Founding member of Middle Child
July 22-September 17 2016
Co-curated by Agnes Burris
The Carnegie Center is pleased to present the new exhibit Marking Time, co-curated by artist Agnes Burris and Carnegie Center Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf. Exploring such concepts as “event,” “present,” and “history”, the artists in Marking Time seek to reveal the elusive, yet always present, force of time. Artists Agnes Burris, Lori Esposito, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Matthew Loeser, Michael Ratterman, and Theodore Zanardelli present a diverse grouping of media and materials to capture the ephemeral experience of time. Time is not only a common thematic undercurrent among all the artists’ works, but it is also an active element employed in the creation of the works.
The Carnegie Center for Art and History
New Albany, Indiana
The Garden of Earthly Delights
April 15 – May 13. Opening Reception Friday, April 15 @ 7
An exhibition of glass-based works, The Garden of Earthly Delights presents the lush worlds of Joanna Manousis and Zac Weinberg.
February 26 – April 9. Opening Reception: February 26, 7-9
We invited artists, poets, philosophers, teachers, and thinkers to come together over a shared meal, form groups and create a game out of collaboration. The Game Show is the fruit of these labors where process and play produce product. Come to the show. Play the game. Take a book.
Featuring: Julie Jent, Karl Stevens, Matt Swift, Nicolette Swift, Natalia Arbelaez, Brad Modlin, Kristin Calhoun, Joy Sullivan, Carolyn Baginski, Agnes Burris, Adam Gellings, Forrest Gard, James Minor, Wendy McVicker, Kristin Distel, Jena Seiler, and Melissa Neiderhiser
DISCORD AND DISCOURSE: 2015 IN RETROSPECT
December 4 – January 30. Friday, December 4, Exhibition Opens: Preview 2-6; Artist Talk 6-7; followed by Reception 7-9.
Discord and Discourse is a focused exploration of the incendiary social climate of 2015. Transgender rights, police shootings, racism, income inequality, and attacks on reproductive freedom are just a few of the rallying calls for protests, marches and conflict in recent months. EASE would like to close out 2015 with an exhibition showcasing artists’ responses to these (and more) issues, the divisions they have revealed in our communities, and possible paths to reconciliation.
November 6 – November 21; Opening reception Friday, November 6, 7-9.
For a vessel moving through space, to yaw is to deviate temporarily from a straight course. For a vessel, to yaw is to shift along the vertical axis, to turn or be turned by oncoming forces. In human terms, to yaw is to turn on one’s heel to face a new direction. In human terms, this may mean a new course, or simply a new view for one maintaining their center.
SHIFT: yaw is an exhibition of artworks including new directions and new facets of work by graduate and undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. SHIFT: yaw seeks to call attention to the reaction of the student artist to the forces of academically structured influences.
Adjunct Potluck 2015
September 11 – October 3; Opening reception, Friday, September 11, 7-9.
EASE welcomes you back to class with our annual ode to the unsung heroes of the American academic industry, the adjunct. Come sample the talents of this year’s roster. And never fear; our potlucks are always botulism-free.
October 9 – October 31; Opening reception Friday, October 9, 7-9.
Ten artists interpret the theme of “Material Evidence” through art that documents experience, explores unusual source materials, or redefines our perception of medium.
Each of the ten artists in this show also took part in a social art experiment called “The Artifact Project,” which seeks to illustrate the universality of human experience through objects that carry memory and resonance. Mementos with little or no external value are documented and given an elevated life as museum artifacts.
Video screenings of the artist interviews will take place throughout the exhibition. “The Artifact Project” is an ongoing work by Mona Gazala.
Dana Lynn Harper
Jeni Hansen Gard
Alena Rosa Reyes
Gabe Michael Kenney
Evaporation walk: A group meditation on foot.
August 1st, 2p.m.
Lori Esposito created the meditative practice of evaporation walking in 2012 as a means for grief rehabilitation. Join her on Sunday, July 26th at 2pm (rain date August 1st 2pm) for the first group evaporation walk. Pigmented water will be carried till evaporated as a metaphor for ‘carrying forward’ a lost loved one. Materials will be provided.
Participants are invited to walk for any length of time and share personal stories of loss as desired.
The walk will begin at EASE Gallery located in a church at 30 W. Woodruff Columbus. The culminating plates will be exhibited at EASE from Aug. 8th-Sept. 5th as part of the exhibition, ‘Active Presence.’ Reception with artists in the exhibition ‘Active Presence’ scheduled Saturday, August 8th, 6-8 pm.
With support from the Ohio Arts Council
August 8 – September 5 | Opening Reception Saturday, August 8 from 6-8.
‘Active Presence’ explores four artists’ unique perspectives on the role of the meditative. This exhibition presents traditional, performative and digital medias to expand upon popularized contexts of meditation derived from Eastern philosophy. These artists’ deliberate and active collaborations with place and time inspire alternative approaches to artistic production, placing greater emphasis on process and experience. Audiences are invited to witness contemplative and revelatory acts as the artists have situated themselves in derelict buildings, urban traffic, studio environments and rural landscapes. These acts, from solitary mark making to public engagement, shift distant observation to the vulnerability of the immediate.
Featuring Lori Esposito, Siavash Tohidi, Daisie Hoitsma, and Duane McDiamid.
Rural Colors – Blue Mountain Pennsylvania
On view in the Projection Room June 12 – July 3; Opening reception June 12, 7-9 pm.
A digital video installation by Matt Swift.
Rural Colors is a series of short poetic experimental films that documents the natural landscapes of the world around us. This film utilizes a tracking shot of the stretch of the Pennsylvania Turn Pike that runs between Blue Mountain, Kittatinny Mountain and Tuscarora Mountain to paint a view of nature that exposes abstract asymmetrical designs verging on an ever changing linear perspective. Timed to music exploiting the brains superior colliculus (the area that connects visual information with audible information) the images become a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of color changing the original documented landscape into an aesthetic experience void of the details that influence our interpretation of such scenic views.
Rarely Viewed: Newfangled readings of a bygone time
July 10 – August 1; Closing reception August 1, 6-8 pm
In this two-person exhibition, Lee Marchalonis and Heather Wetzel delve deep into the archives as they explore the rarefied worlds of libraries and natural history museums. Through drawings, photography and object-making these artists engage with notions of data collection, representative specimens, and the future of the book in a digital society.
May 15 – June 6; Opening reception May 15, 7-9 pm
Since its invention some 6,000 years ago, glass has been harnessed for functional ends. From the core-formed perfume holders of ancient Egypt to the touch screens on the latest smartphone, glass has continually reinvented its purpose, evolving to fit the needs of society. Useful Uselessness presents the work of seven undergraduate students from The Ohio State University’s Glass Department. Throughout the semester they addressed the theme of utility through the lenses of the “Prototype,” “Prop” and “Prosthetic.”
Chris Stone & Theodore Zanardelli
April 17 – May 9
Stripped of color and devoid of distraction the works in this exhibition question fundamental constructs of art and society.
Chris Stone’s rude crude figures reference the first humans and suggest a suppressed violence underpins our day-to-day interactions. Meanwhile, Theodore Zanardelli takes mark-making to a whole new fetish, reducing formal structures of shape and line to their most elemental smudge.
Come plumb these origin myths and more at the opening reception Saturday, April 18, 7 – 9 p.m.
Scroll: An Installation by Elizabeth Nelson
March 20 – April 11; Opening Reception March 20, 7 – 9 p.m.
Everyday we are presented with an overwhelming amount of visual information. Our brains must choose which elements are important enough to acknowledge and which can be left unseen. In an attempt to increase efficiency, our brains train themselves to recognize the visual patterns we observe most frequently. Because of this, we are able to scan more quickly as we fall into the rhythm of the information being presented.
Digital news feeds have been developed to monopolize upon this idea. They allow a viewer to look without seeing everything, to glance rather than inspect. But, with the constant option to simply continue scrolling, what is enough to actually make someone pause?
In her solo exhibition at EASE, Elizabeth Nelson confronts this question with a site specific multi-media installation.
Trespasses, February 13 – March 7
Supported in part by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, EASE Gallery is pleased to present Trespasses.
A diverse crew of writers, photographers, artists, and filmmakers coalesced and collaborated around the theme of trespass. This exploration produced odd bedfellows as artists paired with spiritualists and poets partnered with priests. Boundaries were broken. Velcro was judiciously employed. And we put it all together in a book.
The Great Camera Build-Off, January 9 – February 7
Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for the opening reception for the Great Camera Build-Off!
OSU photography students prove that digital sensors and expensive lenses aren’t necessary to produce high quality, thought provoking photographs.
The Great Camera Build Off features OSU student work created this fall during a course called ‘Alternative Camera Systems,’ taught by Department of Art Lecturer and STEAM Factory member Stephen Takacs.
During this upper-level photography course, undergraduate and graduate students explored an a-typical amalgam of photographic systems, including pinhole cameras, plastic lens cameras, and peel apart film.
Every artist participating in The Great Camera Build Off was tasked with creating a new camera using a piece of obsolete equipment distributed by Takacs, in part or in whole. The resulting exhibition features both the handmade cameras (many of which are quite sculptural) and the images produced by each.
Although all of the cameras and images were created using analog (ie. film-based) materials, the output varies and includes digital inkjet prints, as well as those made in the darkroom.
Takacs, whose room-sized camera obscura project Brownie In Motion recently toured the country, hopes that the students in his course leave empowered by the DIY mentality, and armed with the knowledge that it’s the artist who makes an image, not the device.
[Enjoy] The Show
University of Cincinnati Exchange Exhibition
November 14th-29th, 2014
Opening Reception November 14th from 5-7 PM
Featured Artists: Matthew Jones, Mary Clare Reitz, Leigh Johnson, Aaryn Combs, Rick Wolhoy, Sunni Zemblowski, Sophie Neslund, Christine Kern, Amanda Bialk, Abby Mae Friend
Opening Reception October 10th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Show runs October 10th through November 2nd
Concurrent is a group exhibition of current member of the ceramic community at The Ohio State University. Concurrent means occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side. The artist work together side by side in a shared studio space and are now showing their work together in the gallery space. The working conversation that occurs through making in a community environment is transferred to the gallery where it will continue.
Participating artists: Natalia Arbelaez, Ashley Cahall, Allison Rose Craver, Brittany Faye Helms, Jeni Hansen Gard, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Byoung Hoon Kang, Yuanyuan Lu, Britny Wainwright
OSU Adjunct Potluck
In true potluck fashion we have invited 12 members of the art department’s adjunct faculty to come to a party and bring something to share- In this case it’s a sample of their recent work. All are welcome. No casserole required! September 12th – October 4th. Reception and opening on September 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Featured artists are:
Heather F. Wetzel
Lying on the Horns: A Queer Art Show
June 13 – July 11, 2014
Lying On The Horns is a visual and multimedia art exhibition that features works by Queer artists from Central Ohio. Inspired by the rhetorical idiom “on the horns of dilemma”, the works presented in this exhibition utilize painting, sculpture, illustration, screen-printing, mixed-media and video art to challenge the existing margins of Queerness.
Jesse James Johnson