The Suburban


Karl Haendel, Michael Smith, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Programmed by Michelle Grabner

November 1, 2013February 16, 2014
Michelle Grabner’s survey exhibition, I Work From Home, features a replica of The Suburban, an artist project space Grabner and Brad Killam founded in 1998 in their backyard. Converted from an 8 x 8 foot storage shed and positioned in the suburbs—typically thought of as peaceful and humdrum—The Suburban offers an alternative platform for contemporary art outside of the typical hierarchies.
 
Through a commitment to challenging artists and work, The Suburban (which now includes an extension in their garage) has built up an impressive exhibition history and gained an international reputation. Over the years, it has hosted the work of over 200 artists, both emerging and established. Openings are held on Sunday afternoons and draw a good crowd of students, artists, and supporters, who converse, relax, and snack on homemade cookies and cold beers.
 
MOCA Cleveland’s full-scale replica of The Suburban will feature a series of installations programmed by Grabner. During the openings, Museum admission will be free from 2–5pm.
 
November 1 – November 26
Karl Haendel
Opening on FRIDAY, NOV 1 / 7–10pm
 
December 1 – December 31
Michael Smith
Opening on SUNDAY, DEC 1 / 2–4pm
 
January 5 – January 22
Amanda Ross-Ho
Opening on SUNDAY, JAN 5 / 2–4pm
 
January 26 – February 16
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Opening on SUNDAY, JAN 26 / 2–4pm