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fine artwork by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Allegory”, A Modern Fairy Tale

“Absolute: Allegory”, A Modern Fairy Tale

by Daric Gill

fine artwork by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Allegory”, Oil paint on reclaimed wood panel. 21 1/2” x 16 1/4”. 1.9.22.

“Absolute: Allegory” is a visual poem; a softly lit bedtime story of the sun and moon, a meandering journey, an example of the importance of life beyond the current moment. A sprig of crimson winter berries hovers to the right of a 2-pronged branch. The left side of the stick weaves through the circular voids in the pastel background. Subdued yellow and blue geometry hint at the celestial themes of this piece. They are purposeful nods to the interplay between crescent and full moons, an eclipse and the full sun, and daylight and nighttime views through an arched window. Like most of the work in this series, this painting is a story within a story. Read on for more.

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My Art Among Works At Mansfield Art Center – “In Between Everywhere”

Absolute: Privilege (detail)
“Absolute: Privilege” (detail): Oil on reclaimed cherry in an 1800’s Victorian molded frame. 17″ x 15 1/4″.

by Daric Gill

I’m very pleased to announce that I will have 3 paintings on display at the Mansfield Art Center from January 24 – February 28, 2021. In Between Everywhere is an exhibition designed to highlight and showcase the works of 42 central Ohio artists. This collection of artists originated in central Ohio, but has now spanned out across the country. The included artists produce artwork in a variety of mediums and styles chosen for consistency of vision and quality of work. 

Visiting the Exhibition
Works will be on display from January 24 – February 28. The space is open 10am – 5pm T-F and 10am – 4pm on weekends. Please note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all guests will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. They have hand sanitizer for your convenience and masks available by donation. Please visit this Facebook event page to find more information.

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New Robotics Art & International Paintings To Show at Columbus Museum of Art

New Robotics Art & International Paintings To Show at Columbus Museum of Art

by Daric Gill

“Absolute: Thread” at the Columbus Museum of Art

It is my great pleasure to announce the long-awaited opening of Greater Columbus, an exhibition featuring works by myself and a small group of outstanding artists based in central Ohio. The exhibition represents a wonderful partnership between the Columbus Museum of Art and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. This is my second exhibition at the museum representing this generous award by the Arts Council. To say that I’m grateful is an understatement. Last year’s museum exhibition in conjunction with a 3-month artist residency in Dresden, Germany are among my most pleasurable achievements as an artist.

“The Circadian Machine” on display at the Columbus Museum of Art

A jury of distinguished arts professionals working outside the region awarded Individual Artist Fellowships to Molly Jo Burke & Nathan Gorgen, Nick Larsen,  Laura Larson, and Christopher Burk. Greater Columbus features their work alongside myself and Chaz O’Neil, who were selected for additional residencies in Dresden, Germany as part of the Arts Council’s Artist Exchange Program.

I have selected 5 pieces for the exhibit including the special debut of an interactive light and sound sculpture. Additionally, there are 3 paintings made during my residency in Germany and another larger painting with international ties to Cuba.

A reception has not been planned for the foreseeable future. However, the exhibition is open for in-person experience and we are actively adding new virtual programs for the public. The museum, art council, and I welcome each one of you to visit and support artwork that is culturally viable and globally relevant. Please enjoy the image gallery below and the in-person exhibition if you can.

Please grab a mask and reserve your ticket today!
Click here for visitation policies, ticket reservations, and COVID-19 guidelines.

Can’t make it? No problem. Here are links to my featured artwork & their stories:
“The Circadian Machine” – New Interactive Light + Sound Sculpture Shifts Time
“Absolute: Thread” – Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin
“Absolute: Connection” – Painting Points to Our Shared Bonds
“Absolute: Elevation” – Finds Reverence In Shared Reflections From Germany
Absolute: Triumph – Extending More Connections From Columbus To Cuba

November 6, 2020 – April 25, 2021 

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Wednesday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Friday-Sunday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

480 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

A special thanks to:

The Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Museum Of Art!

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.


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

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