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SHORT NORTH ART GUIDE
DIRECTORY OF SHORT NORTH GALLERIES

OCTOBER 2014

Merry Norris’s Soul Journey, part of the Jung Association gallery exhibition
Photo © Gus Brunsman III

BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours T-F 11-5, Sun 12-4. OCT: Atmosphere and Light: New works by Mark Gingerich. In this new body of work, Gingerich continues the pursuit of achieving a truthful representation of the real world on canvas as well as an emphasis on natural light and color. Reception on Fri., Oct. 3 from 5:30-8pm.  Visit www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com

*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. T-W, Th 10-8:30, F 10-5, S-S 10-5:30. Imagine! The Art of the Picturebook (Ends Nov. 9) explores children’s picturebooks as works of art through examples from the collection of Carol and Guy Wolfenbarger. The original drawings, paintings, prints, and collages represent books from well-known illustrators including Floyd Cooper, Peter Catalanotto, Will Hillenbrand, E. B. Lewis, Barry Moser, Chris Raschka, Aminah Robinson, Maurice Sendak, and Robert Sabuda. The work is presented in groupings of Tall Tales (fiction), True Tales (non-fiction), Tales with Tails (stories/art about animals) and Human Tales (stories/art about social interactions and human nature). Paul-Henri Bourguignon: A 50th-Anniversary Retrospective (Oct. 17, 2014 - Jan. 18, 2015) In 1964, the Columbus Museum of Art held an exhibition of the work of Belgian artist Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906–1988). Fifty years later the museum celebrates the work of this talented visual artist, who was a prolific writer and journalist, a skillful photographer, and an avid observer of the human condition. One critic noted, “When Bourguignon concentrates on faces, the pathos of the human condition stands out.” Bourguignon began his arts studies in Brussels’ Académie des Beaux Arts and then studied art history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His first solo exhibition was at the Galérie d’Egmont in Brussels at age 22. He met his wife, Erika, in Haiti and they settled in Columbus in 1950 after she joined the faculty of The Ohio State University. Today, his widely collected works are found in American museums and in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Columbus Museum of Art. In _ We Trust: Art and Money (Oct. 3, 2014 - Mar. 1, 2015) Money. It is a simple fact of everyday life, as well as, a fundamental principal of our social, political, and economic order. It is a medium of exchange, an index and store of value, and a universal equivalent into which most anything can dissolve. It connects, defines, and divides nations. It is pocket change and dead presidents. It is the key to happiness and the root of all evil. It has no intrinsic value apart from what we’ve given it. Money is an idea, a social contract, and one that depends on frequently-tested collective emotional states like trust, faith, and confidence. With work by more than 20 artists and collectives from diverse international backgrounds, the exhibition In __ We Trust addresses this complex nature of money, as well as, its relationship to art. Works in the exhibition take currency as a material or subject, involve transactions, precious materials, and alternative forms of exchange. Anchored by select pieces from previous decades, the exhibition focuses on work made since the 2008 financial crisis. Artists include JSG Boggs, Sarah Cain, Susan Collis, Moyra Davey, e-flux Time/Bank, Claire Fontaine, Tom Friedman, Meschac Gaba, Ryan Gander, Roger Hiorns, William E. Jones, Komar & Melamid, Gabriel Kuri, Shane Mecklenburger, Cildo Meireles, Ester Partegas, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Superflex, Mark Wagner, Nari Ward, Andy Warhol and Robert Wechsler. Together, they explore issues of representation, value and exchange that have both personal and global impact. Ori Gersht: Still Life (Ends Jan. 4) In partnership with the Pizzuti Collection, the Museum presents an installation of work by highly acclaimed artist Ori Gersht. Born in Israel and based in London, he has created a body of photographic and video work that combines exquisite beauty with memories of violence and historical trauma. Recalling romantic landscapes and 18th-century still life paintings, the work is rich with art-historical allusions, but also suggests ongoing political conflicts. Looking at his work is to feel suspended in time and caught within the layers of history. Concurrent with this exhibition, the Pizzuti Collection will be showing a film series, Ori Gersht: Portraits, three forceful video portraits, each connecting moments of quiet contemplation with violent histories and anguished realities. Visit www.columbusmuseum.org

HAIKU POETIC FOOD & ART, 800 N High St, 614-294-8168. OCT: Rob Jones, found object artist.

JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. OCT: An exhibition to celebrate the Jung Association of Central Ohio's 25th and Richard Sweeney, resident Jungian analyst's 20th Anniversaries! Work in a variety of media by JACO members that includes photography, collage, painting, writing, poetry, etc. that expresses deep appreciation for the years of programs, workshops, exhibits, library access, etc, provided by JACO. In addition, there is recognition of the many outstanding talks provided by Dick Sweeney to JACO members and to the wider Ohio community. This exhibit will close on Saturday, October 25. Visit www.JungCentralOhio.org

LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. OCT: Group show of Ohio artists from yesterday and today. Featuring William Hawkins, Elijah Pierce, Popeye Reed, Ashley Pierce, Morris Jackson, and many more. www.lindsaygallery.com

MAC WORTHINGTON GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 749 N High St, 614-294-7790. Sun 12-5, T-Th 2-7, F-Sat 11-7. OCT: Lucid Dreams featuring the art of: Dusty Alexander, Diane Grumbach, Jessica Hatczel, Brian Marcus, Norm Mieczkowski, Daniel Miller, Vicki Murphy, Su Nimon, Joss Parker, Jan Peyser, Rocco Pisto, Lou Ratliff, Jennifer Shelton, Becky Slonaker, Christine Soliman, Lynn Spaulding, Rona Stelzer, Christopher Wilson, Mac Worthington, and David Yarnall. Reception: Sat., October 18, 6-9pm Visit www.macworthington.com

MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5. OCT/NOV: Atmospheric: New works by Matt Wolcott and Todd Camp. Todd Camp graduated with a BFA from CCAD and is celebrating nearly 30 years as an artist, juror, educator, lecturer, curator, and currently serves as the assistant director at the Cultural Arts Center. His current paintings are about the relationship between sky and color, tantalizing the senses. Matt Wolcott received his BFA from OSU and has been working as a visual artist in Ohio, currently living in Maumee. His strong sense of design and color makes his vibrant abstracts jump off the canvas with artistic motion and rhythm. He works mainly in oil on canvas but also does think oil paintings on paper. Visit www.marciaevansgallery.com to learn more.

*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. Enough Violence: Artists Speak Out (Thru Oct. 26) Featuring work by 14 contemporary artists from around the world, ENOUGH Violence investigates the impact violence has on our lives, and the role the arts can play in restoring peace and security. Discover how creative expression can be used as a tool to process complex emotions and respond to inexplicable events. Feel, heal, transform and be part of the solution.Visit www.ohiocraft.org

*OHIO ARTS COUNCIL’S RIFFE GALLERY, State and High Downtown, 614-644-9624. T 10-4, W,F 10-5:30, Th 10-8, Sat - Sun 12-4. JUL 31 – OCT 19: Sky High is an all-encompassing visual expedition of Earth's vast upper atmosphere known as the sky. The artists in the exhibition use a range of techniques that explore the assorted elements of the sky. From the stunning displays of stars and planets to clouds and tornadoes, this exhibition will encourage you to "look up." NOV 6 - JAN 11: The Urban Landscape: A Tale of Grandeur and Abandonment - Curated by Christine Fowler Shearer, the exhibit explores a variety of artistic perspectives by 16 Ohio artists through original works. On Friday, Nov. 7, Noon - 1 p.m., enjoy a free guided tour of the exhibition led by exhibition curator Christine Fowler Shearer.The 63 pieces reflect the fundamental nature of city life, focusing primarily on Ohio. Artists in the show include: Kelley Booze (Springfield), Christopher Burk (Columbus), Cole Carothers (Milford), Laurence Channing (Cleveland Heights), Bonnie Dolin (Aurora), Frederick Fochtman (Columbus), Ruth Gless (Columbus), Don Harvey (Cleveland Heights), Ron Kroutel (Athens), Michelle Muldrow (Cleveland), Michael Nevin (Akron), Ryan Orewiler (Columbus), Gary Pettigrew (Athens), Will Reader (Portsmouth), Thomas Roese (Cleveland) and John Troxell (Cleveland). Opening reception is Thursday, November 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Join us in the Riffe Gallery for a reading by northeast Ohio poet, author and performer Ray McNiece, followed by an Open Mic session on Thursday, November 20, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Please register for the Open Mic online Nov. 6 - Nov. 18. For more information about Ray McNiece, visit his website. Enjoy a positive experience exploring negative space in a free family workshop with Athens-based artist Ron Kroutel on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ron will lead children ages 6 to 17 and their adult companions in the art of subtractive drawing using photos, memory and objects around us. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space is limited; register online Nov. 6 - Dec. 4. For more information about Ron Kroutel, visit his website. Visit www.riffegallery.org

PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: F-Sat 11-5. NOW-ism: Abstraction Today (September 6, 2014 – June 20, 2015) exhibition of 21st century painting, sculpture, video and furnishings featuring international emerging stars like Sarah Cain, Diana Al-Hadid and Florian Meisenberg and established artists including Columbus’ own art star Ann Hamilton, Jim Hodges, Miami-based Teresita Fernández, Jason Middlebrook, Carrie Moyer and Pia Fries. More than 100 works spanning all three floors of the space. Ori Gersht: Portraits is a film series by the highly acclaimed Israeli-born, London-based artist. Fall 2014, a series of three video portraits will be on view, each connecting moments of quiet contemplation with difficult histories and anguished realties. Ron and Ann Pizzuti have collected Ori Gersht’s work in depth over the last decade, but this focused show concentrates attention on only three films (each nearly 15 minutes in length). The Columbus Museum of Art will host a simultaneous show of Ori Gersht’s photography and other works on loan from Pizzuti Collection. * Evaders, 2009 (on view September 5 – October 11) a poetic and heart-wrenching retelling of Walter Benjamin’s attempt to escape Nazi-occupied France. * Will You Dance For Me, 2011 (on view October 11 – November 15) portrays Yehudit Arnon, a Holocaust survivor and founder of one of the most important modern dance companies in Israel, and her defiance while at Auschwitz. * The Offering, 2013 (on view Nov. 18 – Dec. 27) confronts the glamorous and treacherous world of bullfighting, its dazzling spectacle and often-gruesome outcomes. The Pizzuti Collection is a non-profit exhibition space dedicated to the presentation of 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. OCT/NOV: Autumn Leaves (And Returns Again). This exhibit includes new landscapes and abstract paintings by Michael G. Secrest, a graduate of OSU in Fine Arts and a co-owner of pm gallery. His work is heavily influenced by the transitional season of autumn. The color palette of reds and oranges is saturated and ephemeral. He is also influenced by the saturated tropical palette of Florida, which is more unchanging but sometimes harsh and brutal. Visit www.pmgallery.com

RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. OCT: Featuring Kaitlin Beckett and Zombienose. Opening Gallery Hop reception Sat., Oct. 4 from 7-10pm with complimentary drinks provided by local brewer, The Actual Brewing Company. This exhibition will encompass both 2D and 3D work from both artists. Visit www.rivetart.com

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. OCT: ROY G BIV Gallery presents Crystal Gregory and Luke Ahern. Gregory uses handmade lace to support and suspend cast concrete. Ahern combines diverse materials for his improvisational, abstract installations. Opening Gallery Hop reception on October 4 from 7-10pm.. Visit 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. OCT: Featuring Chris Taylor, a senior lecturer at OSU Newark Campus. Taylor received his MFA in painting from OSU and his BFA in painting from SUNY Purchase. This will be the artist's fifth solo exhibit at Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio since 2006. 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. OCT: Inside/Outside, recent works by Rachel Stern. An artist's reception will be held on Sun., Oc. 5 from 2-4pm. Rachel will be present at Gallery Hop Saturday from 7 to 9pm. Visit www.sharonweissgallery.com

SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. OCT 11-NOV 4: Birthday Party exhibition for Kojo Kamau. Kojo celebrates turning 75 with an exhibition of new photography and some old favorites. Artist reception: Sat., Oct. 11, 5-7 Visit www.sherriegallerie.com

SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. OCT: Rob Jones, abstract art.

STONE VILLAGE CHURCH GALLERY, 139 E. 2nd Ave, 614-579-5493. OCT: On Saturday, October 4 from 5:30-8pm, local artist, Peggy Mintun returns with a new exhibit, The Death of Glitter. In addition to glitter and art, a delicious array of appetizers, desserts and wines will be on hand. The Death of Glitter will be on exhibit at Stone Village through Sunday, October 26. www.stonevillagechurch.org

STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. OCT: Join wearables artist Deb Johnson and mixed media artist Marty Husted at the Gallery Hop for Transitional Explorations on October 4 where they will be available to meet with the public. Visit www.studiosonhigh.com

TERRA GALLERY, 8 E. Poplar Ave., 614-228-4188. M-Sat 12-6p. OCT-DEC: Eclectic Salon Show. We are showing a concurrent exhibition at our new permanent Short North location at the Green Olive Company, 861 N. High. We will also be opening a second permanent gallery located in downtown Old Dublin February 2015. Due to this move, Terra Gallery will have a wide selection of artwork on display at sale prices. Visit www.terra-gallery.com

WHAT THE ROCK?!, 1194 N. High St. 614-294-9428. T-R 12-7, F-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6. RETURN OF THE KILLER CRAFTS! Get creepy for Halloween with a craft show dedicated to the darker side of the creative mind. Presented by What the Rock?!, Return of the Killer Crafts! will feature an invasion of vendors offering an array of handmade items in the holiday spirit, including jewelry, comics, plushies, clothing and original artworks. While perusing various forms of monsters, skulls and other things macabre, guests are invited to play games like "Pin the Arm On the Zombie" for prizes from local businesses with proceeds going to a local charity, and listen to spooky tunes spun by DJ Raymond T. Vinyl while enjoying a beverage in Ethel's Stage Left Lounge. Freaks of all kinds are welcome, and admission is free. Held Sun., OCT 26, 11am to 5p.m. at The Garden Theater 1187 N High St. For more info check out www.whattherock.com or call 614-294-9428.

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