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Cut From The Same Cloth: Opening Reception

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Cleveland, OH 44113

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On Oct.16, join Kaiser Gallery for the opening reception of Cut From the Same Cloth, featuring the works of Ewuresi Archer & Crystal Miller.

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Join Kaiser Gallery for the Opening Reception of Cut From The Same Cloth on October 16, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

Cut From the Same Cloth features the mixed media works of Ewuresi Archer and Crystal Miller. The vibrant works in this series draw directly from the artists' African American and African cultures, offering a dialect and a conversation between the two experiences.

"We come from two different backgrounds and are of the same race. There are a lot of differences and similarities between us as humans but also between our cultures. As a result, the work depicts our hopefulness and pride in our cultures. Rooted in cultural experiences, the hair salon, music, and home life, these experiences bring us together. While this may not be the lifestyle for every black person, we hope, in some way, a connection can be made.

The paintings depict physical spaces that we have been in and or are a place we call home. The textures, patterns, and gem-like motifs represent the continuous black lifestyle. The color combination is used to represent black skin but also celebrate black lives and transform these spaces and demonstrate an experience.

Overall the series invites the viewer to reflect on these spaces, and look into our lives, and appreciate our culture for what it is."

This exhibition is brought to you in partnership with The Cleveland Institute of Art: Creativity Works Program.

About The Artists:

Ewuresi Archer is an artist currently living and working in Cleveland Ohio. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her paintings utilize fluorescent colors and distorted shapes to create unnatural environments. In using distorted shapes and colors, she creates spaces that have viewers questioning and wondering about the nature of reality, and how it is constantly slipping through our fingers.

Crystal Miller is an interdisciplinary mixed media artist currently living and working in Cleveland, Ohio. She has an Associates in Graphic Design and is on her way to get a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Painting, Sculpture, and Expanded Media at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Her paintings and sculptures explore the ideas and concepts of beauty through unconventional materials such as beads, yarn, rhinestones, and foam. Her main focus is to create an individualized aesthetic that represents her blackness and personal experiences with hair.

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