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“Absolute: Nostalgia” (CIF)

VIDEO: Reaching Inward With New Painting, “Absolute: Nostalgia”

“Absolute: Nostalgia”, Reaching Inward Through Newest Painting

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Nostalgia” (framed)
“Absolute: Nostalgia” (framed), Oil paint on reclaimed black walnut. 18 1/2” x 17 5/8”. 11.27.17

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.

[Process Video & Image Gallery Below Article]


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VIDEO: “Absolute: Rest” Painting Selected for OAL, Carnegie Gallery

Absolute: Rest” Painting Selected for OAL, Carnegie Gallery

by Daric Gill

Full image of oil painting, "Absolute: Rest", Oil on reclaimed 1927 Honduran mahogany from a baby grand piano.
“Absolute: Rest”, Oil on reclaimed 1927 Honduran mahogany from a baby grand piano. 10 3/4″ x 8 5/8″. 1.1.17.

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.

Exhibition Dates:
October 12, 2017 – November 17, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 12, 6-8 p.m.

Carnegie Gallery:
2nd floor of Columbus Main Library
96 South Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

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.

[Process Video & Image Gallery Below]


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Refurbished, re-carved violin necks, curly maple. 13" x 14 1/4" x 10”

Furniture Made From Violin Necks Gets Photoshoot

Shelf Made From Violin Necks Gets New Images

by Daric Gill

Refurbished, re-carved violin necks, curly maple. 13" x 14 1/4" x 10”
Refurbished, re-carved violin necks, curly maple. 13″ x 14 1/4″ x 10”.

Many years ago, a luthier (stringed instrument maker) invited me to check out his studio. He let me look through his amazing wood selection and gave demonstrations on a few of his unique tools. After seeing how excited I was, he gave me a dozen or so badly damaged violins. In a box was a jumbled pile of discarded remnants; years of scraps due to constant middle school repairs. Since then, I’ve reworked some of the bits out of their sticky and marred surfaces and created a few pieces of one-off furniture.

One such journey was the Violin Neck Shelf, made a few years ago. Two violin necks hold up a thick piece of curly maple. Their fingerboards are bend at 90 degrees, hiding a recessed metal bracket. This piece was made opening week of a gallery exhibition and its quick turn-around left me with very few detailed images of the installed piece. Today I’m happy to announce that it has sold to a new owner, which allowed me the opportunity to retake some photos of the piece. Check out the gallery below.

VIDEO: “Absolute: Graft” Part of $3 M Art Purchase Investment: Placed In Grande Glass Atrium

Columbus Convention Center Purchases Large “Absolute” Painting: Places In Marvelous Glass Atrium

By Daric Gill

Atrium View

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.
Directions here.

"Absolute: Graft" (detail), oil painting on maple. 48" x 36". 2.3.16.
“Absolute: Graft”, oil painting on maple. 48″ x 36″. 2.3.16. (Click image to enlarge)


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