Survival Kit Gallery
Character Split. Local artist Tyler Zeleny uses images of human-animal hybrids (left) to craft a modern myth dramatizing and condemning consumer culture. Austin, Texas-based Clark Curtis' elaborately detailed prints look like illustrations from unpublishable children's books. The exhibition continues through August 17 at 1305 West 80th St., Suite 303. Call 216-533-4885 or go to survivalkitgallery.com
1point618 Gallery: Recent Works. Painter of simulacra Royden Watson painstakingly reproduces surfaces like wallpaper and plywood that are indistinguishable from the real thing at all but the closest inspection. His recreation of the materials we take for granted all around us are meant to make us newly aware of our place in the economy and environment. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 22 starting at 7 p.m. Through July 22 at 6421 Detroit Ave. Call 216-281-1618 or go to 1point618gallery.com.
Breakneck Gallery: Art Deck-O Show. Eric Kaplan, CHOD, Sean Burns, Rich Cihlar, Jeff Hulligan and other luminaries of Cleveland's pop-pirate culture turn skateboards into canvases in a tribute to the boarding lifestyle. Through July 6 at 17020 Madison Ave. Lakewood. Call 216-767-5610 or go to breakneckgallery.com.
Cain Park: Varied Uses of Color. Jeff Coryell's still lifes and nature scenes assert themselves with photographic realism. Painter James Ruby's portraits of human and nonhuman animals use tight close-ups to impress the bigness of his subject's momentary emotion. Mary Ann Sedivy's pastel-colored oil landscapes play with color to underline light, shadow, and sentimental response to nature. Through July 15 at Cain Park, off of Lee Rd. in Cleveland Heights. Go to cainpark.com.
Harris Stanton Gallery: 25th Anniversary Exhibition. In honor their quarter century of business, the gallery features works by 25 top artists encompassing a variety of media. The lineup includes painter of flora and cubistic forms P.J. Rogers, and Barbara Gillette, who infuses figurative scenes, abstracts, and silk with sensual energy. Through July 7 at 2301 West Market St., Akron. Call 330-867-7600 or go to harrisstantongallery.com.
Convivium 33 Gallery: In Memorium. A retrospective of works by the late Scott Miller (1955-2008), one of the most prominent Cleveland painters of the last half century, hosts its final weekend. Miller's scenes invoked the surrealism of dreams but the vibrancy of waking life. Through Sunday, June 24 at 1433 East 33rd St. Call 216-881-7828 or go to josaphatartshall.com/gallery/.
Log Cabin Gallery: Nature's Way. Over 20 artists in media as diverse as painting, pottery, rug-weaving, printmaking, and origami contribute to this celebration of summertime. The show opens Friday, June 22, with an artists' reception on July 6 featuring a performance by area country musician Greg Workman from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Through July 29 at 1671 Main St., Peninsula. Call 330-657-2670 or go to thelogcabingallery.com.
Lois Becker Jewelry: Summer Show. Lois Becker, a local craftswoman whose art has been sold by Saks and Neiman Marcus offers hundreds of unique, handmade bracelets, pins, necklaces, and other bejeweled items. Shoppers who bring a friend receive a 10 percent discount. From Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24 at 2951 Drummond Rd., Shaker Heights. Call 216-921-3083 or go to loisbeckerjewelry.com.
Tregoning and Company: Red Hot. Works by the first generation abstract expressionist James Johnson (1925-1963) divide themselves into blocks of stark color, creating ambiguous but perturbed images. This exhibit marks the 30th year of Tregoning's operation. Through August 31 at 1300 West 78 St. Call 216-281-8626 or go to tregoningandco.com.
William Busta Gallery: Superposition. Barbara Polster's sculpture and video installations abstractly represent a moment of motion frozen in time, challenging the viewer to wonder where the depicted subject is going, from whence it came, and what the driving force may be. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. Through July 31 at 2731 Prospect Ave. Call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com for more information.