Awarded Grant For Interactive Light & Sound Sculpture At The Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum Of Art
by Daric Gill
Today is a good day! I am very pleased to announce that I’ve received a Support for Professional Artists: Individuals grant by the Greater Columbus Arts Council in the amount of $1750! This grant will go towards building an interactive light and sound sculpture slated for exhibition later this year. The sculpture will proudly be on display in the annual Greater Columbus exhibition at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. The exhibition will feature works made by myself and other recent recipients of the prestigious Visual Arts Fellowship.
My inclusion in this exhibition comes as an invitation after receiving an artist in residency to Dresden, Germany in 2019. I’m so excited to start working on it using this very gracious funding. Keep an eye out for updates as the work on this interactive piece progresses!
I am grateful for your support. Thank you!
Special Thanks to Greater Columbus Arts Council, The City of Columbus, The Pizzuti Collection, & The Columbus Museum Of Art!
The Pizzuti Collection Displays ‘Art For Life’ Artwork
by Daric Gill
If you are familiar with the Pizzuti Collection in any way, you’ll know that they are a powerhouse in the world of contemporary art collections. Situated in the Short North Arts District next to the Goodale Park, the Pizzuti Collection museum houses a rotating collection of privately owned works of art from around the globe. This year they’ve partnered up with the great people at Equitas Health for the biennial Art For Life benefit. Together they will present the 2016 Art for Life event and fund ventures that will support both AIDS research and youth arts education. I’ve taken part in this cause in the past, but I’m especially excited for this newly struck partnership and the added benefits it provides.
The Painting, Process, & Background to “Absolute: Moment”
by Daric Gill
Snow gloves, tank tops, and an umbrella? Where I live, that can only mean one thing: the seasons are changing. Spring is fast approaching. The 30 degree shifts and seasonal mixes each day makes getting dressed seem more like a daily challenge to design a functional super hero costume. A balancing side effect of this spectacular shift in weather is the equally as impressive change in environment.
Crocuses wake up through icy snow crystals. The deciduous trees, with their angrily wild stick-bones, soften due to crimson red buds and fluorescent green leaflets. There’s a change that happens; a release of life back into the world as if a clinched fist has loosened, allowing the life-blood to flow again. As if constantly looking at one’s watch while waiting on company, I actively search for that moment when I can find spring in the world. My latest painting, “Absolute: Moment” searches for that transitional happening, where the old is reborn into something new.
This piece has been selected for this year’s Art for Life benefit. Recently this pieces has been dropped off at the prestigious Pizzuti Collection Museum and may travel to several other locations before landing at the Columbus Museum Of Art where it will be auctioned off in support of two worthy causes. Read on to find out more about this piece.
[Process Video & Full Image Gallery Below Article]
Newest Painting Chosen For Biennial “Art For Life” Benefit: Pizzuti Collection & Columbus Museum Of Art
by Daric Gill
I’m pleased to announce that my artwork has been selected for this year’s Art for Life benefit. It will be exhibited at the prestigious Pizzuti Collection Museum August 6 – September 3, 2016, before landing at the Columbus Museum Of Art where it will be auctioned off in support of two worthy causes on September 24.
Every 2 years Equitas Health (formally ARC Ohio) mounts a dazzling gala and auction that raises funds for HIV/AIDS research and advocacy services (among many other things). In what will certainly become a spectacular partnership, they have joined forces with one of my favorite contemporary art collections/nonprofits, the PizzutiCollection. Together they will present the 2016 Art for Life event and fund ventures that will support both AIDS research and children’s arts education. I’ve donated to this cause in the past, but I’m especially excited for this newly struck partnership and the added benefits it provides.
The 2016 Art for Life event will take place September 24, 2016 at the newly opened Margaret M. Walter Wing of the Columbus Museum of Art. This will be the inaugural Art for Life event in the 50,000-square-foot modern art annex and “will feature important new work from artists from Ohio and around the country, as well provide access to regional and national art collectors.”
Buy tickets to the auction here
Full list of exhibiting artists here
There’s also a new app that will allow you to see& even bid on artwork early! Search for “artforlife” (all one word).
“Absolute: Moment”, Oil paint on reclaimed birds eye maple. 11 1/2” x 18 1/2” 3.9.16.
“Absolute: Moment” (detail), Oil paint on reclaimed birds eye maple. 11 1/2” x 18 1/2” 3.9.16.