Wall Eye Gallery's final exhibition:
No Place Like Home
Playing House, Wall Eye Gallery's final exhibition, is a reflection on play, childhood, and family home life. "Maybe we were 'playing gallery' the whole time," jokes Linda Ayala, one of Wall Eye's eight partners. But it's hard to see where there was much time for playfulness. In two years, Wall Eye's partners put on 26 shows — more than twice as many as most galleries. Despite that 24-month bustle, Ayala made time for her own art. Here, she exhibits a series of photographs in which bees — in meticulous, tiny sets — are faced with the household dramas of late guests, spoiled milk, and stacks of dishes (as in "Overwhelming Task," above). Those works are displayed alongside those of three other contributing artists: Sharon Dorsey, Stephanie Lipscomb, and Stephanie Rond. The exhibition encapsulates Wall Eye's distinguishing eclecticism, which put the classical alongside the poppy without diminishing the former or dulling the latter. The exhibition is open by appointment through Oct. 14 at 5304 Detroit Ave. For more information, call 216-640-7769 or go to walleyegallery.com. — Joseph Clark
Baldwin Wallace College's Fawick Gallery: Between the Lines. Drew King's paintings depict abstract objects that abide by many recognizable laws of space ... when they feel like it. The show will run from October 10 through November 4 at 95 E. Bagley Rd., Berea. An opening reception will be held Oct. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 440-826-2152 or go to bw.edu/academics/art/news/.
Breakneck Gallery: Cinematic Redux 2 starts the Halloween season off early with locally and nationally recognized artists' reinterpretations of horror movie posters. An opening reception will be held Oct. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 17020 Madison Ave., Lakewood. Go to breakneckgallery.com.
Heights Arts: Found Contacts. This photography exhibit displays the fruits of tireless eBay searches for old-fashioned contact sheets, those disappearing relics of analog photography. Through Oct. 22 at 2175 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts. Call 216-371-3457 or go to heightsarts.org.
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery: Cinema 02. Eighteen artists from four different countries working in media as diverse as painting, photography, and even video give tribute to the culture and imagery of movies. Through Nov. 4 at 1305 W. 80th St.; call 216-631-6719 or go to kennethpaullesko.com.
MOCA: Sculpture. Nationally recognized artist Ursula von Rydingsvard exhibitsmonumental-scale wooden sculpture emulating organic forms, but remaining elusive to singular interpretations. Includes one never-before-exhibited sculpture, "Halo with Straight Line." Through March 31. Also: The Cuba Project. Hanging art, sculpture, and found-art installations by four Cuban artists speak to a proud heritage. Through Dec. 21 at 8501 Carnegie Ave. Learn more by calling 216-421-8671 or go to mocacleveland.org.
Peninsula Art Academy: Plein Aire. Works by local artists celebrate the wonder and beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley. Oct. 8 through Nov. 19. An artists' reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 at 1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula. For more info, call 330-657-2248 or visit peninsulaartacademy.com.
River Gallery Arts: Cleveland Institute of Art board members display works ranging from classical jewelry to paintings of architectural landscapes. Through Oct. 15 at 19046 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River; call 440-331-8406 or go to rivergalleryarts.com.
The Sculpture Center: After the Pedestal. Smaller pieces from the last three years of MFA graduates are framed by the looming prospect of depletion of natural resources; the works' diminutive scale reaffirms the possibility of creating beauty while living within our means. Through Oct. 22 at 1834 E. 123rd St. Call 216-229-6527 or go to sculpturecenter.org for more information.
Tregoning & Co.: Spiritus. Elisabeth Sunday uses mirrored photography of African subjects to replicate and explore mythic archetypes. Through Oct. 31 at 1300 W. 78th St. Call 216-281-8626 or go to tregoningandco.com.
Zygote Press: Give Us a Fence and Some Room to Run. Painter Dana Oldfather explores printmaking and silkscreening as part of her artist-in-residence role at Zygote. Through Oct. 23 at 1410 East 30th St. Call 216-621-2900 or go to zygotepress.com.