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"When The Spirit Moves: Dance Inspired Works"
Ft. Hayes Shot Tower Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2008-09-08 until 2008-10-09

Ft. Hayes Shot Tower Gallery Exhibitions Highlight African American Dance and Dance and Music Inspired Artwork from September 8th until October 9th, 2008. The Shot Tower Gallery at the Ft. Hayes Metropolitan Education Center will present artwork with a Dance and Music theme in the two-part exhibition “When The Spirit Moves” from September 8th until October 9th, 2008. This exhibit includes original art works and a poster exhibition showcasing the history of African American Dance. The art exhibition presents forty-nine art works by seven artists that share dance and music as inspiration for both figurative and metaphorical subject matter. Artists include absolutearts.com Premiere Portfolio artists Walter King and Ron Anderson, as well as, Pheoris West, Bruce Robinson, David Mihaly, Kojo Kamau, and Kevin Willis. The art exhibition includes work in the media of photography, oil and acrylic paintings, relief sculpture, drawings and mix media work. Read Indepth Article


"Lynton Wells: New Small Paintings"
Rebecca Ibel Gallery Miranova - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2008-03-15 until 2008-04-30

The Rebecca Ibel Gallery is excited to present a new series of small paintings by New York artist Lynton Wells. The show opens Saturday, March 15 and runs through April 30, 2008. Smart and beautiful, witty and sexy, Well's paintings tease the mind and eyes. His images are energized and glow from within with a pure bright light. The bonsai tree has light bulbs for leaves and is literally plugged in; the angelic putti hover above a question mark, with an arm offering an apple; and a delightful frog frolics in his own charged space. These suggestive images conjure up all sorts of references from the ancient poets to contemporary music. Wells plays with ideas and subjects to suggest cultural connections of things all around us, big and small, and how we relate to them. Read Indepth Article


"Today is Tomorrow's History to Feature Ron Anderson"
Columbus Regional Airport Authority - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2008-02-01 until 2008-02-28

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority's Diversity Council created a display for Black History Month that is located on the ticketing level at Port Columbus. This display is entitled "Today is Tomorrow's History", and will remain in the terminal from 2/1/08-2/28/08. The exhibition includes photographs and biographical information of contemporary African-Americans who are currently making a positive impact in the Columbus, Ohio community and across the country. Ron Anderson, who is included in this special installation, was contacted by a member of the Council and requested to send information. Ron Anderson has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2004. Read Indepth Article


"Leah Wong: Acrylics and Hand-cut Paper on Canvas"
Sherrie Gallerie - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2007-10-06 until 2007-11-07

The Sherrie Gallerie in Columbus, Ohio's Short North presents Leah Wong: Acrylics and Hand-cut Paper on Canvas from October 6, 2007 through November 7, 2007.Leah Wong was born and grew up in Qingdao (Tsingtao), China. She majored in oil painting and received her BFA from the China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou. She holds an MFA in painting from Ohio University in Athens. Before she came to the US, she was a faculty member in the Shanghai Drama Academy’s Stage Design Department. She is currently an adjunct instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design. Leah Wong has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2006. Read Indepth Article


"Ins and Outs: A Revival"
BoMA, Bar of Modern Art - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2007-10-05 until 2007-10-30

An exhibition of paintings addressing GLBTQ issues by artist Paul Richmond is currently on display at BoMA: The Bar of Modern Art. A special reception event will be held on Friday, October 5th from 8pm – midnight. The evening’s festivities will include the unveiling of a special painting honoring the late Tammy Faye Messner and performances by Miss Gay Pride Ohio 2007, Paige Passion. Paul Richmond has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2004. Paul Richmond is a 27 year old artist whose powerful paintings embody the “ins and outs” of a topic at the forefront of current affairs: sexual orientation. Read Indepth Article


"Laura Bidwa: You Sing So Quiet"
Rebecca Ibel Gallery Miranova - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2007-06-08 until 2007-07-20

The Rebecca Ibel Gallery is delighted to present a solo exhibition of Columbus artist Laura Bidwa. This show titled 'You Sing So Quiet' features a group of paintings that represent the culmination of ideas from the past few years. These small landscape paintings, 12 x 15 inches, are gems. Bidwa continues her practice of taking prepared panels of solid backgrounds (gold, dark red-brown and chalkboard) out into the metro parks of Columbus. Painting 'en plein aire', responding directly to nature, gives the work an immediate feel. You can sense the seasons in the trees. Her 'mark-making' style of minimal color with spotty lines and brushy touches describes the landscape as much as it reveals the process of painting. Bidwa folds Asian influences and abstract technique into the long-standing tradition of landscape painting. Read Indepth Article


"Anywhere But Here: Works by Kate Storm"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2007-04-07 until 2007-04-28

“Anywhere But Here,” curated by local artist and OAL member Paul Richmond, opened during Gallery Hop on Saturday, April 7 and runs through April 28.2007. Kate Storm’s artwork embodies a personal reflection on geographical and introspective discovery. In her new collection of multimedia pieces, currently on display at the Ohio Art League Gallery, she creates a visual context for significant experiences in her life by combining maps, clothing patterns, typography (including poems and journal excerpts), collage, photographs and painted imagery to form a new meaning within the context of a subjective reality. Paul Richmond has been a Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2004. Read Indepth Article


"Walter King: Early 2000 Internal Scenarios Series"
BoMA, Bar of Modern Art - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2007-02-16 until 2007-03-31

The Bar of Modern Art is exhibiting 27 of King's early 2000 Internal Scenarios series during February and March of 2007. Walter King has been teaching and painting in Columbus for 22 years. King has had solo exhibitions at Elements of Art, The Columbus College of Art and Design and Fitch Design. He exhibited regularly at Barth Galleries. Barth highlighted the best painters in Columbus and Central Ohio during it's heady 10 year run in the 90's. King has been very much a part of the Columbus contemporary renaissance coinciding with the advent of the Short North Gallery Hop in the 80's. Read Indepth Article


"Coined Operation: Fragmentation"
BoMA, Bar of Modern Art - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-12-12 until 2007-01-21

BoMA: The Bar of Modern Art is pleased to announce its upcoming designer toy show. Coined Operation: Fragmentation, the group exhibition will feature customized creations by twenty-four renowned underground artists from around the world. The exhibition will be on view in BoMA’s first-floor Salon Gallery from December 12, 2006 through January 21, 2007. Among the artists is Walter King, who has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2001. Read Indepth Article


"Dan McCleary and James Brown"
Rebecca Ibel Gallery Miranova - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-11-03 until 2006-11-30

The Rebecca Ibel Gallery at Miranova in Columbus is delighted to present new works by James Brown and Dan McCleary. Brown's works on paper from the series "The Planets" evoke outer space with delicate forms and selected colors. Where Brown's work is more cerebral, McCleary‚s paintings come from an intense process of visually studying the subjects of his still lifes and portraits. This pairing unites for the first time the work of lifelong friends. Read Indepth Article


"Filtered: David Murphy and Sharon McJannet"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-10-07 until 2006-10-28

In Filtered,at the Ohio Art League in Columbus, Ohio during the month of October, artists David Murphy and Sharon McJannet create a collaborative body of work dealing with the concept of filters; whether the pieces physically take on the characteristics of an actual filter, or allude to ideas of self-preservation based on the notion of filtering information. The work calls into question ideas of presence and absence, what is passed through our personal and social filters, and what remains. Read Indepth Article


"Walter King: BoMA's Inaugural Exhibition"
BoMA, Bar of Modern Art - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-09-28 until 2006-12-02

BoMA Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of artworks by long-time CCAD Professor Walter King. In the recent past, King has exhibited throughout the U.S. as well as South America and Eastern Europe. BoMA now reintroduces Columbus to this local gem. The show will be on view in BoMA’s second-floor Hall Gallery from September 28 through December 2, 2006 as a part of BoMA inaugural exhibition series. Walter King has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2001 and regularly writes an art blog for the site. Read Indepth Article


"Shiny: Workks by 9 Artists"
Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, OH, USA - 2006-09-16 until 2006-12-31

The exuberant exhibition Shiny, featuring 13 (literally) shiny works by nine artists, opens this fall at the Wexner Center. Shiny offers a playful and insightful look at the culture’s love of luxury, love of spectacle, and, of course, love of shiny things. Organized by the Wexner Center, it will be on view September 16–December 31, 2006.Showcasing the work of mostly younger artists from the U.S. and Europe working in a variety of media, Shiny features pieces with reflective, shiny, mirrored, sparkly surfaces, many of them produced in the last five years. Some of the work is made of metal and mirrors, offering the viewers twisted and contorted glimpses of themselves and the galleries. Read Indepth Article


"Growing Pains: Life's Journey"
Riffe Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-07-27 until 2006-09-13

The Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery explores the life experiences that shape us with Growing Pains an exhibition opening July 27 and on view through October 15, 2006. Growing Pains features artwork by Ohio artists working in a wide range of media and exploring the many markers in life’s journey—from family dynamics to that place we call home. “There is no guidebook, no way to plan, and no absolute path. Childhood, adolescence, career, marriage, children, aging—it’s anyone’s guess what is the best way to navigate these universals,” said curator Bellamy Printz. “In this exhibition, we explore the voyage from infancy onward: growing up, parenting and growing old. The viewer is invited to dig below the surface, to remember, or consider a different time, different life choices.” Read Indepth Article


"The Part You Throw Away: John Beaver and Teresa Saska"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-07-01 until 2006-07-29

At the Ohio Art League during July, 2006, in The Part You Throw Away artists John Beaver and Teresa Saska explore the interplay between the fleeting transience of the living subject and the permanent flatness of a photographic object.  The images in this exhibition are printed with a digital technology that prides itself upon its reproducibility; an infinite number of prints can be made that are identical even at the microscopic level.  But this perfect reproducibility begs the question: What does a limited edition mean when every bit of microscopic detail of the final print is stored somewhere on an optical disc? Read Indepth Article


"Adaptive Furnishing: Works by M. Angelo Arnold and Amy Youngs"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-04-01 until 2006-04-29

During the month of April, 2006 the Ohio Art League, located in Columbus' Short North, presents Adaptive Furnishing: Works by M. Angelo Arnold and Amy Youngs. Through the comfortable format of furniture, this exhibition presents concepts of metamorphosis, change and subversion.  The artists create custom works that embrace change and present possibilities for adaptation to new, unfamiliar environments and situations.  The Ohio Art League is a nonprofit membership-based organization, dedicated to the presentation and support of Ohio artists. Read Indepth Article


"Assembly: Abby Ferguson and Mary Richards"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-03-04 until 2006-03-25

The Ohio Art League during March 2006 presents works by Abby Ferguson and Mary Richards in an exhibition at the Ohio Art League in Columbus, Ohio. Events are comprised of singular points of time that are strung together to create a continuous narrative. Through these narratives our relationship to the world is formed. Assembly is about the breakdown and reconstruction of space, time and motion to form relationships between the viewer’s perception and the manipulation of the materials that form that perception. Read Indepth Article


"Displaced: Works by Boryana Rusenova Curated by Andrew Ina"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2006-02-04 until 2006-02-25

During February 2006 at the Ohio Art League in Columbus Andrew Ina curates Displaced: Works by Boryana Rusenova. How does one capture a human characteristic in art? Boryana Rusenova’s work consists of made up narratives, where the participants take on the role of the medium that represents them. Using a range of media from oil and water based paint to Xerox transfers and silkscreen, Rusenova’s figurative work is an exploration of human characteristics like fragility, dominance, stability and rejection. Read Indepth Article


"Breaking the Mold: Julie York, Kris Lyons, Alex Hibbitt"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-11-05 until 2005-11-26

 “Breaking the Mold” is an exhibition curated on a simple premise, that of a common material choice – clay, and a specific forming process – the semi industrial process of slipcasting. Kris Lyons, Julie York and Alex Hibbitt use a technique that has, in the vernacular, been linked to the Craft Store ”paint your own ceramics” subgenre, whilst elevating the medium in an intelligent, thoughtful and often witty manner. Each artist relates to the history of both Ceramics and Fine Art through the process that enabled mass production, and the industrialization of the Ceramic industry in their own unique approach – Through appropriation, re-contextualization and refinement. Read Indepth Article


"Cargo: The Middle Passage - Paintings by Ron Anderson"
King Arts Complex - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-09-22 until 2006-12-31

The King Arts Complex of Columbus, Ohio is featuring a triptych in oil on canvas by artist Ron Anderson. The new installation/exhibit is entitled “Cargo: The Middle Passage.” and will be a permanent installation depicting the transfer of slaves from Africa to the Americas. Visitors will be able to experience what the slaves may have experienced inside a slave ship. The Exhibit will showcase three panels that measure 93"x48" (wxh). Read Indepth Article


"Line With Paper: Anja Bruggemann, curator"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-08-06 until 2005-08-27

All artwork for the proposed exhibition requires paper: The making of and with paper by all three artists reflects different formal and conceptual sensitivities; however, a sincere relationship with the same material threads throughout each work. Paper demands respect yet craves to be useful; it is fragile, white, printed, drenched, thin, thick, layered, or constructed. The works’ beaten fibers are compressed and shaped into thick supports; thickly textured sheets are bound together and cut with sharp scissors; long strands are looped into endless scrolls. Handmade paper reflects the trauma of its making as well as the colors and scents its fibers once contained. Read Indepth Article


"Made In Ohio / Diverse Sources"
Riffe Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-07-28 until 2005-10-16

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present an exhibition showcasing the art of Ohio Art League members. Made In Ohio / Diverse Sources will be on view July 28 through October 16, 2005. The exhibition, curated by Annegreth Nill, will feature work from 19 of the organization’s members. Made In Ohio reflects the diversity of the 96-year-old organization by including Ohio Art League artists born between 1930 and 1982, with every decade represented. Generational and individual differences will give visitors an understanding of the sources of and influences on each artist’s creativity. The mixed media exhibition includes traditional mediums such as painting, photography and sculpture with an infusion of digital technology, collage, assemblage and abstraction. Read Indepth Article


"Gary Shaw, curated by John Antjas: Selling Nightmares – Buying Dreams"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-07-02 until 2005-07-30

During July the Ohio Art League presents Gary Shaw, curated by John Antjas: Selling Nightmares – Buying Dreams. John Antjas states, "Gary Shaw is a character I know from school. Grumpy, shy, dyslexic, humble and intense, Shaw has drawn since he was a young kid almost every day. At the desk with his inks, watercolors, and paper, he comes to grips with a crazy world full of ghosts, freaks, regret and irony in a kind of dark comedy." Read Indepth Article


"Babes in Toyland: An Exhibition of Fractured Fairy Tales and Misfit Toys"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-06-04 until 2005-06-25

Upon entering the exhibition, viewers will be immediately filled with the urge to play. The brightly colored pictures of children and childhood imagery alongside the whirling dervish of activity and strange cacophony of sounds evoke the feelings of the playfulness and frenzy of childhood. As they stay a bit longer and look a bit harder however, they will begin to notice that things are not quite right.  The child in the painting has some extra arms, the toy animals have no fur, sounds are coming from disembodied voice boxes, the plush toys are not so huggable and the fairy tales don’t turn out quite right.  What you will come to realize is that this is neither The Wonderful World of Disney nor FAO Schwartz; this is where The Island of Misfit Toys meets the Big Lots discount rack.   Read Indepth Article


"Manipulation of Body and Mind: Artwork by Jody Krevens and Stephanie Sypsa"
Studio Ash - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-06-04 until 2005-07-29

At Studio Ash through July 2005, Manipulation of Body and Mind showcases a unique combination of mixed media photography and performance art by two Columbus CCAD alumni Jody Krevens and Stephanie Sypsa. Krevens and Sypsa illustrate specific acts of physical and mental metamorphosis. Their work manifests tension through the act of translation, as their images are seemingly caught midway in the process of revision. Read Indepth Article


"The View From Dione: A Collaboration with the Perkins Observatory"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-05-08 until 2005-05-27

The View from Dione is a collection of modern day art depicting our knowledge of science as expressed by and through our love of art. Exhibiting artists will be a diverse group of practicing visual artists and amateur astronomers, presented concurrently at Ohio Art League and the Perkins Observatory. Visitors to both opening receptions can view Saturn through telescopes handcrafted by local artisans and through the massive telescope at the observatory. Read Indepth Article


"Ohio Art League Annual Spring Juried Exhibition"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-04-24 until 2005-05-22

On April 24th 2005, the Ohio Art League opened the 95th Ohio Art League Juried Exhibition at the Columbus Cultural ArtsCenter in the center of Columbus Ohio. Curators Dennis Harrington (Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati) and Sara Johnson (Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth) chose from 460 entries by 246 individuals to complete this exhibition. The show contains 76 works of art by 73 Ohio artists, from Columbus, Bowling Green, Marion, Gahanna, Westerville, Granville, Dayton, Pataskala, Zanesville, Canal Winchester, Hilliard, Kingston, Galloway, Carrollton, and Athens. Read Indepth Article


"Domestic Bliss: Paintings by Bridgette Bogle"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-04-02 until 2005-04-30

Bridgette Bogle was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1977, thirty years after the space aliens crashed there and caused such a ruckus.   She has lived in San Antonio, Texas, Rome, Italy, Glasgow, Scotland and Anchorage, Alaska.  Moving to Ohio in 2001, Bridgette was swallowed up in the institution known as the Ohio State University. She received her MFA in Painting in 2003. Bogle’s current paintings are large-scale watercolors based upon the ornamentation of disposable paper products such as paper towels, restaurant napkins, and bathroom tissue. Read Indepth Article


"Viva El Santo! : Trent Marx"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-03-05 until 2005-03-26

Trent Marx uses illustrations and acrylic paint to depict his modern approach to La Luche Libre (the free fighters of Mexico), the country's third favorite spectator sport: Mexican wrestling. Mexican citizens have idolized these masked men as super heroes for more than half a century, through figurines, comic books and movie roles. Marx's paintings of well-known 1950's and '60's wrestling icons, including El Santo (The Saint) show his pop-art vision of what appeals to today's techno-eye. This exhibit offers viewers a glimpse of another culture through the eye of an American artist. Viva El Santo pays tribute to a timeless sport which, simply defined, depicts good against evil. Read Indepth Article


"24 Hour Project: Christopher Helman, Zachary Kelley, Victoria Mahnke"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-02-05 until 2005-02-25

Do you do your best work at the last minute?  Can a truly strong work of art be made in 24 hours?  Ohio Art League opened this unique art experiment on February 5, 2005.  The 24 hour Project investigates the role of time in the creation of art.  This exhibit features artwork by 5 Columbus based artists Christopher Helman, Zachary Kelley, Victoria Mahnke, Tessa Menhenett, and Jason Poteat. Read Indepth Article


"Duncan Hannah's World of Cinema and Daina Higgins' Flaneur"
Rebecca Ibel Gallery Miranova - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-01-13 until 2005-02-26

Rebecca Ibel presents Duncan Hannah's World of Cinema and Daina Higgins' Flaneur in the Miranova Gallery in Columbus, Ohio from January 14 to February 26. The opening on January 14 will include an artists' gallery talk at 6:30. This body of Duncan Hannah’s work - World of Cinema - is a new series of paintings inspired by the artist’s interest in old movies. Concurrently, the gallery is presenting the first solo exhibition of Daina Higgins entitles Flaneur. Read Indepth Article


"African-American Artists of Central Ohio"
Schumacher Gallery, Capital University - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-01-12 until 2005-02-18

The Schumacher Gallery is featuring an exhibition of original oil paintings by local African- American Artists. The exhibit is displayed in The Schumacher Gallery at Capital University and is entitled “African- American Artists of Central Ohio.” Original oil paintings by Ohio artist Ron Anderson will be presented. Read Indepth Article


"Life Observed: Michelle Rozic and Anne Holman"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2005-01-03 until 2005-01-29

In her curator’s statement, Holman writes: "Life, in its essence, is a contemplative observation of the events surrounding each of us; a forming of ideas and opinions about how these things relate to us; and defining our own realities based upon those observations." Acutely tuned to the shifting perspectives occurring daily in life, artists Michelle Rozic and Anne Holman utilize linear forms to depict change. By arranging somewhat ordinary objects and transforming them into a constructed form, both artists aspire to discover their roles in the manipulation of materials to create a mirrored reality. Their processes involve introspective observation and obsessive and intimate relationship with their materials: most significantly the meticulous way in which they work with various metals.   Read Indepth Article


"Wet and Dry: 4x5"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-11-06 until 2004-11-27

OAL is pleased to present Wet and Dry: 4x5, an exhibition of small format photography, to be held in conjunction with the Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference, to be held in Columbus in November 2004. The exhibition title is a reference to the evolution from darkroom to digital processes; it is intended to dovetail with the conference theme, "From Silver to Ink: Past, Present and Future." Read Indepth Article


"Cuba Oriente: Contemporary Painting From Eastern Cuba"
Riffe Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-09-22 until 2004-10-31

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present an exhibition of work by artists from the Oriente (eastern) region of Cuba September 22 – October 31, 2004. Cuba Oriente: Contemporary Painting from Eastern Cuba, a partnership of the Eastern Cuba Cultural Exchange and Meridian International Center, includes 60 exceptionally rich and vibrant works from what is often described as the heartland of Cuban culture. Read Indepth Article


"Works by Stephen Mueller and Rob Wynne"
Rebecca Ibel Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-09-10 until 2004-10-30

The Rebecca Ibel Gallery is delighted to present the rich and sensuous paintings of Stephen Mueller and conceptual pieces by Rob Wynne. Stephen Mueller’s new paintings have a meditative quality blending a contemporary sensibility with interests in Eastern philosophy.  New York Times critic Holland Cotter has described his work as “mysterious without being mystifying, suave but sweet-humored, as art-savvy version of visionary.” RobWynne works as a collector of quotations, excerpting them and placing them into a new context, transforming them into poetic pieces of conceptual art. This exhibition will be open at the Rebecca Ibel Gallery at Miranova through October. Read Indepth Article


"The Forbidden Fruit: Alison Chism, Robert Falcone, Ellen Grevey"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-09-04 until 2004-09-25

From the perfect candy-apple red of Eden’s Tree of Life to the fantastic hallucinatory fruits of Hieronymous Bosch, fruit – the word, the image and the item itself – is dripping with sensual/sexual metaphor. "The Forbidden Fruit" combines the gilded paintings of Robert Falcone with the blown glass sculpture of Alison Chism and Ellen Grevey. Falcone’s paintings are stylized representations of fruits presented in an iconographic fashion. Communicating on multiple levels, his work can be interpreted as portraiture, representations of the body, or even of particular individuals. It is loving and obsessive, almost worshipful. Read Indepth Article


"Redeeming Values: Alternative Speed Graphic Photography by Teresa Saska"
Midwest Photo Exchange, MPX Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-09-01 until 2004-09-28

This collection of photographic images, all from the 4x5 Speed Graphic camera, have been described as ghost-like and ethereal, evoking the strange moodiness of dreams. The lenses vary from high-quality to a simple single element magnifying lens. The ìfilmî, usually print paper of various tone and texture, is processed digitally or with chemical reversal or solarization. The simple lens effect leads the viewerís eye to the more focused center while enticing scant glances toward the ever blurring edges. Print paper negatives come out distinctly high in contrast. Combined with the simple lenses, this effect brings radiance to the central subjects and gives darker backgrounds the texture of storm clouds or a rough sea. Solarization adds another variation, creating bright outlines and mysterious speckled patterns. The common thread thru these images is the appearance of some otherwise hidden characteristics in the subjects, suggesting something spiritual and a sense of continuity with their surroundings. Read Indepth Article


"Columbus Collects: A Thurber Center Gallery Retrospective"
Thurber House Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-08-25 until 2004-09-30

As a part of Thurber House’s 20th anniversary, the Thurber Center Gallery is showcasing work from its first ten years, including art by Aminah Robinson, Marc Simont and Mary Azarian, in Columbus Collects: A Thurber Center Gallery Retrospective. Since 1993, the Thurber Center Gallery has presented 28 exhibits of book-related art by world-renowned artists, illustrators and cartoonists. In addition to Robinson, Simont and Azarian, the gallery has featured work by Academy Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners and Caldecott Medal winners such as Edward Gorey, Jules Feiffer, Steven Kellogg, C.F. Payne and Maira Kalman. All of the art featured in Columbus Collects is from the personal collections of Columbus residents who purchased the art during the original Thurber Center Gallery shows. Read Indepth Article


"Call for Proposals: 2005 Ohio Art League Gallery Exhibition Calendar"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-07-09 until 2004-08-14

The Ohio Art League is accepting exhibition proposals for its Short North gallery for January, February & March 2005. The Ohio Art League gallery presents twelve "Member Curated Exhibitions" (MCE) each year. The League invites its 800+ artists/members to submit written proposals to the exhibition committee and to participate in the jurying process that helps to determine gallery programming. Exhibitions open gallery hop Saturday and run one month. OAL provides color postcard invitations, news releases, an opening reception and a fully staffed gallery in Columbus' arts district. Read Indepth Article


"Tears of Rage: Cyanonegative and New Antiquarian Photography, John Beaver curated by Teresa Saska"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-07-05 until 2004-07-31

The Ohio Art League is pleased to present Tears of Rage: Cyanonegative and New Antiquarian Photography, John Beaver curated by Teresa Saska, in their July Member Curated Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view July 3 - 31. John Beaver writes:  "I have always been fascinated by the beyond-the-snapshot possibilities of photography. For much of my photography I use a unique process that combines cyanotype – one of the oldest of photographic processes - with homemade cameras and modern digital scanning and printing. " Read Indepth Article


"Yek: Cabriolet (from Vegas to Columbus) and Melissa McGill: The Othersiders"
Rebecca Ibel Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-06-10 until 2004-07-31

The Rebecca Ibel Gallery presents two exhibitions in the High Street gallery during Juen and July. Yek: Cabriolet (from Vegas to Columbus)is an exhibition of new abstract paintings on horizontal, irregularly shaped canvas, a departure from the previous series of square warped panels. Melissa McGill: The Othersiders brings us an exhibition of the New York based artist, featuring new photographs and sculpture. Read Indepth Article


"Yek: Cabriolet (from Vegas to Columbus) and Melissa McGill: The Othersiders"
Rebecca Ibel Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-06-10 until 2004-07-31

The Rebecca Ibel Gallery presents two exhibitions in the High Street gallery during June and July. Yek: Cabriolet (from Vegas to Columbus) is an exhibition of new abstract paintings on horizontal, irregularly shaped canvas, a departure from the previous series of square warped panels. Melissa McGill: The Othersiders brings us an exhibition of the New York based artist, featuring new photographs and sculpture. Read Indepth Article


"S/Parcel: Photography of Robert Metzger"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-03-06 until 2004-03-27

The Ohio Art League is pleased to present the work of Robert Metzger in their February 2004 MCE, S/Parcel. Curated by Zach Waymer, the Photography of Robert Metzger will be on view March 6 - 27.  Metzger's works are depictions of chaos, fabricated patterns, implied textures, depth and other interpretations that are most often left up to the discernment of the audience, but simultaneously seem intent on establishing associations with more representational imagery. Read Indepth Article


"John Antjas: Prose"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-02-09 until 2004-02-28

The Ohio Art League is pleased to present the work of John Antjas in their February 2004 Member Curated Exhibition, Prose. John Antjas has been seeing with only one eye, "solo," mono-optic, since his birth. He brings a single-pointedness, a slow and patient seeing to his process and to his photographs. His images manifest in the viewer the isolation of their location and subject matter, as well as their photographer. Antjas shoots a 4x5 view camera, with which a tripod cannot be used, often alone in locations where most people would not slow down, let alone stop to observe. Read Indepth Article


"Mabi Ponce de Leon: Fertile Ground"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2004-01-01 until 2004-01-31

The Ohio Art League is pleased to present the work of Mabi Ponce de Leon in the January 2004 MCE, Fertile Ground. When she was pregnant with her daughter, Mabi  Ponce de Leon stopped painting larger oils in favor of smaller, less toxic mixed media materials.  This, along with an exploration of her recent experiences, has lead to more intimate images about the physical and emotional changes involved in motherhood.  Ponce de Leon’s mixed media works explore mother-goddess, nature-based images as they relate to personal experiences.  Suggesting a dialogue with mother earth principles, her palette and textures allude to natural forms.  The lines and textures are reminiscent of rich, furrowed earth.  The shapes in her work evoke seed pods, shells, and other life-giving forms. Read Indepth Article


"Intricate Spaces: Cut Paper Assemblages by Roxanne Smith-Mansell"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2003-12-06 until 2003-12-27

Roxanne Smith-Mansell has been exploring paper as a medium for building layered box constructions. Trained as a printmaker, she has always been attracted to the three-dimensional quality of printing plates. Her new work combines her love of three-dimensional surfaces, watercolor, and cut paper with her interest in fractal designs and architectural features. These small intricate window constructions feature the shapes and spaces of natural geometry and architectonic forms.  Because of their small scale and high degree of detail, the pieces require the viewer’s intimate involvement. Read Indepth Article


"Handful of Earth: Landscapes - Sublime to Abstract by"
Michael Orr Gallery - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2003-11-10 until 2003-11-26

During the month of December, the Michael Orr Gallery presents paintings by Richard Clem in the exhibition entitled Handful of Earth: Landscapes - Sublime to Abstract. Often choosing landscapes, I create harmony with colors inspired by natures hues. No matter how I compose the view before me, no matter how vast the vista, no matter how grand natureís statement, when itís all said and done, all I have captured is a Handful of Earth, states the artist. Read Indepth Article


"Splice: A Collaboration Between Chris Kaczmarek and Heather Mims"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2003-11-01 until 2003-11-29

Splice: a slice, a cut, a joining; a memory joined with the present, juxtaposing the real, the remembered, and what remains. This collaboration between Chris Kaczmarek and Heather Mims addresses the temporary nature of human presence, the recorded history of movement in space, and the overlaying of physical reality with recorded reality.  A physical and auditory environment will be created in the gallery space. At the opening, a choreographed dance-based performance will interact with the environment and be recorded on video. The recorded interaction will then be projected onto the environment after the event. Read Indepth Article


"Francis Schanberger: The Close-up World of Dr. Frangst"
Ohio Art League - Columbus, OH, USA United States of America - 2003-09-06 until 2003-09-27

The Ohio Art League is pleased to announce its September 2003 Member Curated Exhibition, The Close-up World of Dr. Frangst, the photography of Francis Schanberger, curated by Bridgette Bogle. In his photographs of Dr. Frangst, the artist stages himself as his own subject, but circumvents the direct self-portrait by adopting this scientist-persona. Dr. Frangst, gentleman and naturalist, has definite similarities to the real Francis Schanberger. Read Indepth Article


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