by Brad Ford
As part of Erie’s Downtown Revitalization art installations, artworks, and interactive art displays should accompany the renewal of commercial office space. The Radius Gallery exemplifies this mission.
As the Radius Gallery continues to enliven the Renaissance building by increasing foot traffic, highlighting local artistic talent, and increasing the general visibility of the arts in our community, it is also important to encourage more property owners to patronize local artists for their storefront art.
The Radius Gallery seeks to spark a broader conversation about art. What is art? How can art lead to a vibrant Downtown renewal?
Radius Gallery’s last show highlighted Roman Glass and his business No Dress Code Studios located in the Renaissance Building. His inspired textile designs were featured at the Radius Gallery on May 20th to June 20th and included on the Erie Art Museum’s Gallery Night.
Glass’ show consists of the actual screens Glass uses to create his textile works of art. His products were also on display. Roman Glass is an artist who works in the art of serigraph. By examining ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, Glass makes work that deals with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. His work tries to express this with the help of color and shape, not by telling a story or creating a metaphor.