Curated by Patsy Coffey Kline & Tim Lachina

FEB 28, 2020
8pm Spoken Word Performance
TRUTH will feature a spoken word performance opening night, February 28, starting at 8:00 p.m. by Raymond McNiece + tongue in groove: Kisha Foster and Chris Siebert. Each will do a poetry reading about “TRUTH” accompanied by guitar, percussion, and harmonica.
On exhibit will be a mix of visual works addressing TRUTH by Tim Lachina, Emma Anderson, Robert Banks, Preston Buchtel, Laura D’Alessandro, Kasumi, Raheleh Mohammad, Osman Muhammad, Kristen Newell, Jim Szudy, and Patsy Coffey Kline
Art Happening
MAR 27, 6-10pm
APR 17, 6-10pm
PRESS RELEASE: A new exhibition titled TRUTH by curator Patsy Coffey Kline and guest co-curator Tim Lachina opens February 28, 2020, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., at Gallery U Cleveland, A|O co-work space, 5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, OH. The exhibition will be on display until April 17, 2020 with a second Art Happening on March 27, details TBA. Information can be found on the website at
Truth is so difficult to define yet everyday we see what we believe is truth all around us. But as soon as we think we have embraced it something will throw our understanding spiraling away.
In the exhibition ‘TRUTH’, Kline and Lachina have asked Cleveland artists and poets to convey their personal narrative of the meaning of TRUTH. The theme will challenge the minds and leave a lasting impression on the viewer.

TRUTH by Tim Lachina

Tim Lachina
Curatorial Statement
True love.
Truth hurts.
You can’t handle the truth.
Truth or consequences.
Truth or dare.
Truth is magic.
Truth is beauty, beauty is truth.

Why is truth so difficult to define yet every day we see what we believe is truth all around us.
It’s difficult to define because as soon as you think you have embraced it, something will throw our understanding spiraling away.
We should really ask, what is true?
Poor truth has been pierced by so many daggers such as cultural and individual inclinations its a wonder truth survives.
As artists we must aim to discover something greater than ourselves beyond culture and personal limitations. We must look beyond ourselves. We have a unique responsibility to convey truth.
We must realize truth speaks to each of us in unique ways to make us recognize something in our lives or state of the world. As artists we must attempt to submit our insights, this is where truth will be revealed.

TRUTH by Patsy Coffey Kline

Patsy Coffey Kline
Curatorial Statement
Can truth exist without a lie?
This is a topic I have been exploring for years. Most recently in my photographic works.
I have found, as much as we would like to ignore it, the gray area between here and the truth is infinite.
Being a person of curiosity I wondered what my creative friends felt about the meaning of truth. What could I learn? What could I unlearn? How could we communicate as a community on a deeper level about truth?
One evening while enjoying a nice dinner out — mind you, it had been a very long time since I had enjoyed a night out with friends — Tim kindly accepted my invitation to co-curate an art happening focusing on the theme of truth.
It is a great honor to be working with Tim and each of the artists willing to share their truth.
See U soon Cleveland.
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