, and Krzysztof Zielinski.