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About Daric Gill Studios

Daric Gill - Interdisciplinary Artist Masters of Fine Arts University of Cincinnati Sculpture & Interdisciplinary Art Bachelors of Fine Arts Columbus College of Art & Design Sculpture & Painting b. 1982, USA. Nationally recognized fine artist and illustrator Daric Gill belongs to a movement in the arts that explores the development of several professional bodies of artwork by one artist. He has displayed his work across the US and has sold art on 3 continents and over 15 countries. His award winning oil paintings (The Absolutes Series) have been exhibited in such establishments as the John F. Peto Museum, NJ, the Edward Hopper House Museum, NY, and the George Billis Gallery, LA. He also has an internationally acclaimed line of illustrations called The ToeHeads that can be seen in the private collection of the Center of Science and Industry Museum, OH. In addition, his metal sculptures and portrait paintings have been exhibited along side the works of Warhol, Picasso, Calder, Lichtenstein, and the like. His interactive kinetic sculptures have been funded regionally and displayed in public parks as well as other urban spaces. Gill is a GCAC Supply Grant Award winner, juror for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival, and former adjunct professor at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

How I Built It: Spaceship Or Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture?

How I Built It: Spaceship Or Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture? New Piece To Glow At Columbus Museum of Art

by Daric Gill

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“The Circadian Machine”

The Circadian Machine” is a fully mirrored geometric pod that can sense motion, displays undulating lights and sound, tells time, and alters its actions based on each day’s sunlight cycle. In late 2019, I set off on the most ambitious challenge in my portfolio. To do this I spent the next 10 months sketching concepts, writing 50+ pages of codes, learning new CAD software, designing custom circuit boards, composing music, and blending together all the areas in my artist utility belt. As the late winter and early spring of 2020 unfolded I dug deep into my soul, hunkered down in my home, and worked from sun up to sun down on this single project. As the summer turns to autumn, I’m emerging with what I think is my finest sculpture yet. It is truly the single most challenging and accomplished work I’ve ever made–and all during a global shutdown. I’m so grateful that you’ve taken the time to land on this page. Please check out the video, browse the gallery, and share.

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New Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture Shifts Time

New Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture Shifts Time: “The Circadian Machine”

by Daric Gill

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“The Circadian Machine”

After 10+ months of engineering, coding, and building, I’m ready to debut my latest interactive robotic sculpture! “The Circadian Machine” is a fully mirrored geometric pod that can sense motion, displays undulating lights and sound, tells time, and alter its actions based on each day’s sunlight cycle. The idea started when I saw a note left in a museum during my time at an artist residency in Dresden, Germany. It said, “I wish time slowed down when I was having fun.” Although the pandemic has veered the original concept into a totally different direction, I’m exceptionally proud of the regenerated ideas and execution that came to fruition in this piece.

Through an amazing partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, it will be on display at the museum’s Greater Columbus exhibition soon. There are so many fun Easter eggs packed into this piece that they each deserve their own explanation. Let’s dive right in!

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New Painting & Letter Slated For Cuba-NYC-Ohio Exhibitions

 

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fine art painting/collage by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Pendulum”, Oil paint on cherry veneer, paper, thin ply veneer. 12″ x 9″. 8.22.20.

This piece is for a traveling exhibition to Cuba, New York City, & Ohio slated for 2021. The show, titled “Letters from Cuba, Letters from Ohio”, will showcase artists’ visual & written letters hailing from both locations. It is my pleasure to be among a group of excellent artists who have traveled to & taken part in an artist partnership with Cuba. I’m extremely proud of the friendships (both professional & personal) that this organization has been able to nurture. This piece represents a close communication with the friends I’ve made during my visits. You can see some of my inspirations in the gallery below.

Journaling in the garden of an artist’s painting & printmaking home studio.

If I’ve learned anything from my previous exhibitions in Cuba & the one-two punch of 2020’s global pandemic, it’s safe to say that the dates & locations will remain flexible until closer to the opening. When that time comes, I’ll be sure to let everyone know. The plan is to have simultaneous exhibitions in four Cuban cities in the spring of 2021, followed by a summer showing in Columbus, Ohio, before traveling to New York City in the fall. Keep an eye out for new information as it comes in!

 

Selection of my other Cuban adventures here:
New “Columbus In Cuba” Documentary Traveling To Film Festivals
–  New Painting For “Columbus In Cuba | Cuba In Columbus” Exhibition
“ConnectArt”: Preparing For 13th Havana Biennial In Mantanzas, Cuba
–  (exhibition postponed, date TBD) My Art Relationship Grows Between Cuba & the Center of Science & Industry Grows

My Art Relationship Grows Between Cuba & the Center of Science & Industry Grows

My Art Relationship Grows Between Cuba & the Center of Science & Industry

by Daric Gill

Absolute: Plumb
Absolute: Plumb: oil on panel. 12″ x 24″.

Earlier this year the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) announced an upcoming exhibit called ‘¡Cuba!’, a bilingual collaboration with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba. In conjunction with that exhibition was an invitation to a Community Art Challenge, where artists of all ages were asked to submit work that represented their family, traditions, home, and cultural similarities. I’m pleased to announce that my work, “Absolute: Plumb” will be on display at COSI’s Heritage & History art gallery starting July 15th, 2020. I have several really interesting connections between both COSI and Cuba.  Read onward to see what they are.

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