“Absolute: Totality” Painting Explores Duality of Opposites
by Daric Gill
The whole of something
The moment or duration of total obscuration of the sun or moon during an eclipse
On August 21, 2017 a collective population of millions stopped what they were doing and made their way outside. There was no national holiday to celebrate, no overly-hyped sports event, and no national tragedy to honor. For the first time in modern history, the United States saw a total eclipse whose shadow passed through 14 contiguous states. The last time an eclipse passed through the entire width of the country was 99 yrs ago. For the hours leading up to this 160 seconds, our society lived outside. We took notice of the sky. And in doing so, we took notice in ourselves. Absolute: Totality is an exploration into that grey area between being whole and being obstructed.
“The Absolutes”, Solo Exhibition At Schumacher Gallery
by Daric Gill
The excitement of a new year brings with it a solo show of TheAbsolutes at the prestigious Schumacher Gallery, located on the campus of Capital University in historical Bexley, Ohio. This show will include both new works and pieces that have returned from traveling. I’m also pleased to showcase a more intimate view into the art-making process through new camera equipment, brought to you through the generous support of an Artist in the Community Supply Grant via Greater Columbus Arts Council and the city of Columbus. You can see a process video of the my most recent painting below.
Also exhibiting at the Schumacher Gallery will be Vessels, an invitational exhibition bringing together the work of practicing female artists who incorporate the vessel in a variety of ways. Come check out both shows and their massive donor-based collection with heavy-hitting names like Warhol, Chagall, Nevelson, Picasso, and Calder. Additionally, the public can also see a wide array of African, Inuit, Asian, and European greats. Please join me at the opening reception!
Exhibition Dates: January 15, 2018 – March 28, 2018 (Please note: The gallery is closed February 24 – March 4 during mid-term break.)
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 18, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
[ VISITOR INFORMATION BELOW ]
HOURS The Schumacher Gallery will be open Monday – Saturday, 1 – 5 pm during the academic year. We are closed during the summer and on university holidays.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING The Gallery is located on the fourth floor of The Blackmore Library at Capital University.
LOCATION 2199 E Main St
Columbus, OH 43209
Driving Directions (courtesy of Google Maps)
Brown multi-leveled building across the street from Graeters Ice Cream
(Past the S Drexel Ave. + E Main St. intersection)
Parking is available on the Main Street Plaza parking at Pleasant Ridge and Mound Street – one block south of Main – and on Main St. until 4 pm, or on any of the surrounding side streets.
The Absolutes are a series of oil paintings on reclaimed wood. They started as an exploration into the lost genesis of western pictorial language and the historical parallels between philosophy and cross-cultural linguistics. The work has grown into a full language where concepts and stories are told through visual vignettes. Like any pictorial language, an impactful story needs to be edited down to the fewest elements necessary. This minimalist storytelling ensures that the subject matter will be full of symbolism, often blending the line between artifact and narrative display.
Each element in The Absolutes have a solid rooting into human situations, as if they were timeless expressions of personal moments. There’s a an ongoing exploration into the human experience and how might this journey be symbolized through natural and man-made objects. The distillation of concepts into new expressions are a common evolution of any developing language and I continue to embrace these transitions.
“Absolute: Nostalgia”, Reaching Inward Through Newest Painting
by Daric Gill
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.
Walk-through of Carnegie Gallery, 2017 OAL Fall Juried Exhibition
by Daric Gill
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.
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.