About the Work
Corner Light the third iteration of the Landform public art series is a new installation created by artists collective Cleveland SGS in Cleveland’s Public Square. Landform is a series of projects of varying scale and medium developed by a diverse group of local, regional, and international artists, and is made possible through a generous grant from the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation.
Cleveland SGS was inspired by the way that neighborhoods define the character of a city. The triumph and tragedy experienced by its residents give meaning to the nondescript buildings that populate the skyline. Day in day out, neighborhood life generates stories, many of which are forgotten, others living on to form a narrative unique only to us. Whether a story emanates from a living room, corner store, playground, or intersection there is always a visual language that holds it together. The collection of symbols and signs before you uses a vocabulary best understood by those who have contributed to the story of Cleveland. Corner Light is a monument to what gives us character, the neighborhoods that emanate from our city’s center.
Corner Light was created by Cleveland SGS, a collaborative of artists based in Cleveland, Ohio. For over a decade Cleveland SGS has investigated the hidden meaning behind the commercial narrative of their hometown. From pawnshops to carryout, hair care to daycare, back alleys to bar stools, SGS chronicles their discoveries in paint, pixels, motion, and sound.