The Get Up, #2
The Get Up, #2
Watercolor on Yupo paper, 2019
Signed with the artist’s initials lower right
Series: The Get Up (4 watercolors)
Exhibited: Occupying A Space, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana, January 18-March 3, 2019
Archival framing with OP3 Acrylic, 31 x 25 inches
Darius Steward is establishing himself as a master of the medium of watercolor and large public murals. In 2018, Steward created two large public murals, “Breaker of Chains”, a 200’ by 6’ in height mural for the Midtown Cleveland/Cleveland State University and “Support” on Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. A new mural “Waiting Room” has been finished at SUMMA Health Care Tower, Akron, Ohio.
Stewards works are in the permanent collection of Minneapolis Institute of Art, Davis Art Museum at Wellesley College, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art (Richmond), Eskenazi Museum of Art (Indiana University), Stanley Museum of Art (University of Iowa),Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute), University of Delaware Museum, Akron Art Museum, Canton Museum of Art, Art NEO, CARTA, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Summa Health Art Collection, Metro Health Hospital Collection, the Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland, Art Collection, Rocket Loans Arena (Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA) and most recently the Thrivent Collection of Religious Art.
Steward is the recipient of the The 2018 Emerging Artist Award of the Cleveland Arts Prize.
A painting by Steward was chosen by Michele Grabner, Curator for the juried Front International Triennial, “The Great Lakes Research”, Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery, July 21st - August 4th, 2018