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Solo Show: ‘The Absolutes’ To Arrive at Massillon Museum

Solo Show: ‘The Absolutes’ To Arrive at Massillon Museum

by Daric Gill

Exhibition Dates:
August 6-September 21, 2022

Reception Date:
August 27, 2022  5:00-7:00 PM

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Studio M at Massillon Museum

121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Podcast Posted August 9, 2022, Noon

fine artwork by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Stillness”, Oil paint on beech wood. 16 5/8” x 9”.

Please join me for The Absolutes: Big Small Stories, a solo exhibition at the Massillon Museum this summer. This show combines selected works that span the whole breadth of this series. It also includes several pieces created on location in Europe, including a painting fresh off the plane from Dresden, Germany. Located in northeast Ohio, MassMu is a local art and history museum. It has significant collections of photography; costumes and textiles; china, glass, and pottery; domestic appliances; and circus memorabilia. The museum belongs to the national museum advocacy conglomerate  American Alliance of Museums and has had backing from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) & Blue Star Museums, the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) & Museums For All.

International Exhibition, ‘Cartas de Cuba – Letters from Ohio’ In 3 Locations

International Exhibition, ‘Cartas de Cuba – Letters from Ohio’ Currently On Display

by Daric Gill

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Talking with a Cuban artist/gallery enthusiast during the Bienal deLa Habana XII (Havana Biennial 13).

In an ongoing partnership with our dear artist friends in Cuba, Cartas de Cuba – Letters from Ohio is an international joint exhibit of work by Cuban and Ohio artists. This exhibition features original artwork created by artists in Cuba and Ohio that showcase freedom of expression, robust dialogue, and vibrant talent intersecting through different art mediums. The artwork in this multi-location exhibition can be currently seen at three Columbus galleries. In addition to the Columbus stops, Cartas de Cuba – Letters From Ohio will travel to venues in Cuba and New York City. My work can be currently seen at the Columbus Museum of Art along with many others starting August 4, 2022. Each gallery displays a different group of artists. You are encouraged to visit all venues to experience the entire body of work. There are 2 receptions; dates, and directions are listed below. Read on for more.

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Oil paintings by Daric M. Gill

The Quiet Calm In “Absolute: Stillness”, New Painting From Europe

The Quiet In “Absolute: Stillness”, New Painting From Europe

by Daric M. Gill

Oil paintings by Daric M. Gill
“Absolute: Stillness”, Oil paint on beech wood. 16 5/8” x 9”

It might sound weird, longing for stillness after 3 years of isolation in a tiny apartment. But after a few years of small spaces, digital experiences, recycled days, and turning around in the same stimuli, there developed a vibration in my soul that amplifies to this day.

Some artists need to make artwork or they go crazy. I’m not like this. My love affair isn’t with the art-making process or even the final art object. No. My primary love for creating art is all about idea-making; the journey of curiosity and problem-solving and the adventures before the artwork has even started. The creativity that comes out of my fingers is my way of digesting the vibrancy of life. Without remarkably different narratives to explore and no tangible place in which to share them, I was an adventurer with no expedition and a storyteller with no audience. And that, for me, produced a frequency of such amplitude that it compounded and ricocheted.

“Absolute: Stillness”, is the quiet calm feeling that washed over me as I finally made my way back to the adventure. In this case, back to Europe. Below you’ll find several vignetted stories describing some big-small memories, along with a full gallery of images. Read on for more.

{Feature Video of Painting Process Above}

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Awarded 2022 GCAC Support for Professional Artists Grant

Awarded 2022 GCAC Support for Professional Individual Artists Grant

by Daric Gill

It is my pleasure to announce that I’ve been awarded a 2022 Greater Columbus Arts Council Support for Professional Artists: Individuals Grant. This year I have a few exhibitions that overlap in the fall. The need for lighter, hyper-accurate, & more professionally self-reliant tools is paramount. This funding will help provide materials & equipment that will be adding to or replacing tools that are much-used/lower-end. In addition, a portion of this funding will be used to create a piece that will be on display at the Center For Science and Industry (COSI) museum later this year. I’m super grateful to The Greater Columbus Arts Council! Thank you so much!

Special Thanks to the City of Columbus & Its Councilmembers.

I am grateful for your support. Thank you!