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Schumacher Gallery, The Absolutes Exhibition by Daric Gill

Walk-through of New Solo Show At Schumacher Gallery Museum

Walk-through of “The Absolutes” Solo Show At Schumacher Gallery Museum

by Daric Gill

Schumacher Gallery, The Absolutes Exhibition by Daric Gill
Schumacher Gallery decal and small sculpture arrangement

A few days ago, The Absolutes opened at the Schumacher Gallery among giants like Warhol, Chagall, Nevelson, Picasso, and Calder. Also debuting with The Absolutes are 5 new sculptures made from small found objects used in my paintings; arranged much like how they’d exist during an in-studio painting session. Rich with symbols, each artwork feeds off the others in the exhibition. Now they reach into the three dimensions  through these found-objects artifacts.

Flanking The Absolutes is a wide array of African, Inuit, Asian, and European artwork spanning over 2,000 years. All works are part of a massive donor-based museum collection.

Exhibition Dates:
January 15, 2018 – March 28, 2018
(Please note: The gallery is closed February 24 – March 4 during mid-term break.)

[Image Gallery Below]

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"Absolute: Totality", Oil painting on wood by Daric Gill

VIDEO: “Absolute: Totality” Painting Explores Duality of Opposites

“Absolute: Totality” Painting Explores Duality of Opposites

by Daric Gill

The whole of something

The moment or duration of total obscuration of the sun or moon during an eclipse

“Absolute: Totality”, Oil paint on panel. 40” x40”. 12.16.17.

On August 21, 2017 a collective population of millions stopped what they were doing and made their way outside. There was no national holiday to celebrate, no overly-hyped sports event, and no national tragedy to honor. For the first time in modern history, the United States saw a total eclipse whose shadow passed through 14 contiguous states. The last time an eclipse passed through the entire width of the country was 99 yrs ago. For the hours leading up to this 160 seconds, our society lived outside. We took notice of the sky. And in doing so, we took notice in ourselves. Absolute: Totality is an exploration into that grey area between being whole and being obstructed.

[Process Video & Image Gallery Below Article]


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“Absolute: Nostalgia” (detail)

“The Absolutes”, Solo Exhibition At Schumacher Gallery

“The Absolutes”, Solo Exhibition At Schumacher Gallery

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Nostalgia” (detail)
“Absolute: Nostalgia” (detail)

The excitement of a new year brings with it a solo show of The Absolutes at the prestigious Schumacher Gallery, located on the campus of Capital University in historical Bexley, Ohio. This show will include both new works and pieces that have returned from traveling. I’m also pleased to showcase a more intimate view into the art-making process through new camera equipment, brought to you through the generous support of an Artist in the Community Supply Grant via Greater Columbus Arts Council and the city of Columbus. You can see a process video of the my most recent painting below.

Also exhibiting at the Schumacher Gallery will be Vessels, an invitational exhibition bringing together the work of practicing female artists who incorporate the vessel in a variety of ways. Come check out both shows and their massive donor-based collection with heavy-hitting names like Warhol, Chagall, Nevelson, Picasso, and Calder. Additionally, the public can also see a wide array of African, Inuit, Asian, and European greats. Please join me at the opening reception!


Exhibition Dates:
January 15, 2018 – March 28, 2018
(Please note: The gallery is closed February 24 – March 4 during mid-term break.)

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 18, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.


The Schumacher Gallery will be open Monday – Saturday, 1 – 5 pm during the academic year. We are closed during the summer and on university holidays.

The Gallery is located on the fourth floor of The Blackmore Library at Capital University.

2199 E Main St
Columbus, OH 43209
Driving Directions
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Brown multi-leveled building across the street from Graeters Ice Cream
(Past the S Drexel Ave. + E Main St. intersection)

Parking is available on the Main Street Plaza parking at Pleasant Ridge and Mound Street – one block south of Main – and on Main St. until 4 pm, or on any of the surrounding side streets.

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The Absolutes
are a series of oil paintings on reclaimed wood. They started as an exploration into the lost genesis of western pictorial language and the historical parallels between philosophy and cross-cultural linguistics. The work has grown into a full language where concepts and stories are told through visual vignettes. Like any pictorial language, an impactful story needs to be edited down to the fewest elements necessary. This minimalist storytelling ensures that the subject matter will be full of symbolism, often blending the line between artifact and narrative display.

Each element in The Absolutes have a solid rooting into human situations, as if they were timeless expressions of personal moments. There’s a an ongoing exploration into the human experience and how might this journey be symbolized through natural and man-made objects. The distillation of concepts into new expressions are a common evolution of any developing language and I continue to embrace these transitions.

Interactive Light Sculpture Traveling To Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Indiana

“The Living Orb” Motion-Sensing Light Sculpture Traveling to Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Indiana

by Daric Gill

The Living Orb at night (glowing)

In its first debut since being completely re-built for new action, The Living Orb has been accepted into the Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The Living Orb is a motion-sensing sculpture that when presented with movement, wakes up and slowly pulses a white light. The wooden sphere is made from hand bent poplar laminations. Inside the sphere is a small brain; a circuit board called an Arduino that can be reprogrammed to do multiple tasks at once. A motion sensor picks up activity and tells white LED strips to ‘breathe’ with life. Artlink Regional Exhibition is juried by Danielle Riede.


The brain of The Living Orb, a re-programmable Arduino micro-controller
The brain of The Living Orb, a re-programmable Arduino micro-controller

Exhibition Dates:
January 5, 2018 – Feb 9, 2018

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 5, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m

300 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Driving Directions (courtesy of Google Maps)

Tuesday – Saturday    12PM-7PM
Sunday      12PM-4PM
Monday     Closed