Constant as The Sun

June 2, 2017September 17, 2017

Constant as The Sun is the third in MOCA’s series of regional biennial exhibitions. The title references a line in a poem by Peter Davies titled "Allison," written following the shooting of four college students during protests at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Constant as The Sun presents newly commissioned and existing works that explore the power and provocation of socially-conscious art and its relevance to the urgent issues we face here and beyond. Bringing together artists from Northeast Ohio and the surrounding area including Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Columbus, the work in the exhibition demonstrates the diverse, often collaborative approaches to portraying, building, and connecting communities. 

Artists on view: 

Acerbic (Donald Black Jr., Ali McClain, and Gabriel Gonzalez), Matt Eich, Tyree Guyton, Institute For New Feeling (Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt, and Nina Sarnelle), Liz Maugans, Danielle Julian-Norton, Kate Sopko & Angela Beallor, Darius Steward, Transformazium (Dana Bishop-Root, Leslie Stem, and Ruthie Stringer), and Corine Vermeulen. 

All 2017 exhibitions are funded by Leadership Circle gifts from an anonymous donor, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Michelle Shan-Jeschelnig and Richard Jeschelnig, Donna and Stewart Kohl, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller.
All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, theGeorge Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.