2016 Was a Busy Year

Andy Rock Fine Art Services was involved in 2 of the Top 10 exhibitions in NEO that Steven Lttt wrote about on January 1st 2017 in the Plain Dealer.

  1. 1.We stored the entire Mark Mothersbaugh show “Myopia” that was displayed at the Akron Art Museum and MOCA Cleveland.

  2. 2.We assisted the globally recognized artist Fred Wilson in his impressive 2 gallery show at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin. It was a huge installation and Keith and I worked with Fred and the Pace people along with the museum staff on a great new show at AMAM in August.

Other notable highlights:

Design and Installation of 2 new “Stephanie Tubbs Jones Lives on in the Community” exhibit at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

Installation of Lauren Herzak Bauman’s new 18 - large Ceramic Wheels that meet and greet the new patients and staff at the MetroHealth System Brecksville Center

Installation assistance with the huge Viola Frey ceramic sculpture that was re-installed in the gallery after a long restoration project. One of the centerpiece masterpieces that grace the Akron Art Museum’s permanent collection.

We finalized the design and installation of 100 pieces of art for the Ohio Arts Council. This was a long term project to try and beautify the walkway between the Capital Building and the Riffe Center in Columbus. It was a very thoughtful project spearheaded by Ken Emerick and Kathy Signorino

We completed 2 - huge, very complex projects for Sotheby’s International.

The first was “folding” an 11 foot by 11 foot Frank Stella painting that went to auction and sold for 6 million dollars. It was hanging almost 20 feet off the floor in the lobby of an office building in downtown Cleveland. Our crew had to bring the painting down safely and take the stretcher apart then carefully drape it around a padded 12 inch / 14 foot tube for transport to NYC. We worked with Heather Galloway, a local paintings conservator and good friend.

The second project was a real challenge. Keith headed up a crew that had to pack, crate and assist the Norris Brothers in rigging a large outdoor sculpture and then rigging the crate itself to get it inside a truck for transport. The crate was 11 feet long by 5 feet wide and 3 feet tall. All this transpired in a blizzard in February at a private residence in Moreland Hills.

Our commitment to local museums has been the backbone of our services. We Installed, de-installed and stored at our new storage facility,  2 - major shows for the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage this year. “Operation Finale” and “This Light of Ours”

We have been doing almost all of the installation exhibits at the Massillon Museum of Art for 9 years now.

This year we put up “Masters of American Photography” , “Echo” and “Readapt”

When we find the time, we work out of town on installations for 3rd party companies.

Some of the cities we worked our magic in this past year….

San Antonio, Los Angeles, Greensboro, Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Jersey City NJ,  Cape Town South Africa, Paris France and of course our favorite Art-Basel in Miami Beach!!!