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New Robotics Art & International Paintings To Show at Columbus Museum of Art

New Robotics Art & International Paintings To Show at Columbus Museum of Art

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Thread” at the Columbus Museum of Art

It is my great pleasure to announce the long-awaited opening of Greater Columbus, an exhibition featuring works by myself and a small group of outstanding artists based in central Ohio. The exhibition represents a wonderful partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. This is my second exhibition at the museum representing this generous award by the Arts Council. To say that I’m grateful is an understatement. Last year’s museum exhibition in conjunction with a 3-month artist residency in Dresden, Germany are among my most pleasurable achievements as an artist.

“The Circadian Machine” on display at the Columbus Museum of Art

A jury of distinguished arts professionals working outside the region awarded Individual Artist Fellowships to Molly Jo Burke & Nathan Gorgen, Nick Larsen,  Laura Larson, and Christopher Burk. Greater Columbus features their work alongside myself and Chaz O’Neil, who were selected for additional residencies in Dresden, Germany as part of the Arts Council’s Artist Exchange Program.

I have selected 5 pieces for the exhibit including the special debut of an interactive light and sound sculpture. Additionally, there are 3 paintings made during my residency in Germany and another larger painting with international ties to Cuba.

A reception has not been planned for the foreseeable future. However, the exhibition is open for in-person experience and we are actively adding new virtual programs for the public. The museum, art council, and I welcome each one of you to visit and support artwork that is culturally viable and globally relevant. Please enjoy the image gallery below and the in-person exhibition if you can.

Please grab a mask and reserve your ticket today!
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Can’t make it? No problem. Here are links to my featured artwork & their stories:
“The Circadian Machine” – New Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture Shifts Time
“Absolute: Thread” – Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin
“Absolute: Connection” – Painting Points to Our Shared Bonds
“Absolute: Elevation” – Finds Reverence In Shared Reflections From Germany
Absolute: Triumph – Extending More Connections From Columbus To Cuba

EXHIBITION DATES
November 6, 2020 – April 25, 2021 

HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Wednesday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Friday-Sunday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

DIRECTIONS
480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
614.221.6801

A special thanks to:

The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Museum Of Art!

How I Built It: Spaceship Or Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture?

How I Built It: Spaceship Or Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture? New Piece To Glow At Columbus Museum of Art

by Daric Gill

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“The Circadian Machine”

The Circadian Machine” is a fully mirrored geometric pod that can sense motion, displays undulating lights and sound, tells time, and alters its actions based on each day’s sunlight cycle. In late 2019, I set off on the most ambitious challenge in my portfolio. To do this I spent the next 10 months sketching concepts, writing 50+ pages of codes, learning new CAD software, designing custom circuit boards, composing music, and blending together all the areas in my artist utility belt. As the late winter and early spring of 2020 unfolded I dug deep into my soul, hunkered down in my home, and worked from sun up to sun down on this single project. As the summer turns to autumn, I’m emerging with what I think is my finest sculpture yet. It is truly the single most challenging and accomplished work I’ve ever made–and all during a global shutdown. I’m so grateful that you’ve taken the time to land on this page. Please check out the video, browse the gallery, and share.

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New Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture Shifts Time

New Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture Shifts Time: “The Circadian Machine”

by Daric Gill

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“The Circadian Machine”

After 10+ months of engineering, coding, and building, I’m ready to debut my latest interactive robotic sculpture! “The Circadian Machine” is a fully mirrored geometric pod that can sense motion, displays undulating lights and sound, tells time, and alter its actions based on each day’s sunlight cycle. The idea started when I saw a note left in a museum during my time at an artist residency in Dresden, Germany. It said, “I wish time slowed down when I was having fun.” Although the pandemic has veered the original concept into a totally different direction, I’m exceptionally proud of the regenerated ideas and execution that came to fruition in this piece.

Through an amazing partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, it will be on display at the museum’s Greater Columbus exhibition soon. There are so many fun Easter eggs packed into this piece that they each deserve their own explanation. Let’s dive right in!

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My Art Relationship Grows Between Cuba & the Center of Science & Industry Grows

My Art Relationship Grows Between Cuba & the Center of Science & Industry

by Daric Gill

Absolute: Plumb
Absolute: Plumb: oil on panel. 12″ x 24″.

Earlier this year the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) announced an upcoming exhibit called ‘¡Cuba!’, a bilingual collaboration with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba. In conjunction with that exhibition was an invitation to a Community Art Challenge, where artists of all ages were asked to submit work that represented their family, traditions, home, and cultural similarities. I’m pleased to announce that my work, “Absolute: Plumb” will be on display at COSI’s Heritage & History art gallery starting July 15th, 2020. I have several really interesting connections between both COSI and Cuba.  Read onward to see what they are.

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