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Aminah Robinson, The Vision of Elijah Pierce,
Your Life is a Book, acrylic, colored pencil on paper, framed 60 ½ x 27 inches. On view at Hammond Harkins Galleries January 9 through March 4. See listing for description and special events on February 17 (Carole Genshaft book signing) and February 25 (Michael Rosen talk).
BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. JAN: Featuring new seasonal works by five new represented artists: Jane Carney, Chicago, IL; Teri Dryden, Louisville, KY; Jeffrey Hirst, Chicago, IL; Jolene Powell, Marietta, OH; Nick Reszetar,Ypsilanti, MI. FEB: New wood relief works by Gabriel Gaffney Smith. Smith is a professional musician, a dancer with BalletMet, and a successful visual artist. Visit www.brandtrobertsgalleries.com
*COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, 480 E. Broad St., 614-221-6801. Open: T-W 10-5, Th 10-9, F-Sun 10-5. Family Pictures: (FEB 16 - MAY 20) explores the ways in which black photographers and artists have portrayed a range of familial relationships, from blood relatives to close-knit neighborhoods to queer communities. The exhibition gathers photographic series, installations, and videos by an intergenerational group of artists, including John Edmonds, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Deana Lawson, Lorraine O’Grady, Gordon Parks, Sondra Perry, Ming Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems. Their images of family life often maneuver between intimate, everyday stories and broader political realities, between the universal human condition and the particular histories of race in the U.S. A touchstone for several of the artists in the exhibition is the work of Roy DeCarava (American, 1919-2009). Coming of age in Harlem during the 1940s, DeCarava reacted against what he saw as superficial stereotypes and “sociological” studies of his neighborhood by mostly white outsiders. With the aid of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1952, he set out to create expressive photographs of life in his community, eventually publishing 140 pictures along with text by Langston Hughes in The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), a fictional family album that captures intimate moments of domestic life both in Harlem and seemingly everywhere. CMA Head of Exhibitions and William J. and Sarah Ross Soter Associate Curator of Photography Drew Sawyer organized the exhibition. Beyond Impressionism – Paris, Fin de Siecle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and Their Contemporaries. (Ends JAN 21). In partnership with The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain. CMA is the only U.S. venue for this exhibition. Featuring approximately 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and works on paper, it explores the Parisian art scene, focusing on the most important French avant-garde artists of the late 19th century. James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland (Ends FEB 18) spans the career of James Hopkins (1877-1969) and highlights his innovative paintings depicting the Cumberland mountaineers of Appalachian Kentucky, called the Cumberland Suite, created between 1915 and 1919 and brought him national recognition. These works, depicting subsistence farmers, traveling preachers, and children living in the Kentucky mountains south of Cincinnati, prefigure Regionalist and American Scene painting that emerged later. Hopkins taught at OSU from 1923–48, becoming chair of the art department and raising its stature to national prominence. He was a well-known, widely exhibited artist during his lifetime; over a dozen museums hold his works today. This is the first Hopkins retrospective since 1977. Chagalls at CMA (Through MAR 11, 2018) Three superb paintings by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) on loan. Two were created during the period Chagall and his family, like other Jews who were able, escaped the horrors of Nazism and sought asylum in the US. Like so many of his paintings, these are filled with themes of a bride and groom, bouquets of flowers, polychrome cows, and floating figures with bird heads, reflecting a transitional period in his life when, in addition to the trauma of the war, he suffered the loss of Bella, his childhood sweetheart and wife of 30 years. Memories of Bella and Chagall’s love for her permeate these canvasses. After returning to France, Chagall fell in love with and married Vava (Valentine) Brodsky in1952. The third in this group is from this later period when the artist found peace and happiness with Vava in their Mediterranean home in the south of France.. Visit www.columbusmuseum.org
GREATER COLUMUBUS CONVENTION CENTER (GCCC), 400 N. High St. As part of the GCCC’s recent expansion and renovation, the Convention Facilities Authority has acquired artwork by more than 130 local artists. These works display our community’s diversity, openness, and artistic strength to visitors, tourists, and residents alike. The GCCC’s collection includes a dramatic interactive sculpture created by local artist Matthew Mohr unlike any other in the world. The CFA, which owns the convention center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown, Nationwide Arena and four parking facilities, has invested more than $3.5 million to build the largest contemporary collection of Franklin County art.
HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 641 N. High St. 614-238-3000. Gallery Hours: T-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. Small & Wonderful 2017. The holiday tradition continues. ENDS JAN 14: Small & Wonderful: Featuring Laura Alexander and works by Paul Hamilton, Andrew Hendrixson, Kaveri Raina, Mariana Smith, Carol Stewart and others. JAN 19 - MAR 4: Storybooks and Other Narratives: Aminah Robinson and Faith Ringgold: Reception Fri., JAN 19, 5-8 pm. In celebration of one of Robinson’s greatest passions: books and storytelling, this exhibit pairs works of hers with others by her friend Faith Ringgold. Included are a variety of mediums that served as illustrations for books or are otherwise affiliated with books or storytelling and other narratives. SPECIAL EVENTS: Sat., Feb. 17, 10a – 12p. Celebrate the anniversary of Aminah’s birthday with a book signing with Carole M. Genshaft, curator-at-large at the Columbus Museum of Art, and author of Aminah’s World: An Activity Book and Children’s Guide about Artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. Sun, Feb. 25, 2pm., talk with author and collaborator Michael J. Rosen. www.hammondharkins.com
JOSEPH EDITIONS, 17 W. Russell St., 614-280-4223. Hours: T-F 12-6p, Sat 12-5p. Visit www.josepheditions.com
JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. JAN 13-MAR 24: Small is Beautiful 2. Join us for the second all-member exhibit of small works. Members have created art in all genres within the size limitation of 8”x10” including literary art – poetry, prose – as well as painting, photography, fiber, sculpture. We invite you to step into the middle room – find your own stories, excursions, teachings, experiences from the variety of expressive, visionary artworks by Linda Royalty, John Hume, Gus Brunsman, Reid Huntley, Virginia Macali, Sydney Schardt, Beth Bartley, Cara Iacovetta. All are invited to an opening reception with the artists on Sat., Jan. 13, from 12:30-2p. Visit www.JungCentralOhio.org
LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt JAN: Gallery Artists: recent works by gallery artists. IRREGULAR JAN HOURS due to NY show. FEB: TBA, possibly general gallery artist show..www.lindsaygallery.com
MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5, occasional Sundays and by appointment. JAN: Artful Holiday Gifts Extended: Gallery artists creating paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics – all locally made! FEB: The Art of Printmaking: Anne Cushman and Isaure de La Presle Opening reception on Friday, February 2, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. www.marciaevansgallery.com
*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-4. FEB 2-3: Art Studio Clearance Sale: It’s not a starving artist sale! 150 Ohio Designer Craftsmen artists, including some of your Winterfair favorites, offering new work, discontinued designs, overstock and slightly imperfect items at reduced prices. Held at Lausche Building of Ohio Expo Center. Admission $6. children 12 and under free FEB 4–MAR 18: In the Forefront: Emerging Ohio Artists. Exhibition of work in all fine craft media by young artists with a connection to Ohio. .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 25 - APR 14, Quilt National 2017: Produced by the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, Quilt National 2017 is the 20th biennial international juried art quilt competition dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt. Its focus is to provide the viewer with a visual presentation of innovative trends in the medium of layered and stitched fabric. Jurors Nancy Crow, Petra Fallaux, and Art Martin. This show will feature approximately 34 quilts by 34 artists from the original exhibition. EVENTS & PROGRAMMING: Opening Day Exhibition Tour with Jane Forrest Redfern, Thurs., Jan. 25, noon - 1 p.m. Join the Dairy Barn Art Center's executive director for an in-depth tour about the exhibition. Light refreshments served. Words and Valentines with Amy Greenberg, Thurs., FEB 1, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Create poetic and collaged valentines. Register, Jan. 2 - 31. Artist Talk with Kate Gorman, Thurs., FEB 8, 12 – 1 p.m. Hear from a Quilt National '17 artist about her work and career. Narrative Textiles with Kate Gorman,Thurs., MAR 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Experiment with mixed media-fabric, paper collage, and stitching in this visual storytelling workshop. Visit www.riffegallery.org for later workshops. www.riffegallery.org
PIZZUTI COLLECTION, 632 N. Park St., 614-280-4004. Hrs: W, F, and Sat: 11-5; Th 11-8; Sun 12-5. Lines/Edges: Frank Stella on Paper (NOV 17 - APR 28) celebrates Stella’s four-decade-long adventure in printmaking and collage. Over 20 works range from lithographic adaptations of the Black Paintings (1959-60) to magnificent technical experimentations from the 1980s and 90s. Lines/Edges culminates with Moby Dick Deckle Edges, nine large-scale prints that make up part of the artist’s massive multi-year project inspired by Herman Melville’s epic novel. While not a survey in the formal sense, the show allows for a fascinating overview of Stella’s approach to printmaking. It touches on key moments from his career – from minimalist to maximalist – with themes that range from literature to music, travel, art history, auto-racing, and cigar smoking. It celebrates Stella’s capacity for change, his yearn for technical challenges, and his savvy multidisciplinary approach. Pair: Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge (NOV 17 - APR 28) is the inaugural edition in what will be a series of exhibitions juxtaposing the two artists. Glen Baldridge and Alex Dodge experiment sharply and slyly with materials, and this exhibition is an unfolding narrative about their respective processes. Chief Curator Greer Pagano notes, “the works that make up Pair share something of the concealed; there is often an element of hiding, covering, or deflecting. In their variety, these works hint at trickery, trouble, camouflage, or even the construction of ideas that are more fiction than fact. Everything seems to end in a question about subject matter, about process, about the possibility of finding a stability and definitiveness.” Thirty paintings, photographs, prints, and drawing created over the past decade will be on view. 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. The gallery offers work of over 300 North American artisans and artists: Blown glass, pottery for daily use or decoration, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, wooden boxes and cutting boards, bell, chimes, outdoor whimsies – all made by hand in the U.S. or Canada. Visit www.pmgallery.com
ROY G BIV GALLERY for Emerging Artists, a non-profit gallery located at 997 N High, 614-297-7694. JAN: Members' Small Works Show, member artists exhibit work that is 12x12x12 in. or under. It usually has about 100 works from 50 of ROY's members. FEB: ROY will be exhibiting a four-artist group show, Spectrum of ROY: Scott Goss, Nate Ricciuto, Liz Roberts, and Mark Reamy. The first of a four-month series of group shows, the last series of programming in our Short North space. Visit www.roygbivgallery.org
SEAN CHRISTOPHER GALLERY OHIO, 815 N High St, Ste H&N, 614-327-1344. 1st Sat. 6-10. Reg. Hrs: Sat 1:30-3:30, W-F 3:30-5:30, and M-Sun by appt. Ends JAN 27: RELAY, video and sculpture by Melissa Yes featuring devices that relay events and signals rebroadcast over a seemingly endless history of repetitions. Sadness, humor, and critique coexist in these signals retransmitted from the laws of physics, religious and mythological stories, popular culture, social movements, and everyday life. A VIDEO projection of her Dec. 2, 2017 lecture/performance "One and a Thousand Coyotes" will be featured with limited edition prints of still images from the video, COYOTE. Visit melissayes.com. FEB 3-24: Seventh Annual “Young Hearts” all-media exhibit of CCAD student artworks. Theme: The Color of Love. This year’s juror, Melissa Yes, is a Columbus-based artist and currently a recipient of the Second Sight Project Artist Residency through September 2018. There will be a Gallery Hop opening reception
with cash prizes presented. Visit www.facebook.com/seanchristophergalleryohio
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/FEB: Salon shows features recent works by gallery artists. A reception with the exhibiting artists is held during both Gallery Hops. Visit www.sharonweissgallery.com
SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. JAN 21-FEB 25: Internationally known artist Tim Harding makes large-scale textiles out of colorful Chinese silks and other vibrant materials. His work can be found around the world in museums and private collections. This show features a striking new body of work which uses lustrous layers to give the illusion of depth and motion. Visit the gallery website at www.sherriegallerie.com
SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. JAN: Airbrush by Marc Lunn. FEB: Acrylics by Danielle Forbes. Forbes is an artist/illustrator in Columbus. She studied Fine Art and received a Bachelor’s Degree from CCAD in 2008. “My style is illustrative and detailed. I often use animals to bring symbolic meanings to my art, often based on mythology and archetypes. I use art to explore my own strengths and weaknesses of character, hoping others may relate. Making art for me is a meditation and puts me in touch with my Creator. I paint with acrylics, and love the versatility of the medium. My work has started pushing the way I use paint, experimenting with different surfaces and subject matter. I try to paint on upcycled surfaces I find or purchase in thrift stores and garage sales, because of this, you will often find my paintings on wood plaques and other interesting objects. I adore the look of paintings on old forgotten items that might otherwise become garbage.”
STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. ends NOV 13: Columbus: Crowdsourced. Jessica Wojtasek JAN-FEB 15: Winter’s Embrace: Group show. Discover artworks that creatively celebrate the winter months, from images of cold desolation to the fire’s warmth that shields from the gripping freeze. FEB 17 – APR 5: Rooted: Jennifer Jolley Brown. Printmaking is one of her mediums, particularly intaglio. Roots provide a sense of place. They inform our sense of self. We are in a landscape; we also have our own landscapes, made from a collage of what is natural, built, familiar, and longed for. Through this exhibition, artist Jennifer Jolley Brown explores the deeper meaning of being rooted. www.studiosonhigh.com
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