“The Absolutes”, Solo Exhibition At Schumacher Gallery
by Daric Gill
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!
January 15, 2018 – March 28, 2018
(Please note: The gallery is closed February 24 – March 4 during mid-term break.)
Thursday, January 18, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
[ VISITOR INFORMATION BELOW ]
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.
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
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.