GUIDE TO THE GALLERIES

in the SHORT NORTH

and nearby advertising galleries

Gallery Hops are the first Saturday of every month.
Shops and galleries between Goodale and Fifth Avenue stay open late for this festive event.

Hops start at noon and continue to 10 pm or later, but galleries and shops are open most every day

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MARCH/APRIL 2016

Drawings by Henry Hess at Lindsay Gallery

BRANDT-ROBERTS GALLERIES, 642 N. High St., 614-223-1655. Hours: T-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4. MAR: Seasonal Awakening: Dormant No More: New works by over a dozen contemporary artists presented alongside recent historic acquisitions with charming representations of the spring season. APR: Stuart Fink: Forged Union: A retrospective. For the past six decades, Ohio artist Stuart Fink has created large-scale public works, small scale assemblages, sculptures and paintings, and recently small two-dimensional drawings due to a peripheral nervous system disorder, limiting him to only the use of a compass and ruler. A chance meeting with a collector renewed his ability to create three-dimensional works. By using Fink’s sketches, intended as templates for larger sculptures, his collector uses his access to his Columbus manufacturing company to fabricate Fink’s works. We are pleased to present this exhibition featuring the inspiring relationship between artist and collector. Opening reception Fri., Apr. 8 from 5:30-8p. 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. 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 Harvey Littleton, William Morris, Dale Chihuly, and Lino Tagliapietra. More exhibits: Melvin Edwards: Five Decades. (ends 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, his Fragments are abstract yet evocative, summoning a range of artistic, cultural, and historical references. Spin Art (ends AUG 21) Spin Art features memorable examples of vinyl record album cover designs. Album covers show how the crossover between music and visual arts can inspire creative innovation. Selected record covers define the visual identity of a musician, record label, or musical genre. Also included are album covers that are the result of close collaboration between graphic designer and musician. The exhibition showcases albums by musicians including Pink Floyd, Funkadelic, Run the Jewels, and Sonic Youth, to name just a few. And designs by Andy Warhol, Roger Dean, Winston Smith, Gerhard Richter, and many more artists. CMA partnered with local Spoonful Records owners Brett Ruland and Amy Kesting to identify and acquire the works in this exhibition. www.columbusmuseum.org

CREATIVE PLUG, THE, 1253 N. High St. Art and event space/boutique. MAR: Artists transform the walls with public art each month during Look Out Graffiti Jam. Current featured artist is James Lim. APR: Look Out Fools, showcasing over a dozen different artists. www.thecreativeplugcolumbus.com

HAIKU POETIC FOOD & ART, 800 N High St, 614-294-8168. MAR: New work by Maxx McEvoy APR: Noah Markoe www.haikushortnorth.com

HAMMOND HARKINS GALLERIES, 641 N. High St. 614-238-3000. Gallery Hours: T-Sat 10-6, Sun 1-5. Through MAR 20: Group Show Featuring Carol Stewart presented in conjunction with Carol Stewart: Tablescapes at the Faculty Club at OSU, which is on view through April 29. MAR 25 - MAY 1: Paul Hamilton: The Beginnings of Journeys. Opening reception Fri., March 25 from 5 – 8 pm. Closing reception: Sun., May 1, 1 – 5 pm with an Artist Talk at 2 pm. Please RSVP for Artist Talk by Sat., April 23 at gallery@hammondharkins.com or at (614) 238-3000. Visit www.hammondharkins.com

JOSEPH EDITIONS, 17 W. Russell St., 614-280-4223. Hours: T-F 12-6p, Sat 12-5p. MAR/APR: 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. He completed his education and began his photographic career as an assistant at Studio 10/10. Visit www.josepheditions.com

JUNG ASSOCIATION GALLERY, 59 W 3rd Ave., 614-291-8050. T-Sat 11-2 (call first) or appt. Ends MAR 26: Members Invitational: New directions and interpretations by eight JACO members. Each artist is presenting 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. APR 15 – JUN 25: Meditations in the Underbelly: photographs found while crawling on my stomach: Sydney Schardt transforms the ordinary and commonplace into abstract realism through close-up images, hyper-macro, of things seen only with the aid of a camera. Reception on Sat., May 14 from 12:30-2:30p. Visit www.JungCentralOhio.org

LINDSAY GALLERY, 986 N High St, 614-291-1973. W-Sat 12-6, appt. MAR: Atmos: featuring paintings of Steve Ehret. A self-taught painter, Ehret is inspired by the natural world, taking in his surroundings on year-round trail runs. He makes careful observations of moss spreading over a fallen tree or plants reaching towards the sun. The mental notes of these Darwinian scenes inspire the phantasmal settings of his paintings. His goal is not realism but rather a sense of gravity. Ehret hopes that viewers suspend reality and lose themselves within these new habitats. Atmos is an apt name for this most recent body of work. The paintings seem to glow, emanating a sense of wonder, but also an air of seclusion. Discovering something new is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying. Ehret recently move to Columbus. Atmos is his introduction. APR: Drawings by Columbus artist Henry Hess. Henry Hess is an artist with autism who has used drawing as a primary means of communicating his identity for most of his life. At only 15 years old, Hess is already known for his exuberant renderings of characters and props from his favorite musicals, including Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang, The Wizard of Oz, and Mary Poppins to name just a few. Hess composes small character constructions in paper and marker, which are made to be held in the hand and transported in one of the many tote bags he carries at all times. In addition to drawing with pencil and markers, he uses oil pastels, and has ventured into the world of 3D design. Although Hess rarely speaks aloud, his work seems to speak for him, a tendency his parents have encouraged by providing him with a studio space and materials. He is ambivalent about showing his work and only agrees to part with select pieces! Reception Fri., Apr. 1, 6-9p. Visit www.lindsaygallery.com

MARCIA EVANS GALLERY, 8 East Lincoln St, 614-298-8847. T-Sat 11-5, occasional Sundays and by appointment. MAR: Celebrating her gallery’s 10th anniversary with Erik Horvath and Kate Morgan. APR/MAY: Annette Poitau’s new paintings. Opening reception on Fri., APR 1 from 5:30 - 8:30p. Visit www.marciaevansgallery.com

*OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM, 1665 W. 5th Ave., 614-486-4402. M-F 10-5, Sat-Sun 1-4. Equality - thru MAR 26: Figurative ceramics by members of the group Women Ceramic Sculptors focuses 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. MAY 1 - JUN 19: Best of 2016 - 33rd annual juried exhibition showcasing works in clay, glass, fiber, wood, metal and mixed media by Ohio Designer Craftsmen artists. 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. Through 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. EVENTS: Open Figure Drawing Wednesdays thru Mar. 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. APR: Artists of the Winding Road A-Z: Painters, ceramicists, and sculptors from Athens to Zanesville create a wide range of contemporary art and fine craft. Seven of those artists come together in Artists of the Winding Road A-Z, curated by Susan Gottlieb of Zanesville. OPENING RECEPTION| Thurs., April 7, 5–7 p.m. CURATOR’S TOUR by Susan K. Gottlieb on| Fri., April 8, noon–1 p.m. More information at 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 an artist whose work has been collected in depth by the Pizzuti’s over the past 20 years, spanning the entire career of the artist who began as Robert Beck and continued under his changed name of Buck. 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 (Thru 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. MAR: Year of Wince: New and Old Works by Charles Wince. APR: Hummers photographs by Richard Northrup from April 2 through May 29. The pm 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

RIVET GALLERY, 1200 N. High St., 614-294-8697. T-Sat 12-7; Sun 12-5. MAR: Destroy Everything: a solo exhibit featuring the kaiju inspired artwork of Ohio artist Jeff Lamm. This show will encompass new original ink illustrations as well as a very limited edition (1/1) vinyl toy. During the month, a limited edition enamel lapel pin and letterpress print will be released. APR: Watercolor artwork of California artist Dan Goodsell. Opening reception on April 2 from 7-10pm with exhibit on display through April 30.

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. MAR: Kelley O’Brien and Anthony Warnick. O’Brien’s photos and videos tell the history of a landfill in the Phillipines’ capital city. Her work mythologizes the landfill’s creation, growth and current existence as a force of overpowering capitalism. Warnick’s appropriations examine the effects of deregulation and privatization in the US since the 1980s. He has taken artistic projects from the last 50 years of art history and reconfigured them, calling attention to the collaborative nature of culture. Artists talk Sat., Mar 26 at 2:30. APR: Christie Blizard and Jonathon Engelien. 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. MAR: Concentration 8: Annual group exhibition by select Fort Hayes Arts and Academic AP High School Art students. Artworks by advanced placement high school art students have been curated by Teresa Weidenbusch into this venue for the eighth consecutive year. APR: Group Show: Selection of First Year MFA Candidates from The Ohio State University. Gallery Hop Opening Reception April 2, 6-10pm. 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. MAR: Salon Exhibit of gallery artists. APR: Rachel Stern and Ruth Gless. R + R - Interludes: The women paint together, and the exhibit will be filled with new paintings by both talented artists. Reception Fri., April 1 from 6-8. MAY: New works of Amanda Hope Cook. Artists reception Fri., May 6 from 6-8. Visit www.sharonweissgallery.com

SHERRIE GALLERIE, 694 N High St, 614-221-8580. T-F 11-6; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5. MAR/APR 12: Christian Faur: Waxed Fruit. Internationally acclaimed encaustic artist and Ohio native Christian Faur delivers a fresh collection of captivating and cerebral work. APR 17 - MAY 29: Master craftsman and accomplished artist Ron Isaacs fills the gallery with exquisite and graceful compositions made entirely from acrylic on birch plywood. Visit www.sherriegallerie.com

SHORT NORTH TAVERN, 674 N High St, 614-221-2432. MAR: Ross Parker. APR: W.C. Hemming

STUDIOS ON HIGH, 686 N High St, 614-461-6487. Daily 12-6, Sun 1-6. MAR: Global Community: What We Have in Common: This show is part of the gallery’s juried Hit The Hop Series for emerging local artists. APR: Poetically Inspired: The gallery’s first show creatively pairing artists and poets in honor of National Poetry Month. This unique exhibition pairs each artist with a poet, where the artist creates an original work, inspired by the poet's words. Fifteen pieces, ranging from oils and acrylics to glass and ceramics, will be showcased alongside their respective poems, providing patrons the opportunity to explore the synergy and contemplate the interpretation. Visit www.studiosonhigh.com

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