Exhibitions

Ori Gersht: Still Life
August 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015

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In partnership with the Pizzuti Collection, the Columbus  Museum of Art presents an installation of work by highly acclaimed artist Ori Gersht. Born in Israel and based in  London, Gersht has created a body of photographic and  video work that combines exquisite beauty with memories of violence and historical trauma. Recalling romantic  landscapes and eighteenth-century still life paintings, the work is rich with art-historical allusions, but also suggests ongoing political conflicts. Gersht heightens our perception of movement and stasis; looking at his work is to feel  suspended in time and caught within the layers of history.

Ori Gersht: Still Life is presented in collaboration with the Pizzuti Collection, and draws primarily from its holdings  of the artist’s work. Concurrent with this exhibition, the Pizzuti Collection will also be showing a film series, Ori Gersht: Portraits. This exhibition will feature successive  presentations of three forceful video portraits, each connecting moments of quiet contemplation with violent  histories and anguished realities.

Related Programming
Artist Talk with Ori Gersht, September 4, 2014 7:00 PM (SOLDOUT)

Read More

“The Traumatic Beauty of Ori Gersht,” Columbus Alive, August 28, 2014.

2014 Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Visual Arts Exhibition
June 27, 2014 - October 5, 2014

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The Columbus Museum of Art presents The 2014 Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Visual Arts Exhibition. Highlighting the outstanding talent and ability of Columbus artists, the exhibition includes work by the recipients of the 2013 GCAC Individual Artist Fellowship Awards : Shannon Benine, Clara Crockett, Evan Dawson and Shane Mecklenburger. Two others, Kaveri Raina and Laura Alexander, were awarded GCAC residencies in Dresden, Germany this year.

These artists represent a diverse range of practices fostered within Columbus’s artistic community. Clara Crockett’s pencil drawings of human and canine figures are both sensitive and surreal, while Shannon Benine will show her compelling, somewhat mysterious photographs of Molokai, Hawaii. In his video works, Shane Mecklenburger creates weightless fields of computer-generated diamonds, while Evan Dawson’s sculptural gestures begin with the material circumstances of daily life. Laura Alexander cuts intricate patterns into layered sheets of paper, and Kaveri Raina’s vivid abstractions are painted with materials like turmeric, chili powder and cinnamon. Each with their own niche, together these artists demonstrate the region’s vibrant artistic ecology.

Imagine! The Art of the Picturebook
June 20, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Paper Dragon by Robert Sabuda
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Imagine! explores children’s picturebooks as works of art through examples from the collection of Carol and Guy Wolfenbarger. The original drawings, paintings, prints, and collages represent books from well-known illustrators including Floyd Cooper, Peter Catalanotto, Will Hillenbrand, E. B. Lewis, Barry Moser, Chris Raschka, Aminah Robinson, Maurice Sendak, and Robert Sabuda. The work is presented in groupings of Tall Tales (fiction), True Tales (non-fiction), Tales with Tails (stories/art about animals) and Human Tales (stories/art about social interactions and human nature).

(Above: Paper Dragon by Robert Sabuda)

COLOR
April 2013 - October 2014

Color Exhibition
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It’s all about COLOR in the Big Idea Gallery at our Center for Creativity. Our newest Big Idea exhibition explores the way artists play, create a mood, or affect our senses with color. It includes color-themed works of art from our permanent collection, as well as, an assortment of games, puzzles, art-making activities, color immersion rooms, and a color shuffleboard.