Writer Steven Litt surveys the artist's first solo museum show.
Writer Steven Litt surveys the artist\'s first solo museum show.
January 16

Michelle Grabner’s MOCA Cleveland Show Is “All-Around Terrific”

On January 10 Steven Litt of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed I Work From Home at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the first major solo museum exhibition of work by SAIC professor and 2014 Whitney Biennial co-curator Michelle Grabner (Painting and Drawing). Organized by the museum's chief curator David Norr, the show features drawings, constructions, paper weavings, videos, and installations, including a re-creation of Grabner’s Oak Park artist-project space The Suburban. Grabner’s show “places MOCA out front,” argues Litt. “It provides timely access to a major talent in a way that puts Cleveland in the middle of a national artistic conversation. That’s the job MOCA ought to be doing, and the Grabner exhibition ought to be a template.” The show “is pitch-perfect in terms of content, quality and timeliness,” adds Litt. “It erases the distance between Northeast Ohio and the global art world. It’s provocative, fun, accessible at numerous levels and just all-around terrific.”