Gray's Auctioneers and Appraisers Fine Art,
Antiques, and Decorative Arts. The prizes of Gray's next auction are small works by masters of Modern art: Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Joan Miro, Kathe Kollwitz, and Hans Erni. Daily previews will be held at 10717 Detroit Ave., January 23 through 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday January 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A preview party will be held Friday January 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The auction will be held January 30 at 11 a.m. For more information, call 216-458-7695 or go to graysauctioneers.com.
You Are Here. Nine graphic designers around the world create information-dense pieces exploring how globalization has and has not changed the way their world works. Last night Friday January 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 1300 West 78th St. Call 614-378-9877 or go to forumartspace.com.
Galleries at Cleveland State University
Animatopoeia: A Most Peculiar (Post Modern) Bestiary. Strange and disturbing animals dreamed up by 19 internationally renowned artists teach things neither man nor beast can. Dante Rodriguez: New Works. Emerging Cleveland artist Dante Rodriguez displays graphic and conceptual works. Opening receptions will be held Friday January 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. Both shows run through March 2 at 1307 Euclid Ave. Call 216-687-2103 or go to csuohio.edu/artgallery/.
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
Adrienne French, Solo Exhibition. Adrienne French displays photographs of urban landscapes, and is especially drawn to artifacts which, at the time of their construction, promised lasting prosperity or urban renewal, but whose have since been weathered and taken on new meanings for those who interact with them daily. An opening reception will be held Friday January 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. Through March 9 at 1305 West 80th Street. Call 216-631-6719 or go to kennethpaullesko.com.
Miller Schneider Gallery
Megan Dietz. For the Miller Schneider Gallery's inaugural exhibition, Cincinnati-based tattoo artist Megan Dietz brings her art to the gallery in a series of ilk ink-on-paper drawings which both display and expand upon her usual craft. An opening reception will be held Saturday January 19 starting at 7 p.m. Through March 9 at 16008 Waterloo Rd. For more information, search for Miller Schneider Gallery on Facebook, or email [email protected].
The Sculpture Center.
The Swelling Horizon. Justin Farris Braun uses drawing, photography, sculpture and installation to contrast the frailty of human efforts against the grandeur of nature. Inflatable Wonderland Labyrinth of Joy. Jimmy Kuehnle elevates the bouncy castle to a pleasure palace in this elevation of the inflatable into fine art. Opening receptions will be held Friday January 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Both shows run through February 23 at 1834 West 123rd St. Call 216-229-6527 or go to sculpturecenter.org.
The Brandt Gallery
New Works by David Novak. David Novak uses digital cameras to look back on analogue photography and reflect on how shadow has been treated in different eras of photography. Though February 16 at 1028 Kenilworth Ave. For more information, call 216-621-1610 or go to brandtgallery.org.
Cleveland Print Room
Welcome to Hard Times: Large Format Pinhole Photographs by Vaughn Wascovich. Wascovich's photographs of East Texas haunt the viewer for both their ghostly composition and their subject matter, the struggles of rural lives in a time of uncertain transitions. Through February 24 at 2550 Superior Ave. For more information, call 216-401-5981 or go to clevelandprintroom.com.