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Best Show at an Alternative Gallery 

Jake Kelly, StephEDK & Ian P.E. at Low Life Gallery

Better known for his hundreds (maybe thousands) of often brilliant illustrations and flyers immortalizing the many weird dimensions of the local music scene in black marker on paper, prolific artist Jake Kelly has lately displayed some remarkable works on glass, made using only smoke (we didn't ask what kind). Kelly's hallucinatory images of catastrophe, mayhem and horror emerge as he blows a lungful past the tip of his brush, deftly shaping the elusive medium. Nuked cities and vampires were among the subject matter explored at two recent showings at Kelly's studio in the Left Bank Building in Ohio City. He was in the company of talented artists StepheDK and Ian P.E. at a place we'd also like to applaud as Best New Alternative Gallery: Collinwood's Low Life Gallery. (16001 Waterloo Rd., 216.486.2202,

Douglas Max Utter

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