Outside New York: The State of Ohio
Organized by Allan Schwartzman
“This exhibition attempts to present the diversity and durability of art being made in Ohio, by artists who live there because they want to. Included are several artists from each of the state’s major centers - Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton. As this selection shows, art being made in Ohio has little ‘regional’ character, at least when compared to Chicago or Texas. There’s no perceptible unifying sensibility or tradition to which a given community adheres. Much of Ohio’s art is energized, informed, exciting, vital. A great deal of the activity - at least in Akron, Columbus, and Dayton - is centered around universities: faculties, students, dropouts, and opponents.”
-Allan Schwartzman, Outside New York catalogue.