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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.

Another Painting Travels To George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

New Painting Headed To LA

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.

Absolute: Position, my newest oil painting, is currently on its way to The George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles. I’ve been loosely connected with the gallery for a couple years now, showing a few pieces in their Culver City, LA gallery as well as the home gallery located in Chelsea, NYC.

It’s a real pleasure to announce that they will be receiving another piece on the west coast and I urge anyone in the area to check out the gallery. Read more below…

[Process Video & Full Image Gallery Below Article]
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Studio Visit Magazine (Volume 34) Features My Painting

Studio Visit Magazine Features My Artwork

by Daric Gill

"Absolute: Contrive" in print
“Absolute: Contrive” in print

You can see one of my latest paintings in volume 34 of Studio Visit Magazine, along with a number of other talented artists. Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books with a national audience of art world professionals. You may also be familiar with their sister publication, New American Paintings (both produced by Open Studios Press). My painting, “Absolute: Contrive” can be found on p. 72 of their latest magazine.

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Ohio Arts Council Celebrates Artists Selected In Governor’s Office Loan Program

Artwork Loan Program Visitation

by Daric Gill

OAC-Gov-officesLast summer I announced that two of my paintings had been selected as part of Ohio Arts Council loan program at the 32 story Verne Riffe Center for Government & The Arts. As part of the 2015-2017 Ohio Governor’s Office and Residence Loan Program, all selected artwork has been carefully chosen by the Ohio Arts Council and will be on extended loan for 2 years at either the Governor’s Office or his residence. Recently, I was invited to an afternoon celebration thrown for the artists chosen for this award. After the swanky gathering at the Governor’s Mansion (full of represented art as well), artist were invited to tour the art on loan at the Riffe Center. My pieces are located in a sitting area within the offices.

“Since 1985 the OAC has assisted in placing artwork by Ohio artists and from the collections of Ohio museums and cultural institutions in the Governor’s Residence and throughout the Governor’s offices.” – OAC

Selected Artwork

Absolute: Time  & Absolute: Division

Click on either title above to see additional links regarding the artwork. Feel free to check out the links to see the making-of and museums these pieces have been exhibited. Clicking on the images below will allow for a detailed view.

"Absolute: Time"
“Absolute: Time”. Oil on reclaimed walnut table top. 21″ x 21″. 1.23.14.

 

Absolute: Division
Absolute: Division: Oil on reclaimed cherry in an 1800’s Victorian molded frame. 14″ x 12″. 3.8.13.

VIDEO: Constructing An “Absolute: Moment” In Latest Painting

The Painting, Process, & Background to “Absolute: Moment”

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Moment” (detail), Oil paint on reclaimed quilted maple. 11 1/2” x 18 1/2” 3.9.16.
“Absolute: Moment”, Oil paint on reclaimed birds eye maple. 11 1/2” x 18 1/2” 3.9.16.

Snow gloves, tank tops, and an umbrella?  Where I live, that can only mean one thing: the seasons are changing. Spring is fast approaching. The 30 degree shifts and seasonal mixes each day makes getting dressed seem more like a daily challenge to design a functional super hero costume. A balancing side effect of this spectacular shift in weather is the equally as impressive change in environment.

Crocuses wake up through icy snow crystals. The deciduous trees, with their angrily wild stick-bones, soften due to crimson red buds and fluorescent green leaflets. There’s a change that happens; a release of life back into the world as if a clinched fist has loosened, allowing the life-blood to flow again. As if constantly looking at one’s watch while waiting on company, I actively search for that moment when I can find spring in the world. My latest painting, “Absolute: Moment” searches for that transitional happening, where the old is reborn into something new.

This piece has been selected for this year’s Art for Life benefit. Recently this pieces has been dropped off at the prestigious Pizzuti Collection Museum and may travel to several other locations before landing at the Columbus Museum Of Art where it will be auctioned off in support of two worthy causes. Read on to find out more about this piece.
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