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Lolo's Art Gallery. Matanza, Cuba

“ConnectArt”: Preparing For International Exhibition In Mantanzas, Cuba

“ConnectArt”: Preparing For International Exhibition In Mantanzas, Cuba

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.
“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.

In December I announced that my latest painting and I will be traveling to Cuba this spring.  I happily dropped off my painting to be shipped a couple days ago. In a few short weeks, a group of extremely talented American artists and I will head back to Cuba for another spectacular artist exchange. This time, we will be part of something bigger! My artwork is currently slated to go to Lolo Art Gallery in Mantanzas, Cuba. It will be a part of “ConnectArt “, a juried international exhibition that will run in tandem with the 13th Havana Biennial. If you’re not familiar with the Havana Biennial, it is a world-renowned celebration of contemporary and community art. For the first time, the Biennial and other satellite art exhibitions will spread to neighboring cities, like Matanzas.

Lolo's Art Gallery. Matanza, Cuba
My visit to Lolo’s Art Gallery. Matanza, Cuba

As with many international ventures, the final details have incubated and flexing for months. I am extremely proud to announce that there are two types of exhibitions happening in Havana and Matanzas:  the Havana Biennial which is being held in multiple city locations in Cuba and two special exhibitions for Ohio artist (one in Havana and one in Matanzas). My work is included as part of the special exhibitions.

Rachel Valdés, “Reality Project. Blue Cube,” presented in the 2015 edition of Detrás del Muro during the 12th Havana Biennial Courtesy Artpulse Magazine

This April, I will be heading back to my Cuban friends during one of the most exciting times to be there! Not only are the people and culture phenomenal, so too are the artists. All included Biennial cities will become thoroughly alive with artwork, spilling from the walls of galleries and museums, into the streets of each community artwork. I’m particularly excited to see the open-air art exhibition, Detrás del Muro (Behind the Wall), a collection of street installations by 71 artists. This year it extends to the Malecón, a beautiful broadway and seawall which stretches for 5 miles along the coast in Havana. You can read more about Detrás del Muro here.

[ Here’s a look into our last artist exchange to Cuba ]

 

Awarded Resource Grant For Interactive Winged Light Sculpture

Awarded Resource Grant For Winged Interactive Light Sculpture

by Daric Gill

I am very happy to announce that I’ve received an Artist Resource Grant by the Greater Columbus Arts Council for 2019. This grant will go towards my most ambitious project to date, an interactive light sculpture made from robotics and a 17 foot wide reclaimed airplane wing. The wing will proudly be on display in the annual Greater Columbus exhibition June 14 to Sept. 29, 2019 at the Columbus Museum of Art. The exhibition will feature works made by myself and other recent recipients of the prestigious Visual Arts Fellowship.

 

While my project isn’t exactly top-secret, I am trying to keep some of the surprises hush-hush… for now. Let’s just say it involves you, NASA, and some beautiful lights. Keep an eye out for updates as the work on this interactive piece progresses!

I am grateful for your support. Thank you!

 

 

Special Thanks to Greater Columbus Arts Council, The City of Columbus,  & The Columbus Museum Of Art!
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“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.

VIDEO- “Absolute: Frequency”: New Painting Of Life’s Ups & Downs

“Absolute: Frequency” — A Painting Of Life’s Ups & Downs

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.
“Absolute: Frequency” (detail)

My latest painting, Absolute: Frequency combines layer upon layer of opposing forces into one conversation. It depicts the oscillations in our lives: fortunate blessings and frustrating blights, life and death, ups ands downs, and seasonal changes. I’m exploring the relationships between how we feel change measured from the position of maximum equilibrium. Each element of this work slides between an amplitude of opposites.

This is a special piece that is packed full of meaning and opportunity. Next year, it will find its way to another country as part of an international exhibition! Read on below for a visual breakdown, process video, image gallery, and what travel adventures are in store.

[Process Video & Image Gallery Below Article]

 

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“Absolute: Position”, (detail). Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

Painting Accepted Into 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show, Minnesota

Painting Accepted Into 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show, Minnesota.

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.
“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top.

As 2019 begins, my painting, “Absolute: Position” will be traveling to Minnesota to be in the 24th Arts in Harmony 2019 Annual International Show. After showing at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, MN. Some accepted work will travel to 2 other exhibitions, including one hosted by the American Swedish Institute at the historic Turnblad museum & mansion in Minneapolis. Rounding out the trip will be a final stop at Maple Grove Arts Center, Maple Grove, MN. More details below.

Image: CC BY-SA 4.0

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