Surface Tension: The 2013 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Awards Exhibition
June 14, 2013 - September 14, 2013
The 2013 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition honors the achievements of six artists based in central Ohio. Highlighting the outstanding talent of these artists, the exhibition includes recipients of the 2012 GCAC Individual Artist Fellowship Awards—Laura Alexander, Anna Laurie Mackay, Matthew Flegle, and Andrea Myers—and recipients of the Dresden Residency fellowships—Susan Li O’Connor and Mariana Smith. This is the third year that the Columbus Museum of Art has presented the GCAC Visual Arts Awards exhibition.
(Photo: Precipitous Division by Laura Alexander, 2012)
Matthew Brandt: Photographs
November 15, 2013 - March 9, 2014
This fall, the Columbus Museum of Art presents photographer Matthew Brandt’s first one-person museum exhibition. Brandt is a Los Angeles-based artist who received his BFA from Cooper Union and MFA from UCLA. He has been the focus of critical attention for his bold, often playful experiments with photographic process into which he embeds unexpected elements from the real world – bubblegum, Kool-Aid, honeybees, dust, and water. In bringing such materials into his practice Brandt pushes photography’s boundaries and suggests a new lexicon for the medium.
George Bellows and the American Experience
August 23, 2013 - January 4, 2014
The Columbus Museum of Art celebrates one of the city’s best loved native sons with George Bellows and the American Experience, which will be on view from August 23, 2013 through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the National Gallery of Art, which traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Royal Academy in London, England. The show will feature more than 35 paintings and highlight the Museum’s recent acquisition of one of the most complete collections of Bellows’s lithographs.
Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Modern: Paris 1880-1910
This extraordinary exhibition highlights the wide spectrum of exciting work created by avant-garde artists in Paris around the turn of the twentieth century. Through dreamy Symbolist landscape paintings, edgy Parisian street scenes, intimate domestic tableaus, bawdy cabaret sketches, figure studies, portraits and still life compositions, Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Modern: Paris 1880 – 1910 investigates a generation of artists continuing the battle against French Academic standards fought by the Impressionists and the Barbizon painters before them. A special focus is the intoxicating gathering of artists, writers, performers, and musicians in Montmartre, where everyone from Toulouse-Lautrec, whose style and subjects epitomize the times, to Sarah Bernhardt and Paul Verlaine worked amid the swirl of cafe-concerts, circuses, and theatres. The show is alive with a variety of both images and media.