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New Painting For “Columbus In Cuba | Cuba In Columbus” Exhibition

New Painting For “Columbus In Cuba | Cuba In Columbus” Exhibition

by Daric Gill

{Feature Video of Painting Process Above}

 

“Absolute: Triumph”
“Absolute: Triumph”: Oil paint on maple. 32 1/4” x 41 5/8”

Absolute: Triumph is my newest (and largest) piece in this series. It was recently delivered to the Columbus in Cuba | Cuba in Columbus exhibition. This show represents an unprecedented, multi-event, multi-venue group of exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from central Ohio and Cuba. In April 2019, five Columbus artists were among the 200 international artists selected to show work in the renowned 13th Havana Biennial in Matanzas, Cuba. An additional 34 Columbus artists showed their work alongside art from Cuban artists as part of a collateral Biennial exhibition, ConnectArt, in Matanzas. From October 1 to November 15, 2019, artwork from the 39 central Ohio artists who exhibited in Cuba, work from additional Columbus artists, and Cuban artists work will be on display at art institutions, galleries, and public venues throughout Columbus as part of Cuba in Columbus.

ABOUT THIS PIECE

Shades of translucent dark green accentuate the patterns of grain in the wood, reminiscent of a topographical map. A painted white cloud looks like a paper cutout with 6 blue strings dangling down. Over that, a red/orange thread hangs and makes a sharp turn. It outlines a distinct pattern on its way to a large origami boat. This pattern is a familiar motif pulled from the rooflines and archways of many of the old buildings in Havana. A berried shrub seemingly grows from the bow of the origami boat. 

This is the sister piece to Absolute: Frequency, a piece that was exhibited during the Havana Biennial earlier this year. Read about it here. Absolute: Frequency stayed in Cuba and is slated to part of the permanent collection in a Contemporary Arts Center in Matanzas, Cuba. As you can imagine, transporting the work from America to Cuba was not easy. The original piece was designed as a triptych in case there was a need to disassemble the painting for more compact travel purposes. The new work adapted a similar triptych form, which permitted me to transport the nearly 4 ft wide wood painting in a backpack between the workshop and my studio. I’m excited and honored to be part of such a multi-cultural partnership. Please check out my work and the works of so many other amazing American and Cuban artists.

More information about the participating artists & galleries can be found at the website ColumbusInCuba.com . A map of all the different exhibition locations here.

Exhibition Info:
October 1 – November 15, 2019
Locations: art institutions, galleries and public venues across Columbus
Opening reception: October 1, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00pm, with opening words at 6:00pm, Hilton Columbus Downtown

Vernissage Walk-Through At Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany

Exhibition Walk-Through & Vernissage Photos At Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany

by Daric Gill

Photo credit: Annette Nickel. Edited.

On a beautifully crisp fall evening, friends and family gathered at the Galerie Raskolnikow to view “Sphere Out Of Play”.  The support from the community was gracious, with the crowds pouring out the gallery doors, down the steps, and out of the building! The work I’ve chosen to place in the show is a culmination of my 3-month residency in Germany.

As my time here comes to a close, I’m warmly reflecting on the many new friends and memories that I have made. For those who may have missed the exhibition or simply wish to relive it, the following gallery is a capturing of my artwork and the wonderfully packed vernissage. A special thank you goes to hours of tireless work from the gallerist Iduna Böhning at the Galerie Raskolnikow, funding & support from the combined excellence of the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen & Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Office of Culture And Heritage Dresden,  and guest introduction by Dr. med. Klaus Nicolai. A very heartfelt thank you goes to my super supportive friends and family in the states and my host family in Germany. Martin & Heidi… you are the heart and soul of my wonderful experiences here in Dresden. Thank you!

Galerie Raskolnikow Hours:
Wednesday – Friday 15.00 – 18.00
Saturday 11.00 – 14.00

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“Sphere Out Of Play” Invitation For Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany

Exhibition Announcement for Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany

by Daric Gill

Galerie Raskolnikow

If you find yourself in the Dresden, Germany area on September 6, 2019, please join me for an evening of art and celebration at the Galerie Raskolnikow. The gallery will show works of art from myself and two other fantastic artists, Hans Ulrich Wutzler and Dorothee Haller. I’ve become good friends with these two over the past few months. A warm invitation is opened to all to attend. There will be an introduction given by the inimitable Dr. med. Klaus Nicolai. Reception information below.

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“Absolute: Thread” Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin

“Absolute: Thread” Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin

by Daric Gill

There are times where the whisper is more powerful than the roar. “Absolute: Thread” is that voice– simple, soft, and strong.

“Absolute: Thread”: Oil paint on reclaimed violin and case. 24” x 8 1/8” x 3 3/4”.

By its very nature, this antique German violin seduces the viewer with little additional help needed. Its warm hue and alluring curves beg for your attention. Starting off with such a powerful object is a heavy weight that requires finesse to balance. If not handled delicately this weight could amplify the tone of the work with phrases that ripple the wrong voice. Read on to find out why I chose the phrasing that I did.

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