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Printmaking, collage collaborate in ‘New Works’ at the Faculty Club

September 25, 2014
This isn’t the first time alumna Maria Alejandra Zanetta’s art has been a centerpiece in an Ohio State exhibition, although her only other appearance was made 25 years ago. Zanetta, now a professor of Spanish literature and culture at the University of Akron, was one of the first students to be shown in the old Ohio Union’s art gallery Spaces in 1989. Now, her new artwork can be found anew in a current exhibit at the OSU Faculty Club. “I remember it was a big deal for me as a student to exhibit there, and now it is kind of full circle,” Zanetta said. “My works on display now are… Read more

Bronze bucks’ eyes gaze at Columbus scenery on banks of Scioto

September 25, 2014
An artist uses a sketchbook as the blueprint for their creations. Some of these images are possible to make into more extraordinary works of art, but some can be seemingly impossible. This is the inspiration behind “Possible Impossible,” an exhibit at the Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus. Artist and singer Terry Allen is set to display the sketches of his public works that have been commissioned, said Kelly McNicholas, a spokeswoman for the Urban Arts Space. His publicly commissioned works are bronze sculptures, but some of the sketches never became anything more than an idea, so his drawings were taken from his notebooks and framed for the exhibit.  Allen… Read more

Windows open to artistic displays

September 22, 2014
Mote Gallery is a classic art gallery with a twist. Instead of the art hanging on white walls, works are displayed solely in windows. “We’re technically functioning under the same rules,” Felipe Castelblanco, multimedia artist and founder of Mote Gallery, said. “We’re giving an option to the city to reimagine what a gallery is.” The idea started in 2013 when Castelblanco had a residency at Ohio State. After talking to other students, he said their was consensus there were too few spaces to show art in Columbus. Graduate art students were concerned about the amount of opportunities an artist would have to show their work, Castelblanco said. So he decided… Read more

One-off performances highlight Sullivant Hall’s reopening after $31.5 million renovation

September 22, 2014
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After more than three years of renovations, Sullivant Hall officially reopened with performances that highlighted its architectural renovation, as well as life inside Ohio State’s dance culture. “What started as a construction project to provide an appropriate new home for our neighbor, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library Museum, has resulted in a remarkable transformation of Sullivant Hall,” Mark Shanda, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, said. Sullivant Hall — located at 1813 N. High St. — is now officially open for business, following a $31.5 million renovation that lasted more than three years, according to Richard Hall, associate executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The… Read more

Wexners’ private art collection an unusual task to curate

September 22, 2014
“Synthetic cubism” or “early 20th century sculpture” are the kind of qualifiers commonly dividing up galleries in art museums, where it’s typical to neatly catalogue eminent works alongside their stylistic peers. But “Transfigurations,” the Wexner Center for the Arts’ fall exhibit, is markedly different. Though it has handfuls of the kind of big-name pieces a museum might like to count among its permanent collection, it’s not a cohesive exhibit of like-minded works. The reason is simple: It’s a collection not curated from an academic standpoint, but the sum of Les and Abigail Wexner’s decades-long hobby of buying art. To mark the arts center’s 25th anniversary, the paintings and sculptures are… Read more

Exhibit goes from the Wexner living room to the Wexner Center

September 18, 2014
The home of L Brands chairman and chief executive Leslie Wexner and his wife, Abigail, is usually adorned with eminent artworks by Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Alberto Giacometti, but those pieces — along with much of the Wexners’ personal art collection — have found new dwelling, if only temporarily, at Ohio State’s Wexner Center for the Arts. About 60 works of art from the Wexners’ private collection have voyaged to the galleries of the Wexner Center for their first public debut in an exhibition that opens Sunday. The collection is centered on works of Picasso, Dubuffet and Giacometti, with about 15 works coming from each, but art by Susan… Read more

Artists use old caravan to put film into motion

September 16, 2014
A local couple has turned a automobile into a piece of working art. “Caravan: Double Feature” is an upcoming, one-night only cinema event produced by collaboration between Evan Dawson and Paige Phillips, both graduates of Ohio State. The couple took Dawson’s family’s 2001 Dodge Caravan and replaced the headlights with 16-mm projectors. Hosted by the small art gallery Mote 078 Gallery, a film will project from the new headlights Friday onto the side of a building near the Ohio Exterminating Co.’s location at 1347 N. High St. “In the film, you will see us walking in front of a car driving down the road,” Dawson said. “It is a fairly… Read more

Photos to show cancer survivors living ‘Stronger Than Ever’

September 12, 2014
The Ohio State community will soon have the opportunity to learn about the experiences of its young adult cancer survivors through one student’s senior thesis. “Stronger than Ever” is set to be a year-long narrative and photographic project that will showcase young adult cancer survivors in the OSU and Columbus community. Created by Heidi Liou, a fourth-year in fashion and retail studies, the goal of the project is to learn about the experiences of college-aged cancer survivors and offer insight on how they were made it through a difficult time. Her decision to pursue the project as her senior thesis was based on what she experienced when her friends’ loved… Read more

Columbus Museum of Art exhibit frames beauty found in pain

September 11, 2014
Violence and beauty rarely work in conjunction, but Israeli photographer Ori Gersht aims to harmoniously fuse the two.  The Pizzuti Collection, a gallery in the Short North curated from the personal collection of real estate developer Ron Pizzuti and his wife Ann, teamed up with the Columbus Museum of Art for the exhibition “Still Life,” which shares a few pieces of Gersht’s photography and video art that find beauty in places with traumatic history.  “Gersht grew up in a beautiful country with beautiful landscapes, but it was a country marred with war and violence,” said Rebecca Ibel, Pizzuti Collection director and curator.  Many of the pieces in “Still Life” drew… Read more

Urban Arts Space exhibit to expose the art in science

September 5, 2014
A local pathologist has blurred the lines between art and medicine for an upcoming exhibit in downtown Columbus. “Art in the Shadows,” which debuts this weekend at the Urban Arts Space, is a photographic exhibit by a Wexner Medical Center resident pathologist, Amy Joehlin-Price, who has turned microscopic lab samples of biopsies and surgical tissue into large-scale images. “This exhibit came to be because I think what I do as a pathologist is beautiful and under-rated,” Joehlin-Price said in an email.  A pathologist is a physician who observes tissues and examines the accuracy of lab tests to identify a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. “A lot of patients do not see… Read more