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Awarded Development & Research Grant; Invited To Cuban Artist Exchange

Awarded Development & Research Grant; Invited To Cuban Artist Exchange, & Other Amazing News

by Daric Gill

I’m incredibly enthused to announce a handful of very exciting developments. A few months ago I was graciously invited to take part in a Cuban Artist exchange. Today, I was notified that I’ve been awarded a generous Artists in the Community Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Professional Development & Research grant from the Greater Columbus Arts. This funding will aid in the travel expenses and research costs for the trip in late August. Read on for more.

Additionally, an art exhibition will be held at the Hilton Downtown Columbus in 2019, which will include work driven by the inspiration from the trip. The overall goal of these efforts are to build a friendship between these two vibrant cultures through exchange of great story-telling. Moreover, there are also prospects of the exhibition traveling to other locations, including an international exhibition in Havana, Cuba.

As my work has developed, so too has the desire for fostering intimate social connectivity through immersive story-telling. I fully expect to chronicle the vibrancy of Cuba as well as document the journey of the resulting artwork from start-to-finish. This documentation will be presented in tandem with the final work I will publish here on my website via process videos, photographs, and a set of narrative articles. These articles will also champion all funding, support networks, and communal partnerships that have aided in the process.

These are simply amazing opportunities! I’m tremendously grateful for such a loving and supportive group of people who have worked to make these types of ventures possible. Thank you dearly.

The Arts Council receives its funding primarily through the City of Columbus’ Hotel/Motel Bed tax. As Columbus encourages people into her city through interesting culture and attractions, a portion of the taxes garnered from the hospitality gets cycled back into that same rich culture. In this way, I’d like to thank the public most of all for your continued interest in Columbus and the arts.

 

 

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Zanesville Museum Of Art To Exhibit “Absolute” Painting

“Absolute: Totality” Accepted Into Zanesville Museum Of Art Exhibition

by Daric Gill

"Absolute: Totality", Oil painting on wood by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Totality”, Oil paint on panel. 40” x 40”. 12.16.17.

I’m extremely pleased to announce that “Absolute: Totality” was accepted into the 73rd Ohio Annual Exhibit at the Zanesville Museum of Art. My piece is one of 59 works chosen for the exhibition by juror, Erin Shapiro, Curator at the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio.

Exhibition Dates:
June 21, 2018 – Sept. 8, 2018

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 21, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

 

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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.

Positioned Paintings To Be In May Exhibit At George Billis Gallery, LA

“Absolute: Position” & “Absolute: Nostalgia” Paintings To Be In May Exhibit At George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

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. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

It’s a real pleasure to announce that  2 of my paintings will be on display at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles in May. I’ve been connected with the gallery for a couple years now, showing a few pieces in their Culver City, LA gallery as well as a few in their home gallery located in Chelsea, NYC.

These pieces will be included in a group exhibition between May 19th – June 23rd, 2018. An opening reception will be held Saturday May 19, 5-8pm. If you’re in the LA area, I recommend checking out the gallery. Read more below.

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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.)

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