MassMu’s Studio M to Host Ish Ishmael Reception
The Massillon Museum will host a free public reception for photographer Ish Ishmael in Studio M on Saturday November 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Her exhibition, Manifestations of the Dystopian Reverie, will continue through November 12 in Studio M. A MassMusings podcast has been posted on the Museum website and Spotify.
Born in 1982 and raised in the Midwest Rust Belt, Ish Ishmael is a documentary-style photographer, an installation artist, and a vagabond. Infatuated with exploring the diverse approaches that humans take in late-stage capitalism, Ishmael traverses the arteries of the USA in her Toyota minivan, seeking disparate threads of commonality through the collective American dream. Ishmael weaves together conflating experiences between the lines of her vastly constructed boundaries. She holds a BFA from Seattle University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Additional galleries will be open during the reception: A Way to Win: Paul Brown’s Innovations, the Paul Brown/Massillon Tigers Football History Timeline, Precarious Legacies: Exposures of a Fleeting Landscape, Artwork by Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon, the Immel Circus, the Local History Gallery, Innovators of Massillon, Ethiopian Expedition of 1903, First Peoples of North America, and the Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery.
The Massillon Museum appreciates operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark, marketing support from Visit Canton, and the support of the citizens of Massillon. This exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director • 330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator • 330-844-1525
American Paradox, Giclée print, 2021