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19 07 2014


Breakneck Gallery Presents: Cousins

21 06 2014

cousins flyer

22 05 2014

Bike show flyer

Breakneck Gallery Presents
Spokes and Strokes:
A Collection of Cleveland Bike Art
Opening & Artist Reception: June 14th From 6pm to 10pm
Show runs from June 14th through July 5th
17020 Madison Ave. Lakewood, Ohio 44107

As the seasons cycle from spring into summer it got us at Breakneck thinking about another type of cycling.  Spokes and Strokes: A Collection of Cleveland Bike Art is a show of artwork by cleveland area artists about, involving, or incorporating bicycles and their parts.  Whether it is beauty found in the gears and spokes or the view while riding, it is a show sure to interest even the most novice cyclist and hopefully inspire them to get out on their bikes and enjoy the art all around them.  Those who ride their bikes to the show will also receive a special freebie while supplies last.
Opening reception Saturday June 14th from 6-10pm.
Can’t make it to the opening? Show runs till July 5th.
21+ After party at the Spitfire Saloon 1539 W.117th St.

For more information about Breakneck Gallery please go to http://www. or contact Kristen Burns at or call 216-767-5610

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Friday 4pm-7pm
Saturday 2pm-8pm
all other times by appointment or luck

“Where’s My Jetpack? 3″

26 04 2014


Breakneck Gallery Presents
“Where’s My Jetpack? 3″
An artistic exploration of science fiction themes
May 3rd

17020 Madison Ave. Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Opening & Artist Reception: May 3rd From 6pm to 10pm
Show runs from May 3rd through may 31st

We here at Breakneck Gallery love science fiction. So much so that Saturday, May 3rd we will be presenting our third Science fiction themed art show “Where’s my Jetpack? 3. In the past “Where’s My Jetpack?” has focused on nostalgia for the sci-fi of the 60′s and 70′s, This year however, we have opened it up to more contemporary and pop culture imagery including Doctor Who, The Gremlins, and Star Wars. Please join us in exploring and celebrating the work of local artist who have been inspired Sci-fi and Sci-fi culture.

Refreshments for “Where’s My Jetpack? 3″ will be provided by
Cleveland ConCoction
2014 Convention:
May 30th – June 1st, 2014

An opening reception will be held Saturday  May 3rd from 6pm-10pm. There will be food, drinks, fun, and of course ART!

Can’t make it to the opening? Show runs till May 31st.

Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday 4-8pm
Thursday 4-8pm
Friday: 4-9pm
Saturday 2-9pm
other times by appointment

Presentation Dating!

22 04 2014

 Presentation Dating! (Led by Rahul Saggar)
Rahul Saggar is no stranger to failure, especially in dating.  Revealing his numerous rejections has led to “Presentation Dating!“, a method to find a date for people who have trouble exposing themselves and all their beautiful date-ability in normal life.  For example: imagine a cozy gallery, where half the guests get up “onstage” for a few minutes each to “present” themselves to the room as a single person trying to find someone to date… and then prepare to fall in love (or lust) with the crazy variety and funny honesty / dishonesty of presentations, in this on-going Brooklyn NY born experiment in mating rituals .   Powerpoint, interpretive dance, guitar solos, stand-up, an African-safari seminar, and all sorts of other indescribable presentations have happened. The only rules are you should be single to present (anyone can attend), and you must go under ten minutes.   As a Cleveland native, Rahul wants to bring this back to his motherland since NY has trouble appreciating his wholesome Midwestern values.  Humbly present yourself along him at Breakneck Gallery Saturday April 26th from 7-9pm and expand your world or just observe a fertile dating meadow. There’ll be some beer and wine to destroy your awful inhibitions. It’s comfy and casual and strange. Come present or just cheer on the weirdos!

It’s Free!!
Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio

Email for RSVP

OH, Captain!

27 03 2014

At Breakneck Gallery we love Captain America. We Love Cleveland. We love that the last Captain America movie was filmed in Cleveland. Above all these things we love art. It was only natural for us to come to the conclusion of hosting a Captain America themed art show. OH, Captain! opens Saturday April 5th(conveniently Winter Soldier’s opening weekend) featuring works from over 20 local artists including: CHOD, Bob Peck, Eric Kaplan, Sean Burns, R!ch, Jim Giar, Jon Allen, Gary and Laura Dumm, and so many more. In addition to all the works inside, The Rustbelt Monster Collective will be doing a live mural painting outside the gallery that will be added to the collection upon completion. The action doesn’t stop there. Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop is sponsoring a raffle of awesome Captain America related Prizes! As if that wasn’t enough, because it is one of his favorites and a story he would like to share with Cleveland, John (of CnJ’s) has also decided to hand out a free hardcover copy of “Captain America- The New Deal” to the first 100 people to show up to the opening!

There will be an opening reception Saturday April 5th from 6pm-10pm with food, drinks (also sponsored by CnJ’s),fun, photo ops, and as always ART! Show runs till April 26th.

There will be a 21+ after party held at the Spitfire Saloon 1539 W.117th St. With live music from Suicide Ghouls / Dead Federation / The Drexels

Oh Captain Flyer

Vote for us!

22 03 2014

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6 03 2014

ATC 2_Big flyer

Opening reception Saturday March 15th from 6pm-10pm with food, drinks,fun, and as always ART!

FEATURING: cards from Angela Oster, CHOD, Jeff Hulligan, Sean Burns, and 30+ other artists!

ALSO FEATURING: a performance art act called “Tell Me Your Problems” by Ant Petti

Show runs from March 15th through March 29th

There will be a 21+ after party held at the Spitfire Saloon 1539 W.117th St.

The Artist Trading Card (ATC) movement developed out of the mail art movement with its origins traced to Swiss artist M. Vanci Stirnemann in 1996.The tiny art trend has been growing ever since. Using paint, pencil, ink, collage, metal, or other media, artists create miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards (2.5 by 3.5 inches).

We at Breakneck gallery again asked as many local artists as we could to make as many small pieces of art as they could, so we could build a second collection (Last year there were more than 300 pieces!). While usually these cards are swapped or traded among artists, we feel that these Art Card Editions and Originals (ACEOs) are great way for people to collect multiple, affordable original pieces from their favorite local artists, literally putting art in the palm of their hands. On March 15th, first time collectors to long time art connoisseurs will surely walk away with something to show.

Bibliophilia: A Show for Art and Book Lovers Alike Saturday February 15th

7 02 2014

Despite what it looks like, a bibliophile is not someone who does dirty things with the pages of his/her favorite novel.  No; these are people who love the smell, touch, sound and look of an old-fashioned novel. We at Breakneck decided to take our own Bibliophilia and combine it with our main squeeze, art, and see what happens.  All the artwork featured in this showcase has been made on or out of books by some of our favorite local artists. Come join us for the opening reception and fall in love the written word in a whole new way Saturday February 15th from 6pm-10pm. Show runs through March 8th.

As always food and drinks(of the alcoholic and non alcoholic persuasion) will be served at the event.
There will be a 21+ after party held at the Spitfire Saloon 1539 W.117th St. (check them out at Flyer

Doomfellaz Launch Party/Holiday Pop-up Shop at Breakneck!

16 12 2013


Local Designer Toy and Fashion Brand Host Launch Party / Holiday Pop-up Store In Lakewood Gallery

Local Cleveland artists Ben Howard, Rick Sans, and Sergio Andujar II have developed a new brand to produce designer toys and clothing. They spent the majority of the last few years creating various art and customizing designer toys, so they decided to collaborate to create something bigger together. All three have spent time in Japan, so Asian themes and pop art play a significant part in their influences. Other influences derive from local culture, cartoons, comic books, street art, video games and pop culture.

The launch party is not just a celebration of the release of their first figure, but also a showcase of the trio’s various art available for sale.  The pop-up store will feature over 1000 pieces of work made by the trio that will be available for purchase, just in time for the holidays. The products will range from t-shirts, canvas art, designer toys, art on vinyl records, screen prints and art on upcycled found objects. The price range for their art is typically $10-$50, with some larger pieces being an exception can go upwards of $400. “We try to keep our art affordable. Not everyone has a budget that has room for purchasing art or collecting designer toys, and we want to give folks a chance to get something cool for themselves or great gift for someone else” says Sans.  Music will be provided by live DJ sets from Cleveland’s own EDM (Electronic Dance Music) label 4NPLCY. Giveaways and raffles are also planned for the event.

The first figure they are producing called “Warilla” is a hybrid of a gorilla and a werewolf. It was designed to be a blank DIY figure, with smooth features to serve as a platform figure for other artists to customize their own designs.

For further information about Doomfellaz, their work, or the artists please visit their website or email

Launch Party is Friday December 20th 6pm-10pm, Pop-up Shop runs through the 21st.


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