Damián Ortega’s lively sculpture, “Controller of the Universe” is one of the most talked about works this summer at the Cleveland Museum of Art and can be found hanging in the Glass Box gallery in the East Wing. Ortega is known for a wide array of sculptures, installations, videos, photographs and actions inspired by a wide range of mundane objects, from golf balls and pick-axes to bricks, rubbish bins and even tortillas. Ortega is interested in the succession of things and situations as they generate something resembling a large organism of communication. For him the importance of a collection of objects lies in the ideas they generate. An exhibit of his work, “Apestraction”, is featured this year at the Freud Museum in London. Books are available in the Fine Arts Department that feature Ortega’s work and that of other Latino artists.