The Quiet In “Absolute: Stillness”, New Painting From Europe
by Daric M. Gill
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.
Exhibition Walk-Through & Vernissage Photos At Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany
by Daric Gill
On a beautifully crisp fall evening, friends and family gathered at the Galerie Raskolnikow to view “Sphere Out Of Play”. The support from the community was gracious, with the crowds pouring out the gallery doors, down the steps, and out of the building! The work I’ve chosen to place in the show is a culmination of my 3-month residency in Germany.
As my time here comes to a close, I’m warmly reflecting on the many new friends and memories that I have made. For those who may have missed the exhibition or simply wish to relive it, the following gallery is a capturing of my artwork and the wonderfully packed vernissage. A special thank you goes to hours of tireless work from the gallerist Iduna Böhning at the Galerie Raskolnikow, funding & support from the combined excellence of the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen & Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Office of Culture And Heritage Dresden, and guest introduction by Dr. med. Klaus Nicolai. A very heartfelt thank you goes to my super supportive friends and family in the states and my host family in Germany. Martin & Heidi… you are the heart and soul of my wonderful experiences here in Dresden. Thank you!
Exhibition Announcement for Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden, Germany
by Daric Gill
If you find yourself in the Dresden, Germany area on September 6, 2019, please join me for an evening of art and celebration at the Galerie Raskolnikow. The gallery will show works of art from myself and two other fantastic artists, Hans Ulrich Wutzler and Dorothee Haller. I’ve become good friends with these two over the past few months. A warm invitation is opened to all to attend. There will be an introduction given by the inimitable Dr. med. Klaus Nicolai. Reception information below.
“Absolute: Thread” Strings Soft Notes On Antique German Violin
by Daric Gill
There are times where the whisper is more powerful than the roar. “Absolute: Thread” is that voice– simple, soft, and strong.
By its very nature, this antique German violin seduces the viewer with little additional help needed. Its warm hue and alluring curves beg for your attention. Starting off with such a powerful object is a heavy weight that requires finesse to balance. If not handled delicately this weight could amplify the tone of the work with phrases that ripple the wrong voice. Read on to find out why I chose the phrasing that I did.