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About Daric Gill Studios

Daric Gill - Interdisciplinary Artist Masters of Fine Arts University of Cincinnati Sculpture & Interdisciplinary Art Bachelors of Fine Arts Columbus College of Art & Design Sculpture & Painting b. 1982, USA. Nationally recognized fine artist and illustrator Daric Gill belongs to a movement in the arts that explores the development of several professional bodies of artwork by one artist. He has displayed his work across the US and has sold art on 3 continents and over 15 countries. His award winning oil paintings (The Absolutes Series) have been exhibited in such establishments as the John F. Peto Museum, NJ, the Edward Hopper House Museum, NY, and the George Billis Gallery, LA. He also has an internationally acclaimed line of illustrations called The ToeHeads that can be seen in the private collection of the Center of Science and Industry Museum, OH. In addition, his metal sculptures and portrait paintings have been exhibited along side the works of Warhol, Picasso, Calder, Lichtenstein, and the like. His interactive kinetic sculptures have been funded regionally and displayed in public parks as well as other urban spaces. Gill is a GCAC Supply Grant Award winner, juror for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival, and former adjunct professor at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

NEW Interactive Sound Sculpture Brings the World To COSI Museum

What Does the Sistine Chapel Sound Like? Interactive Sound Sculpture Brings the World To the Center of Science and Industry Museum

by Daric Gill

Watch “The Memory Machine” in action

We’ve all seen photos of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, watched movies of the ancient Colosseum in Rome, & stared at the brush strokes in a poster of Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. But what do they sound like? I’m exceptionally happy to introduce, “The Memory Machine: Sound“,  a motion-activated sound sculpture that plays a collection of recordings, taken during my travels to some of the world’s most interesting places.

Process video coming

“The Memory Machine: Sound” at the Center For Science & Industry Museum

For the next year, you can find this piece at the renowned Center of Science and Industry Museum. Let your curiosity listen along, as you go behind a waterfall in Canada, stand inside a giant clock tower in a German castle, & hear the claps of a thunderstorm in the snow-covered mountains of Switzerland.

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Solo Show: ‘The Absolutes’ To Arrive at Massillon Museum

Solo Show: ‘The Absolutes’ To Arrive at Massillon Museum

by Daric Gill

Exhibition Dates:
August 6-September 21, 2022

Reception Date:
August 27, 2022  5:00-7:00 PM

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Studio M at Massillon Museum

121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646

Podcast Posted August 9, 2022, Noon

fine artwork by Daric Gill
“Absolute: Stillness”, Oil paint on beech wood. 16 5/8” x 9”.

Please join me for The Absolutes: Big Small Stories, a solo exhibition at the Massillon Museum this summer. This show combines selected works that span the whole breadth of this series. It also includes several pieces created on location in Europe, including a painting fresh off the plane from Dresden, Germany. Located in northeast Ohio, MassMu is a local art and history museum. It has significant collections of photography; costumes and textiles; china, glass, and pottery; domestic appliances; and circus memorabilia. The museum belongs to the national museum advocacy conglomerate  American Alliance of Museums and has had backing from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) & Blue Star Museums, the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) & Museums For All.

International Exhibition, ‘Cartas de Cuba – Letters from Ohio’ In 3 Locations

International Exhibition, ‘Cartas de Cuba – Letters from Ohio’ Currently On Display

by Daric Gill

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Talking with a Cuban artist/gallery enthusiast during the Bienal deLa Habana XII (Havana Biennial 13).

In an ongoing partnership with our dear artist friends in Cuba, Cartas de Cuba – Letters from Ohio is an international joint exhibit of work by Cuban and Ohio artists. This exhibition features original artwork created by artists in Cuba and Ohio that showcase freedom of expression, robust dialogue, and vibrant talent intersecting through different art mediums. The artwork in this multi-location exhibition can be currently seen at three Columbus galleries. In addition to the Columbus stops, Cartas de Cuba – Letters From Ohio will travel to venues in Cuba and New York City. My work can be currently seen at the Columbus Museum of Art along with many others starting August 4, 2022. Each gallery displays a different group of artists. You are encouraged to visit all venues to experience the entire body of work. There are 2 receptions; dates, and directions are listed below. Read on for more.

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Oil paintings by Daric M. Gill

The Quiet Calm In “Absolute: Stillness”, New Painting From Europe

The Quiet In “Absolute: Stillness”, New Painting From Europe

by Daric M. Gill

Oil paintings by Daric M. Gill
“Absolute: Stillness”, Oil paint on beech wood. 16 5/8” x 9”

It might sound weird, longing for stillness after 3 years of isolation in a tiny apartment. But after a few years of small spaces, digital experiences, recycled days, and turning around in the same stimuli, there developed a vibration in my soul that amplifies to this day.

Some artists need to make artwork or they go crazy. I’m not like this. My love affair isn’t with the art-making process or even the final art object. No. My primary love for creating art is all about idea-making; the journey of curiosity and problem-solving and the adventures before the artwork has even started. The creativity that comes out of my fingers is my way of digesting the vibrancy of life. Without remarkably different narratives to explore and no tangible place in which to share them, I was an adventurer with no expedition and a storyteller with no audience. And that, for me, produced a frequency of such amplitude that it compounded and ricocheted.

“Absolute: Stillness”, is the quiet calm feeling that washed over me as I finally made my way back to the adventure. In this case, back to Europe. Below you’ll find several vignetted stories describing some big-small memories, along with a full gallery of images. Read on for more.

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