Support Local Journalism. Donate to Cleveland Scene.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Asterisk Gallery in Tremont Closing

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Dana Depew will support Cleveland art in other ways. Frank jackson will still wear this shirt.
  • Dana Depew will support Cleveland art in other ways. Frank jackson will still wear this shirt.

Artist and Asterisk Gallery proprietor Dana Depew reports that he has decided to close his gallery—a mainstay on the Tremont art walk— after a ten-year run.

“I found myself awake at three a.m. trying to hook up a bunch of TVs for a show after working all day at a chemical factory. I made the decision then,” he said.

So when is it closing for good and what can you expect from the last show?

A retrospective show of his own work — sculpture and installations made of found materials, from his peep hole viewing boxes to his outsized jellybean-shaped chandeliers—will be Asterisk’s last show. It opens with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, during the Tremont Art Walk, and closes with a final reception during the art walk the following month.

“Here I am almost forty years old, and I think it’s time to focus on my own work,” Depew says. The gallery always cost more than it took in, and he subsidized the rented space with money from the aforementioned day job. “It was never a financial payoff, but I met a lot of artists, and a lot of wonderful things happened there.”

He says he may resurface in the spring, but with a smaller space he’ll use primarily as a studio, but where he may host openings.

In the mean time he plans to clean out his basement—a “Sanford and Son” style collection of stuff he integrates into his work.

—Michael Gill

Tags: , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Scene Magazine has been keeping Cleveland informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources, especially as we all deal with the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic. Almost everything Scene is about -- our stories, our events, our advertisers -- comes down to getting together. With events on hold, and no print distribution for the foreseeable future, every little bit helps.

A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Scene. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation