Greetings my three readers! Here are some shows to check out in Columbus Ohio.The MFA Thesis show at Columbus College of Art & Design’s Canzani Gallery is open until April 30th. The gallery hours are pretty extensive. My piece The Way Out: Deprivation Tanks is among the works. The piece caused my assistants and me to experience a lot of physical and mental pain so that means it’s good.I also have a photo in En Massse, or sameness at Skylab Gallery. It is still open for a little while but you might want to email them first to double check.
Finally, our collaborative project earcatcher has a video in the Wexner Center for the Arts Ohio Shorts program, screening April 26th at 7pm.
Aaron is one of my favorite Columbus-based artists. His imaginary landscapes deserve a close look, so please stop by on July 21st.
Some words from the artist:
I am currently promoting my first large-scale solo exhibition of drawings, which will be held at It Looks Like It’s Open Gallery on July 21, 2012. The gallery space acts as a studio, performance space, and workshop with somewhat irregular hours. The show will only be up for the weekend and I am solely responsible for curating, hanging, and promoting it. I have been active in the Columbus art scene for the past five years and am very excited about my current body of work. I hope to have 40-50 original pieces on display, as well as various digital and screen prints for sale. The DIY nature of this show has proven to be quite rewarding, as I have total control over content, presentation and pricing of my art, which I plan to keep reasonable. My goal is to provide art to people that may not always be able to afford “fine art” because of financial restrictions. As an artist/educator, I am familiar with with these financial struggles and hope that people in similar situations will be able to leave the gallery with a new work of art for their home. I have attached two Hi-Res Scans of work to be included in the show.
Aaron Troyer First Solo Exhibition
July 21, 2012 (One Night Only)
It Looks Like It’s Open Gallery 13 E. Tulane Rd (Behind Cup o’ Joe)
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1) November 18th is our annual fundraiser, One Night. It’s at the Ohioana Library in a room as big as an airplane hangar. Art for sale (including altered books), cocktails, good music, a live auction…and only $25.
2) We are in the middle of our membership drive. New members (and members lapsed 1 yr +) will receive a free badass t-shirt. Reasons to join: 1) You are an artist or student looking for access to exhibition opportunities, workshops, networking. 2) You are an art enthusiast building your collection and looking for ways to connect with local artists. 3) Because it’s fun.
3) Artist members have the opportunity to exhibit in our gallery in the South Campus Gateway. This month we are featuring artists Jeremy Stone and Scott Neal. It’s difficult to describe their work. Jeremy creates prints; Scott has made sculptures that are carved out of the wall. Both deal with the brain’s ability to process the visual by ‘filling in the blanks’ with information from the past. Go see for yourself.
The outdoor art event Art al Fresco takes place September 10th, 2011 from noon-10 pm throughout the Short North in Columbus, Ohio. I truly love the energy and the opportunity for artists to do site-specific works amongst businesses.
My installation will be in the old Burgundy Room window at Russell & High. The project is a sound map of an urban intersection, made of vellum paper modules and LED lights (to represent noise). I’m curious to discover what other people perceive as ‘noise’ in an urban setting. Human perception of sound and light, visual representation of data, and art as an experience fascinate me.
This is awkward.
That’s what I thought anyways when I approached strangers on the street to ask them to participate in my survey. On the September 3rd Gallery Hop in the Short North, I stood at the corner of Buttles and High to gather data. I asked people to write down the sounds they heard over a 10 second period, then mark a box if they considered it to be “noise” (undesirable signal).
I surveyed 25 people and received well over 100 responses. A couple of my own personal biases for approaching people: avoiding people with Jeni’s ice cream or other things in their hands (difficulty writing); avoiding groups of 5 or more (I only had 2 clipboards); since the OSU Buckeye game let out, I didn’t want an artificial Buckeye-fan bent so I minimally surveyed people in scarlet & grey.
Hope you can stop by to see the finished work on September 10th.