Brownhoist Gallery is dedicated to showcasing local artisans, emphasizing architectural history and industrial archaeology. Artists are encouraged to contact the gallery with show proposals.
In the Brownhoist Gallery's inaugural exhibtion, "The Form of Cleveland," Sculptor Timothy Riffle and photographer Jerry Mann exhibited artifacts they saved from the shuttered Elwell Parker Electric Company. Dozens of colorful, industrial patterns were displayed salon-style, with the largest pieces on the floor. Other elements of EPECo's early 20th century factory were included, such as files of hand-drawn assembly guides, an inventory log, pattern blueprints and other ephemera. Complimenting the exhibit were Riffle's relief carvings of gears and Mann's photographs of the patterns and the factory, helping celebrate the industrial archaeology of Cleveland. Not to be missed was the artists' statement which surreptitiously resided in a typewriter.
The Brownhoist Gallery is located at the historic Brownhoist Building in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood of Cleveland. Find "Brownhoist Gallery" on Facebook, or use the Facebook link at the bottom of this page.