Kendric Tonn: Songs in Red and Blue and Gold
Join us for an opening reception March 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
On view through April 2nd
Classically trained painter Kendric Tonn brings a fresh and distinctive perspective to traditional subjects as an artist working today. His most recent body of oil paintings consists of nude figures, and of still-lifes both austere and playful. In the figurative work, the human form takes center stage, represented with impressive anatomical accuracy. The flesh tones of his sitters conjure the works of such significant painters as John Singer Sargent, Rembrandt and Albert Moore. Beyond simple depictions, Tonn aims to convey the models’ anima: their internal lives and sense of self. In Tonn’s own words, he is always interested in “creating a sympathetic engagement with another human being.”
Of the more than twenty new works, Tonn will also showcase a selection of exquisite still lifes. The structured arrangement of the objects, intentionally placed hues, and dramatic lighting assert significance to the inanimate items. Like a musician, Tonn weaves these disparate elements throughout his works, creating lyrical compositions imbued with a studied connection to his chosen subjects.
Alterations: Katie Kirk, Christine D'Epiro Abbott, and Winnie Sidharta Ambron
Join us for an artists' reception April 7th from 5:30 to 8:00
On view through May 1st
Indonesian-American artist and Ohio State University alumna Winnie Sidharta Ambron is based in New York City, School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumna Katie Kirk works in Los Angeles, and Columbus College of Art & Design alumna Christine D’Epiro Abbott lives and work s in Columbus. This exhibition features a series of work by each respective artist, in a cross-cultural /cross-country exhibition.
The title, Alterations, references the literal, domestic translation of the word, the physical alterations being made to the artists’ subjects in their artworks, and of course, the personal alterations being made as contemporary women navigating the world. Primarily consisting of works on paper, the show will demonstrate how each artist, in her own unique way, creates an extension of herself.
Sidharta Ambron focuses on mixed media collage; the process of cutting, editing, layering, reordering, and reassembling parts to create a new whole. These fragmented bodies become impossible to define, and therefore do not transmit the image of an “ideal woman.” When creating her abstract paintings, Kirk chooses to use her own body and its relationship to the pictorial surface. Kirk begins with gestural strokes of paint that reflect her body’s movements. She then alters her paint application in a variety of ways, sometimes using a screen as a mediator between herself and her work. D’Epiro Abbott creates imaginative works using drawing, printmaking, and collage, which engage the viewer in the intimate act of entering her domestic sphere. Both forgiving and spontaneous in nature, the medium of collage allows Abbot to manipulate her space and celebrate its idiosyncrasies.
All three artists explore the female experience through their transformative artworks. Each woman observes and investigates her physical environment, herself included. She does not do so without giving careful consideration to the ideals that have been put forth by others. What she derives, in essence, is a reconfigured and variegated view of her identity and her place in the world.
Mark Gingerich: Color in Harmony
Praxis (Process) Juried Invitational
Avenues and Alleyways:
Curt Butler and Cody Heichel
Stuart Fink: Forged Union
Seasonal Awakening: Dormant No More
Mark Gingerich: Distinctive Impressions
Five Year Anniversary Signature Group Exhibition
Convergence: Christopher Burk and Jacci Delaney
with Cody Heichel and Natalia Arbelaez
Janet Grissom and Yan Sun
Works from the Glenn Rothman Estate
A Few of My Favorite Things
Mark Gingerich: Atmosphere and Light
Curt Butler: Echoes of Place
Kendric Tonn, Jason Morgan, and Bernard Palchick
Rob Anderson and Winnie Sidharta Ambron