The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present Visual Dialogues from January 29 – April 12, 2009. Curated by Nicholas Hill, this exhibition represents the artwork produced during exchanges between 11 German and Ohio artists who shared the distinctive experience of participating in printmaking residencies at Zygote Press in Cleveland and Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany. The Ohio Arts Council hosted the German artists in Cleveland and the City of Dresden sponsored the Ohio artists in Dresden. Past exhibitions at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery have presented a broad overview of the many artists who have received these printmaking residencies. Visual Dialogues focuses on a smaller group of the artists and allows each artist to present works that explore serial imagery or concepts.
Featured artists include Larry Winston Collins (Oxford), Angela Hampel (Dresden), Jean Kirsten (Dresden), Volker Leinkeit (Dresden), Jana Morgenstern (Dresden), Claudio Orso-Giacone (Oberlin), Detlef Schweiger (Dresden), Wendy Collin Sorin (Cleveland Heights), Susan Squires (Cleveland Heights), Joan Tallan (Reynoldsburg), and Barbel Voigt (Dresden).