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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.

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“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.

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“What Does It Mean?”: Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Art

“I don’t get it. What Does It Mean?” A Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Artwork

by Daric Gill

I've Lost My Arm
I’ve Lost My Arm: patinated aluminum, steel chain. Artist: Daric Gill

You’ve always considered yourself an art lover, but there are times when you find yourself scratching your head in a desperate attempt to understand exactly what an artist was getting at.

Viewers make snap-decisions about their fondness for a piece in the first few seconds. It’s pretty unavoidable. In these moments, it’s easy to forego any further investigation into meaning once we make that decision. Liking or not liking the piece is ok. Skipping the reasons why… that’s a different story. Before gliding over the meaning of the work, the following article suggests a couple of tips that can help you approach the artwork in real-time with a new mindfulness.

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Columbus Metropolitan Library

Walk-through of Carnegie Gallery, 2017 OAL Fall Juried Exhibition

Walk-through of Carnegie Gallery, 2017 OAL Fall Juried Exhibition

by Daric Gill

Full image of oil painting, "Absolute: Rest", Oil on reclaimed 1927 Honduran mahogany from a baby grand piano.
“Absolute: Rest”, Oil on reclaimed 1927 Honduran mahogany from a baby grand piano. 10 3/4″ x 8 5/8″.

Nearly 30 Ohio artists were included in this year’s Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition which runs from Oct. 12, 2017 – Nov. 17, 2017. My work, Absolute: Rest was selected for this year’s exhibit held at the Carnegie Gallery, a brand new exhibition space in the newly remodeled Columbus Metropolitan Library. Exhibit is free and open to all.

Exhibiting Artists:
Christine D’Epiro Abbott, Fatima Azimova, Elham Bayati, Alice Carpenter, Rachel (McFarlane) David, Adrianne George, Lisa DiGiacomo, Daric Gill, Morris Jackson, Tamara Jaeger, Todd Jones, Lynda McClanahan, Robert Metzger, Caroline Rowntree, Judy Rush, Amy Schuessler & Duncan J Snyder, Judith Steele, Peter Michael Stevens, David Stichweh, Chris Taylor, JT Thompson, Lisa Vottero, Brian Williams.

Carnegie Gallery:
2nd floor of Columbus Main Library
96 South Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

 

 

 

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