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.
NEW! Join The Ride is a ToeHead painted on an Acacia wood sushi plate. It was purchased by The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation, an organization that promotes autism awareness. This piece will be awarded as part of their third annual fall cycling fundraiser.
“The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation was founded to promote autism awareness, education, and research through community events in Columbus. Our goal is to engage participants in the conversation and call them to action while providing an entertaining background.”
“Absolute: Rest” Painting Selected for OAL, Carnegie Gallery
by Daric Gill
It’s my pleasure to announce that Absolute: Rest has been selected for the Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition. This year it will be held at the Carnegie Gallery, a brand new exhibition space in the newly remodeled Columbus Metropolitan Library. Exhibit is free, open to all, and feature the best work of both emerging and established artists.
October 12, 2017 – November 17, 2017
Absolute: Rest is an oil painting on reclaimed Honduran Mahogany. A black handmade envelope is painted above a translucent geometric ‘X’. On top of the envelope is a leaf from the ZZ plant. Its green flesh is held down by a smooth stone. Each of these elements are symbols taken from the short story, Bricks to Stones. You can watch how it was made below and read the full story talking about this piece here.
Columbus Convention Center Purchases Large “Absolute” Painting: Places In Marvelous Glass Atrium
By Daric Gill
Back in September 2015, the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) began a $125 million rejuvenation and expansion project, which includes a 37,000 sq. ft addition of exhibit space. With the majority of the renovations finished in July, 2017, it totals a whopping 336,000 sq. ft of contiguous exhibit space, making it one of the largest exhibit spaces of its kind. Also part of the expansion, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authorities (FCCFA) has embarked on a series of pedestrian advancements. A number of covered air walks, walkways, and widened hotel corridors joins the Arena District to several blocks of the Short North Arts District. This makes the walk between events, garages, and hotels a comfortable all-weather activity. With all of this new space makes for plenty of walls to fill with artwork.
Most exciting (at least to me) is the $3 million art investment that has made the convention center and neighboring connections the largest collection of contemporary artwork in Franklin County. I’m quite grateful to be included in this permanent collection. Among the purchased artwork is “Absolute: Graft”, a 3 ft x 4 ft oil painting on maple. Read the original post about the thought process behind the artwork here. Watch how it was made and see the whole exhibit space below.
Where Greater Columbus Convention Center walkway meets the Hyatt Regency Ballroom.