Growing Pains features artwork by Ohio artists working in a wide range of media and exploring the many experiences in life's journey-from family dynamics to that place we call home.
"There is no guidebook, no way to plan, and no absolute path. Childhood, adolescence, career, marriage, children, aging-it's anyone's guess what is the best way to navigate these universals," said curator Bellamy Printz. "In this exhibition, we explore the voyage from infancy onward: growing up, parenting, and growing old. The viewer is invited to dig below the surface, to remember, or consider a different time, different life choices."
As the experiences that frame us are varied so are the ways in which artists can explore these themes. Growing Pains includes sculpture, ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed-media and installation works.
Curated by Bellamy Printz, Growing Pains includes work by the following artists: Michael Arrigo (Toledo), Benjy Davies (Albany), Marcella Hackbardt (Mount Vernon), Brooke Inman (Cleveland), Liz Maugans (Bay Village), Bridget Murphy Milligan (West Salem), Robert "Boomer" Moore (New Marshfield), Migiwa Orimo (Yellow Springs), Nathaniel Parsons (Cleveland Heights), Christina Pereyma (Troy), Eliana Saari (Gahanna), Lynn Whitney (Waterville), Paige Williams (Cincinnati) and Janis Mars Wunderlich (Columbus).