As I write this, we are less than 24 hours from simultaneously opening an exhibit I co-curated in the gallery and having our first (and I hope not our last) steamroller printing event, where we will create large-scale prints to be installed as public art in Victoria Theatre Association’s Arts Garage. I also spent an evening at the Dublin Arts Council this week, opening a show I curated that includes 16 DVAC artists. It’s a microcosm of what DVAC has become over the years: a place where artists find opportunities. We are more than a gallery; we are a moving target! There’s always something new around the corner ... That is what makes this job fun and this place tick.
Great things are coming up this fall. Our new exhibition season kicks off with Future Structure: Andrew Au and Rainer Lagemann. This fascinating exhibit that explores strength and delicacy, science and culture, will be on view from Aug. 31-Sept. 11. And it’s more great printmaking! In association, we will mount a juried members’ show: Future Visions: Artists Looking Forward, curated by Au in September. Look for the prospectus in the August DVACtivities.
Raffle tickets for The Chrysalis Project canvases are now available for purchase. Stop by the gallery and pick your lucky number. All canvases will be brought together for an exhibit at DVAC from Aug. 31 through Sept. 11. Raffle tickets will be sold until Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. The drawing will take place that night, during the November First Friday Art Hop at the DVAC Gallery, when we also open the ARTtoBUY Holiday Gift Gallery (more about that in the August DVACtivities, too).
Image by Andrew Au.
I have been asked to curate an exhibition for the Dublin Arts Council (DAC), and they were interested in the theme we chose for our Juried Members’ Show, opening on Dec. 4. Therefore, a second edition of Interior/Exterior will open in the DAC gallery on May 11, 2010, located at 7125 Riverside Drive, in the Columbus area.
While there is likely to be some crossover between the exhibitions at the two galleries, the DAC show will be quite different, as their space is more intimate, with architectural features that change the look and feel of things.
I am continuing to seek pieces that will be a good fit for the second exhibit and find myself particularly drawn to two interpretations of the theme:
- The formal relationship between inside/outside or visible/hidden parts of non-representational works.
- The way in which representational work communicates emotional or psychological expression/repression.
If you have a piece you would like to have considered for the Dublin show, please contact me at 937 224.3822, or by email.