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Lolo's Art Gallery. Matanza, Cuba

“ConnectArt”: Preparing For International Exhibition In Mantanzas, Cuba

“ConnectArt”: Preparing For International Exhibition In Mantanzas, Cuba

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.
“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.

In December I announced that my latest painting and I will be traveling to Cuba this spring.  I happily dropped off my painting to be shipped a couple days ago. In a few short weeks, a group of extremely talented American artists and I will head back to Cuba for another spectacular artist exchange. This time, we will be part of something bigger! My artwork is currently slated to go to Lolo Art Gallery in Mantanzas, Cuba. It will be a part of “ConnectArt “, a juried international exhibition that will run in tandem with the 13th Havana Biennial. If you’re not familiar with the Havana Biennial, it is a world-renowned celebration of contemporary and community art. For the first time, the Biennial and other satellite art exhibitions will spread to neighboring cities, like Matanzas.

Lolo's Art Gallery. Matanza, Cuba
My visit to Lolo’s Art Gallery. Matanza, Cuba

As with many international ventures, the final details have incubated and flexing for months. I am extremely proud to announce that there are two types of exhibitions happening in Havana and Matanzas:  the Havana Biennial which is being held in multiple city locations in Cuba and two special exhibitions for Ohio artist (one in Havana and one in Matanzas). My work is included as part of the special exhibitions.

Rachel Valdés, “Reality Project. Blue Cube,” presented in the 2015 edition of Detrás del Muro during the 12th Havana Biennial Courtesy Artpulse Magazine

This April, I will be heading back to my Cuban friends during one of the most exciting times to be there! Not only are the people and culture phenomenal, so too are the artists. All included Biennial cities will become thoroughly alive with artwork, spilling from the walls of galleries and museums, into the streets of each community artwork. I’m particularly excited to see the open-air art exhibition, Detrás del Muro (Behind the Wall), a collection of street installations by 71 artists. This year it extends to the Malecón, a beautiful broadway and seawall which stretches for 5 miles along the coast in Havana. You can read more about Detrás del Muro here.

[ Here’s a look into our last artist exchange to Cuba ]

 

“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.

VIDEO- “Absolute: Frequency”: New Painting Of Life’s Ups & Downs

“Absolute: Frequency” — A Painting Of Life’s Ups & Downs

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Frequency”: Oil on maple panel. 21 1/4” x 30 1/2”. 12.11.18.
“Absolute: Frequency” (detail)

My latest painting, Absolute: Frequency combines layer upon layer of opposing forces into one conversation. It depicts the oscillations in our lives: fortunate blessings and frustrating blights, life and death, ups ands downs, and seasonal changes. I’m exploring the relationships between how we feel change measured from the position of maximum equilibrium. Each element of this work slides between an amplitude of opposites.

This is a special piece that is packed full of meaning and opportunity. Next year, it will find its way to another country as part of an international exhibition! Read on below for a visual breakdown, process video, image gallery, and what travel adventures are in store.

[Process Video & Image Gallery Below Article]

 

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Featured Artist: ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE, Issue 6

Featured Artist: ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE, Issue 6

by Daric Gill

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I’m super excited to announce that Issue 6 of ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE has been published and I am a featured artist with a 6-page spread! ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE is a quarterly magazine, originating from the United Kingdom and features Artists from all across the globe. It is a magazine for everyone and is written by Artists. The main focus of the magazine is to showcase Artists and to give them a chance to share, in more depth, the work they produce. It aims to showcase a wide range of work, inspired by many different influences.

So far, I’ve been really impressed with how slick the online version of the magazine is. You can view it online and purchase a physical copy of any issue here. I’ve already purchased a couple copies for myself and eagerly await their arrival.

Special thanks to Grant Milne who created such an amazing platform for artists!

Sample Page

 


[Watch how I made each piece featured in the magazine below]

 

 

 

“Absolute: Balance” (detail), Oil on reclaimed burled maple. 12 1/2” x 12 1/2”. 10.21.18.

VIDEO: New Work, “Absolute: Balance” Finds Meaning In The Ethereal

New Painting, “Absolute: Balance” Finds Meaning In The Ethereal

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Balance”, Oil on reclaimed burled maple. 12 1/2” x 12 1/2”. 10.21.18.A dead root winds its way up from the bottom of a burled background. The edges of the painting boil and fade from a dark green to bare wood. Near the bottom-center is a small fluffy cloud that appears to be suspended by two red threads. One thread intertwines with the root, wrapping around it so that it is taught on one side and slack on the other. Absolute: Balance finds itself somewhere between fantasy and reality. Read on for more.

[Process Video & Image Gallery Below Article]

 

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