in the SHORT NORTH
and adjacent advertising galleries
BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. JAN/FEB: Brandt-Roberts Galleries will featuring new historic work this January and February. Mid-century paintings from Scandinavia and the United States will be on display, including pieces by Eric With and Eli Fransen. In addition, new seasonal works by our 30 represented contemporary artists and estates will be on exhibition. Visit www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com
*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. Regular Hours: T-W, Th 10-8:30, F 10-5, S-S 10-5:30. For the past four years, CMA and Thurber House have awarded the Graphic Novelist Residency to an artist who demonstrates an experimental approach to creating comics and graphic novels. Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition: Eleanor Davis (ends FEB 14). Eleanor Davis has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 award which includes a three-week residency at Thurber House. Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. A collection of her short comics for adults, “How To Be Happy,” is available from Fantagraphics Books. She has produced two graphic novels for kids: The Secret Science Alliance and The Copycat Crook which she created with her husband Drew Weing. Glass Magic: Then and Now (ends MAY 1). This exhibition presents ancient luminescent beakers, cosmetic jars, and jewelry on loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority juxtaposed with exquisite examples from the museum’s collection including 19th -century art nouveau vases and bowls and studio art glass by modern and contemporary masters including Harvey Littleton, William Morris, Dale Chihuly, and Lino Tagliapietra. More upcoming exhibits: Melvin Edwards: Five Decades: (FEB 12 - MAY 8) A retrospective of the renowned American sculptor Melvin Edwards. Working primarily in welded steel, Edwards is perhaps best known for his Lynch Fragments, an ongoing series of small-scale reliefs born out of the social and political turmoil of the civil rights movement. Incorporating tools and other familiar objects, such as chains, locks, and ax heads, Edwards’s Lynch Fragments are abstract yet evocative, summoning a range of artistic, cultural, and historical references. Spin Art (February 19 – June 26, 2016) VISIT www.columbusmuseum.org
HAIKU POETIC FOOD & ART, 800 N High St, 614-294-8168. JAN: (This year's Columbus Underground Artist of the Year). Abandoned Habitat - Christopher Burk documenting in ink the forgotten properties of urban Columbus neighborhoods. FEB: Ardor (Latin for Passion), 12 images by Kyle Asperger reflecting his passion for photography.
The perfect moment
Seeing life as a picture
Each step, something new.
He is distracted
Oh, he has his camera
He can come meet us.
One click at a time
Many a moment captured
How can I stand out?
You can't please them all
If you feel it in your heart
Don't you dare slow down.
Always learning more
Inspired by so many
I smile, when you smile.
- Kyle Asperger
HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 641 N. High St. 614-238-3000. Gallery Hours: T-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. JAN 15 - FEB 21: Another World and Other Works. An exhibition of new work by Dennison W. Griffith. Presented in conjunction with Another World at the Beeler Gallery at CCAD. Organized by Michael Goodson in collaboration with Dennison Griffith, the CCAD exhibit is on view through March 31. Opening reception at Hammond Harkins Galleries is on Fri., Jan. 15, 5-8p. Visit www.hammondharkins.com
JOSEPH EDITIONS, 17 W. Russell St., 614-280-4223. Hours: T-F 12-6p, Sat 12-5p. JAN/FEB: To Paris, with love: Photos of Grégoire Moulin. Born in Paris, Moulin spend much of his childhood in South Africa. His family returned to France where hecompleted his education and began his photographic career as an assistant at Studio 10/10. His love of paris is evident in “To Paris, with love.” Visit www.josepheditions.com
JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. JAN 16 - MAR 26: Members Invitational: Join us to explore new directions and interpretations offered by eight JACO members, each of whom has previously presented solo exhibits at the gallery. Each artist is invited to present their most recent works in collage, oil, mixed media, photography, watercolor. Exhibiting artists include Claire Bauza, Michael Bauza, Gus Brunsman, Jeanne Grossetti, Reid Huntley, Lisa Kreischer, Merry Norris, Kim Elliott, Sydney Schardt. Opening reception is Sat., Feb. 13, 12:30-2p. Visit www.JungCentralOhio.org
LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. JAN: Ashley D. Pierce. A new exhibit of painted and carved wooden panels. She had her first show last year and it sold out opening night. FEB: Featured selections from gallery artists. www.lindsaygallery.com
MADE AND CO. GALLERY, 1196 N. High St. Streetware designer Ngockhanh Van Ngo divides the space between apparel and art. Dancing Silhouettes: Ohio-based music artist Bruce Slaughter uses photography to visually convey the concepts in his music. Illustrating the hopeful spirit of a people in harsh communities, the exhibit explores the concept of identity. More so the discrepancies of who we are versus who we want to be. Bruce joined forces with photographer Maggie Holmgren, a student at CCAD finishing her senior year. The duo captured unique poses in a vibrant studio setting. Often instructing the subjects to hold uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time, thus revealing the versatility of their untrained bodies. This photo series was created to prompt the release of the “Dancing Silhouettes EP” which is set to release in February of 2016.
MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5, occasional Sundays and by appointment. JAN: Salon show of gallery artists. FEB: The Dance, Will Shively’s photographs of the Ballet Met from 1980 to 2010. Opening Fri., Feb. 5, The Dance is a reflection of much that makes us human. It moves, entertains, and provokes us with grace, drama, emotion, beauty, rhythm, wit, passion, strength, dynamics, and serenity. For all the lasting emotions we derive from dance, it exists only in the moment. Will captures these ephemeral points in time while adding his own dimension to create an image that did not exist before….yet lives for all time. - Gerard Charles, former artistic director for Ballet Met Columbus. www.marciaevansgallery.com
*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. ART STUDIO CLEARANCE SALE is January 30-31 at the Ohio Expo Center. Equality - FEB 7 - MAR 26: Figurative ceramics by members of the group Women Ceramic Sculptors will focus on the societal issue of equality. Among those exhibiting their work are Ohio artists Janis Wunderlich and Jenny Mendes, along with artists from across the country. Visit www.ohiocraft.org
*OHIO ARTS COUNCIL’S RIFFE GALLERY, State and High Downtown, 614-644-9624. M - W and F 10-6, Th 10-8, Sat 11-4, closed Sun. JAN 28 - MAR 26: Go Figure: From surreal to hyper-real, Go Figure showcases 13 Ohio artists' explorations of the human form as a narrative vessel, telling profound stories about what it means to be human. Curated by Ohio University Dean Emeritus Charles McWeeny. Artists include Juliellen Byrne, Isabel Farnsworth, Clotilde Jimenez, James Oberschlake, Frank Oriti, Emil Robinson, Laura Sanders, John Sousa, Greg Spaid, Ed Valentine, Art Werger, Pheoris West, and Jayme Zents. EVENTS: Opening Reception Thurs., Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m. Mingle with the artists, curator, and other enthusiasts at the public opening reception. Curator's Tour | Fri., Jan. 29, 12-1 p.m. Ohio University Dean Emeritus and ceramic artist Charles McWeeny will give an in depth tour discussing topics from artists inspirations to his personal thoughts on the figure. Open Figure Drawing | Wed., Feb. 3-Mar. 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Columbus-based artist Mary Jane Ward will lead fun, free, informal explorations of the human figure through drawing. Open to all levels of experience. Check out a class during your lunch break, engage in all eight sessions, or simply observe the artistic process in action. Supplies, including easels and pencils, as well as a live model will be provided free of charge. Registration not required; space is limited to 10 participants on a first come, first served basis. Handwritten Love Writing Workshop | Thurs., Feb. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Create a Valentine in poetry for a special "figure" in your life with OAC Artist in Residence Amy Greenberg. Art supplies will be on hand to adorn your prose. Register in advance January 29-February 9. Stop-Motion Goes Mobile Family Workshop | Sat., Feb. 20, 2-4 p.m. Construct a miniature theatre set to serve as the background for stop-motion short animated videos. OAC Artist in Residence Kate Stenger will lead participants through using the free app Vine. Bring your imagination, storytelling skills, and smart phone or tablet. This workshop is geared toward children ages 6 and up. All children must be accompanied by registered adult. Register in advance Jan. 29-Feb. 16. All gallery events are free and open to the public. www.riffegallery.org
PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: F-Sat 11-5. Robert Buck: States of America (Thru JUL 30, 2016) Solo exhibition of Robert Buck, an artist whose work has been collected in depth by the Pizzuti’s over the past 20 years. The works span the entire career of the artist who began as Robert Beck and continued under his changed name of Buck. The drawings, sculpture, video and installation work reflect the artist’s sensitive investigations into how we respond to the diverse social and cultural challenges today. Like no one else, Buck offers a poetic and compassionate reflection on highly charged American experiences. Us Is Them (SEPT - APR ‘16) 70 paintings, sculptures, photographs and video by a group of 37 international artists whose work confronts issues of politics, religion, and racism – timely and potent issues of social justice and international current affairs organized geographically with a section dedicated to artists with roots in Africa and the Caribbean revealing a focus on the persistent legacy of colonialism. Galleries devoted to Chinese artists include works that address individual voices in a vast society. Artists from the Middle East contemplate religious freedoms and fights for equality while American artists address continuing racism and bigotry. The Pizzuti Collection is a non-profit exhibition space presenting contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. Visit: www.pizzuticollection.org
PM GALLERY, 1190 N High St, 614-299-0860. Hours: T-Wed 11-6, Th-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5. JAN/FEB: Hot Pots For Cold Nights - Revisited by Kevin Russell. Visit www.pmgallery.com
RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. JAN: The XO Show, works by Renee Lawter who has been creating incredible creatures for over 20 years. She currently lives with her husband Jeff and her Boston Terrier, Zero, in Los Angeles. Her career began at Tyco Toys and MATTEL Toys creating for Disney and Pixar properties. Her artwork is sought after by famous Hollywood types such as Danny Elfman and Bobby Lee of MAD TV. FEB: Be My Valentine group show. Visit www.rivetart.com to read more about the artists
ROY G BIV GALLERY for Emerging Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 997 N High, 614-297-7694. W-F 3-6, Sat 1-5. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world. JAN: Annual Small Works Exhibition featuring artwork smaller than 1 x 1 x 1 ft. by member artists. FEB: Allison Craver and Kirsten Stolle. Artist Talk Feb 27 - 2:30 p.m. Also JAN 19-FEB 19: ImageOHIO 16, the 16th annual exhibition of the best photo, video and digital art by Ohio artists at Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd. This year's juror Luke Stettner (Ohio University) selected 41 works by 28 artists. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, from 9 am - 4 pm. Artists' Panel Discussion: Friday, Feb. 19, from 1 - 2 pm. Visit www.roygbivgallery.org
SEAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY OHIO, 815 N High St, Ste H&N, 614-291-5890. 1st Sat. 6-10. Reg. Hrs: Sat 1:30-3:30, W-F 3:30-5:30, and M-Sun by appt. JAN: Dana Lynn Harper: Sweet Spot. Mixed media sculpture. "(I am) painting with objects, (making) assemblage works that transform everyday plastics and trash into magical worlds of wonder and mystery." Harper recieved her MFA in sculpture from Penn State (2013) Her work was selected for the Short North's 2015-16 Blank Spaces Temporary Mural Project, and sponsored by ROY G BIV Gallery who will host a solo show of her work in Sept 2016. FEB: The Fifth Annual Young Hearts Juried Exhibition: The Color of Love an All-CCAD Student Exhibit, selections by guest juror Dana Lynn Harper; Gallery Hop Opening Reception, February 6, 6-10pm. Young Hearts is an annual all-media juried exhibit open to all BFA and MFA candidates from the Columbus College of Art & Design. Past jurors have included Chris Taylor, Erika Carey, Jeffrey Cortland Jones and Kim Webb. Best of Show and other awards are presented during the opening reception. www.seanchristophergalleryohio.com
SHARON WEISS GALLERY, 20 E Lincoln St, 614-291-5683 or 614-252-5137. Open Th 12-4, F-Sat 12-5, Sun 1-4. JAN: Salon Exhibit. FEB: Mural artist, Michael Guinane talk at 4p on Gallery Hop Saturday. Michael's Paris France street scene paintings will be on exhibit throughout February. . Visit www.sharonweissgallery.com
SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. JAN/FEB: No Boundaries : Art as Jewelry, Jewelry as Art. Opening Reception, Sun., Jan 17, 1-4pm. Contemporary wearable art from 20 national artists. The collection blurs the lines between art and jewelry, engaging viewers with both striking visual appeal and enticing interactive allure. An exciting and diverse array of materials and techniques will be represented, including spectacular pieces by Biba Schutz, Karen Gilbert, Ford Forlano, David and Roberta Williamson, and many more. Curated by Margaret Wunderlich, assistant director, Sherrie Gallerie. Visit www.sherriegallerie.com
SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. JAN: Mike Slavin. FEB: Katie Holfacker MAR: Ross Parker APR: W.C. Hemming
STONE VILLAGE CHURCH GALLERY, 139 E. Second Ave., 614-579-5493. JAN: The Time Between: New works by Katie Hofacker. The work in this show explores the shifting dynamics of life from the past, future, and all the time in between. My preferred medium of photo transfers, acrylic paint, and resin allows me to create work that seems like a throwback to a time before photoshop, when photos were manipulated by hand. I collect images from the past, and recombine them into scenes that are timeless representations of life. To me, there is no better way to illustrate life than by using a diverse collection of snapshots from life itself. www.stonevillagechurch.org
STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. JAN: Small Treasures FEB: Celestrial/Terrestrial: Kim Covell Maurer’s recent work in encaustic alternates between aerial and ground views of daily, personal treks and moments. Ephemeral pieces of information such as maps, phone book pages, and newspaper articles once used to help navigate throughout the day are covered and obscured in layers of encaustic wax while featuring more lasting imagery of orchids and the milky way. Visit www.studiosonhigh.com