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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.

[ VISITOR INFORMATION BELOW ]

HOURS
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.

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

LOCATION
2199 E Main St
Columbus, OH 43209
Driving Directions
 (courtesy of Google Maps)

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.

Visit Capital University Maps and Locations page for a downloadable PDF of the campus map

 

ARTIST STATEMENT
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.

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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

Location:
ARTLINK
300 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Driving Directions (courtesy of Google Maps)

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

 

[  The Living Orb when it was solar activated  ]

PrintShelf

Print Block To Plant Shelf: Creating Simple Green Spaces

Print Block To Plant Shelf: Simple Green Spaces

By Daric Gill

PrintShelf
PrintShelf: 1969 Sewall Bros. Print Press Block & antique cast iron corner brace. 7” (tall) x 6 1/2” (wide) x 6 5/8” (deep)

As the cold chill of winter air begins to breathe down the neck of the midwest, it’s time to bring the plants indoors and bunker down for the season. This provides a wonderful opportunity to create new green spaces in the home. I intended to take full advantage of this quality opportunity. After buying a cache of antique hardware, I’ve found myself with plenty of materials from which to create new projects. The PrintShelf is a simple little shelf made from a 1969 Sewall Bros. print press block & antique cast iron corner brace. Perfect for those small moments of green joy inside.

“Absolute: Nostalgia” (CIF)

VIDEO: Reaching Inward With New Painting, “Absolute: Nostalgia”

“Absolute: Nostalgia”, Reaching Inward Through Newest Painting

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Nostalgia” (framed)
“Absolute: Nostalgia” (framed), Oil paint on reclaimed black walnut. 18 1/2” x 17 5/8”. 11.27.17

Absolute: Nostalgia is a deep painting from a deep place. Three ginkgo biloba leaves, yellowed and fallen, arch their way down the center of a walnut panel. Flanking the ginkgo are a set of baby’s breath flowers angling in from the lower right corner. Tucked neatly at the bottom of the foliage is a small black card. Draping down from the top are clusters of vibrant red-orange berries; fruit from the green hawthorn tree. Subtle color changes to the wood grain show a neatly vertical composition. A gradient of rectangles  radiate from the center. Watch how it was made and see more images below the article.

[Process Video & Image Gallery Below Article]

 

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