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 Active Presence  August 8 – September 5 | Opening Reception Saturday, August 8 from 6-8.  ‘Active Presence’ explores four artists’ unique perspectives on the role of the meditative. This exhibition presents traditional, performative and digital medias to expand upon popularized contexts of meditation derived from Eastern philosophy. These artists’ deliberate and active collaborations with place and time inspire alternative approaches to artistic production, placing greater emphasis on process and experience. Audiences are invited to witness contemplative and revelatory acts as the artists have situated themselves in derelict buildings, urban traffic, studio environments and rural landscapes. These acts, from solitary mark making to public engagement, shift distant observation to the vulnerability of the immediate.  Featuring Lori Esposito, Siavash Tohidi, Daisie Hoitsma, and Duane McDiamid.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Active Presence

August 8 – September 5 | Opening Reception Saturday, August 8 from 6-8.

‘Active Presence’ explores four artists’ unique perspectives on the role of the meditative. This exhibition presents traditional, performative and digital medias to expand upon popularized contexts of meditation derived from Eastern philosophy. These artists’ deliberate and active collaborations with place and time inspire alternative approaches to artistic production, placing greater emphasis on process and experience. Audiences are invited to witness contemplative and revelatory acts as the artists have situated themselves in derelict buildings, urban traffic, studio environments and rural landscapes. These acts, from solitary mark making to public engagement, shift distant observation to the vulnerability of the immediate.

Featuring Lori Esposito, Siavash Tohidi, Daisie Hoitsma, and Duane McDiamid.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 MINT Collective, Collaborative Exhibition at Springbreak's Brooklyn immersive Brooklyn, NY.  MINT is a collaborative, multidisciplinary collective founded and operated by artists located in Columbus, Ohio. Abidingly fresh, adaptable, and dynamic, our mission at MINT is to support underrepresented and developing artists, to cultivate relationships within the community, to embrace alternative projects, and to remain persistently disobedient to traditional thinking.  WILL PLAY FOR SPACE 2017: MEATBALL originated from a proposed basketball tournament in which local artist-run spaces would participate: our gallery, a former meat processing facility, transformed into a nearly full size court, Columbus’ art community as players and spectators in a communal performance. MINT Collective has since vacated our former facilities, alleviating undue financial burden and mitigating friction between our physical operation and city administration. Without a home court, WILL PLAY FOR SPACE is recontextualized into a broader conversation about displacement and nomadic participation, sustainability, and alternatives to alternatives

MINT Collective, Collaborative Exhibition at Springbreak's Brooklyn immersive Brooklyn, NY.

MINT is a collaborative, multidisciplinary collective founded and operated by artists located in Columbus, Ohio. Abidingly fresh, adaptable, and dynamic, our mission at MINT is to support underrepresented and developing artists, to cultivate relationships within the community, to embrace alternative projects, and to remain persistently disobedient to traditional thinking.

WILL PLAY FOR SPACE 2017: MEATBALL originated from a proposed basketball tournament in which local artist-run spaces would participate: our gallery, a former meat processing facility, transformed into a nearly full size court, Columbus’ art community as players and spectators in a communal performance. MINT Collective has since vacated our former facilities, alleviating undue financial burden and mitigating friction between our physical operation and city administration. Without a home court, WILL PLAY FOR SPACE is recontextualized into a broader conversation about displacement and nomadic participation, sustainability, and alternatives to alternatives

 OSU Adjunct Potluck  In true potluck fashion we have invited 12 members of the art department’s adjunct faculty to come to a party and bring something to share- In this case it’s a sample of their recent work. All are welcome. No casserole required! September 12th – October 4th. Reception and opening on September 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Featured artists are:  Luke Ahern Joanna Manousis Ashley Neukamm Deborah Scott Jason Schwab Carolyn Baginski Jayne Struble Stephen Takacs Heather F. Wetzel Laura Weiser Christie Whisman Theodore Zanardelli  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

OSU Adjunct Potluck

In true potluck fashion we have invited 12 members of the art department’s adjunct faculty to come to a party and bring something to share- In this case it’s a sample of their recent work. All are welcome. No casserole required! September 12th – October 4th. Reception and opening on September 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Featured artists are:

Luke Ahern
Joanna Manousis
Ashley Neukamm
Deborah Scott
Jason Schwab
Carolyn Baginski
Jayne Struble
Stephen Takacs
Heather F. Wetzel
Laura Weiser
Christie Whisman
Theodore Zanardelli

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 Concurrent  Opening Reception October 10th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Show runs October 10th through November 2nd  Concurrent is a group exhibition of current member of the ceramic community at The Ohio State University. Concurrent means occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side. The artist work together side by side in a shared studio space and are now showing their work together in the gallery space. The working conversation that occurs through making in a community environment is transferred to the gallery where it will continue.  Participating artists: Natalia Arbelaez, Ashley Cahall, Allison Rose Craver, Brittany Faye Helms, Jeni Hansen Gard, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Byoung Hoon Kang, Yuanyuan Lu, Britny Wainwright  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Concurrent

Opening Reception October 10th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Show runs October 10th through November 2nd

Concurrent is a group exhibition of current member of the ceramic community at The Ohio State University. Concurrent means occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side. The artist work together side by side in a shared studio space and are now showing their work together in the gallery space. The working conversation that occurs through making in a community environment is transferred to the gallery where it will continue.

Participating artists: Natalia Arbelaez, Ashley Cahall, Allison Rose Craver, Brittany Faye Helms, Jeni Hansen Gard, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Byoung Hoon Kang, Yuanyuan Lu, Britny Wainwright

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

  DISCORD AND DISCOURSE: 2015 IN RETROSPECT   December 4 – January 30. Friday, December 4, Exhibition Opens: Preview 2-6; Artist Talk 6-7; followed by Reception 7-9.  Discord and Discourse is a focused exploration of the incendiary social climate of 2015. Transgender rights, police shootings, racism, income inequality, and attacks on reproductive freedom are just a few of the rallying calls for protests, marches and conflict in recent months. EASE would like to close out 2015 with an exhibition showcasing artists’ responses to these (and more) issues, the divisions they have revealed in our communities, and possible paths to reconciliation.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

DISCORD AND DISCOURSE: 2015 IN RETROSPECT

December 4 – January 30. Friday, December 4, Exhibition Opens: Preview 2-6; Artist Talk 6-7; followed by Reception 7-9.

Discord and Discourse is a focused exploration of the incendiary social climate of 2015. Transgender rights, police shootings, racism, income inequality, and attacks on reproductive freedom are just a few of the rallying calls for protests, marches and conflict in recent months. EASE would like to close out 2015 with an exhibition showcasing artists’ responses to these (and more) issues, the divisions they have revealed in our communities, and possible paths to reconciliation.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

  11 AT 400   400 rich gallery   “Some ephemeral moments must be given a memory, because the temporality of an instant may radiate a twinkle of eternity.( "Crystallization under an umbrella" )”  ―  Erik Pevernagie   This collection of artist on exhibition site-specific performance and temporary installations utilizing the refuse found within the space in addition to additions from the studio. The work was exhibited event style, being open for 2 days only.  Ken Nurenburg, Leah Frankel, Ann Keener, Evan Dawson, Tim Smith, Jen Aneble, Nick George, Sarah Weinstock, Peter Luckner, Stephan Takacs.

11 AT 400

400 rich gallery


“Some ephemeral moments must be given a memory, because the temporality of an instant may radiate a twinkle of eternity.( "Crystallization under an umbrella" )” 
― Erik Pevernagie

This collection of artist on exhibition site-specific performance and temporary installations utilizing the refuse found within the space in addition to additions from the studio. The work was exhibited event style, being open for 2 days only.

Ken Nurenburg, Leah Frankel, Ann Keener, Evan Dawson, Tim Smith, Jen Aneble, Nick George, Sarah Weinstock, Peter Luckner, Stephan Takacs.

    THE GAME SHOW   February 26 – April 9. Opening Reception: February 26, 7-9  We invited artists, poets, philosophers, teachers, and thinkers to come together over a shared meal, form groups and create a game out of collaboration. The Game Show is the fruit of these labors where process and play produce product. Come to the show. Play the game. Take a book.  Featuring: Julie Jent, Karl Stevens, Matt Swift, Nicolette Swift, Natalia Arbelaez, Brad Modlin, Kristin Calhoun, Joy Sullivan, Carolyn Baginski, Agnes Burris, Adam Gellings, Forrest Gard, James Minor, Wendy McVicker, Kristin Distel, Jena Seiler, and Melissa Neiderhiser  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

THE GAME SHOW

February 26 – April 9. Opening Reception: February 26, 7-9

We invited artists, poets, philosophers, teachers, and thinkers to come together over a shared meal, form groups and create a game out of collaboration. The Game Show is the fruit of these labors where process and play produce product. Come to the show. Play the game. Take a book.

Featuring: Julie Jent, Karl Stevens, Matt Swift, Nicolette Swift, Natalia Arbelaez, Brad Modlin, Kristin Calhoun, Joy Sullivan, Carolyn Baginski, Agnes Burris, Adam Gellings, Forrest Gard, James Minor, Wendy McVicker, Kristin Distel, Jena Seiler, and Melissa Neiderhiser

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 Organized by middle child member and Ry Wharton Spring 2012  Exhibiting: Ryan Agnew, Michael Bell-Smith, Nick Bontrager, Stefanie Busch, Paul Elsner, Leah Frankel, Peter Luckner, Erin McKenna, Shane Mecklenburger, Scott Neal, Danielle Julian Norton, Ken Nurenburg, Sara ODonnell, Patrick O'Rorke, Mike Olenick, Chris Purdie, Umar Rashid, Suzanne Silver, Timothy Jude Smith, Austin Stewart Michael Stickrod.  One night invitational exhibition of light based work in a unique setting. The work in the show will be the only illumination in the space-- creating something that is neither gallery nor theater. Both projections and installations using (artificial) lighting as an integral component are welcome. The show will take place at tan large empty 2-story warehouse in Franklinton just east of the tracks on West State St. which features wide open architecture-- large windows, many columns, and corridors that can support works of varying scales.

Organized by middle child member and Ry Wharton Spring 2012

Exhibiting: Ryan Agnew, Michael Bell-Smith, Nick Bontrager, Stefanie Busch, Paul Elsner, Leah Frankel, Peter Luckner, Erin McKenna, Shane Mecklenburger, Scott Neal, Danielle Julian Norton, Ken Nurenburg, Sara ODonnell, Patrick O'Rorke, Mike Olenick, Chris Purdie, Umar Rashid, Suzanne Silver, Timothy Jude Smith, Austin Stewart Michael Stickrod.

One night invitational exhibition of light based work in a unique setting. The work in the show will be the only illumination in the space-- creating something that is neither gallery nor theater. Both projections and installations using (artificial) lighting as an integral component are welcome. The show will take place at tan large empty 2-story warehouse in Franklinton just east of the tracks on West State St. which features wide open architecture-- large windows, many columns, and corridors that can support works of varying scales.

 MARKING TIME  July 22-September 17 2016  Co-curated by Agnes Burris  The Carnegie Center is pleased to present the new exhibit Marking Time, co-curated by artist Agnes Burris and Carnegie Center Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf. Exploring such concepts as “event,” “present,” and “history”, the artists in Marking Time seek to reveal the elusive, yet always present, force of time. Artists Agnes Burris, Lori Esposito, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Matthew Loeser, Michael Ratterman, and Theodore Zanardelli present a diverse grouping of media and materials to capture the ephemeral experience of time. Time is not only a common thematic undercurrent among all the artists’ works, but it is also an active element employed in the creation of the works.  The Carnegie Center for Art and History  New Albany, Indiana

MARKING TIME

July 22-September 17 2016

Co-curated by Agnes Burris

The Carnegie Center is pleased to present the new exhibit Marking Time, co-curated by artist Agnes Burris and Carnegie Center Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf. Exploring such concepts as “event,” “present,” and “history”, the artists in Marking Time seek to reveal the elusive, yet always present, force of time. Artists Agnes Burris, Lori Esposito, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Matthew Loeser, Michael Ratterman, and Theodore Zanardelli present a diverse grouping of media and materials to capture the ephemeral experience of time. Time is not only a common thematic undercurrent among all the artists’ works, but it is also an active element employed in the creation of the works.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History

New Albany, Indiana

  One day temporary art installations set inside donated houses.     PARTICIPATING PROJECTS AND COLLECTIVES:    Velvet Mirror,  Elijah Funk,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by :   Tumbleweeds,  Nicole Crock,  Lot : Scattered around houses,  Project Date : Saturday, May 18, House donated by : Homeport   Timothy Smith ,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by : Homeport   Tell/Tale,   Curator : Andrea Myers,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Exhibition Date : Saturday, May 18 House provided by : Homeport Andrea Myers, Liz Trapp, Josh Welker   The Proper Organ of Vision,  Jeremy Stone,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by : Homeport   Nostos Curator : Cat Lynch,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Exhibition Date : Saturday, May 18,  House provided by : Homeport  Past participating artists *:Kathleen Ryan, Laura Hruska, Hannah Barnes, Jacinda Russell,  Original performers :Kristin Rochelle Lantz & Susie Underwood, Jen Gillette, the teens of Project Pivot, The Art Club Collective   In the Dark,   Curator : Philip Spangler,  House : 214/216 N 20th Street,  Exhibition Date : Saturday, May 18,  House provided by : Homeport  Participating artists :Jessica Naples: Photography, Amanda Kline: Photography & installation, Liam O’Connor: Installation, Chris Harvey: Performance & installation, Leah Frankel: Installation, Page Phillips: Contemporary dance, Nick George: Photography & Sculpture, Amy Ritter   Home Manual,  Elena Harvey Collins & Richard Rozewski,  House : 194 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by : Homeport   Family Album,   Artist : Sue Harshe,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by : Homeport   CURB APPEAL ,  Curator : Liz Maugans,  House : 194 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,,  House provided by : Homeport  Participating artists :Liz Maugans, Corrie Slawson & Marc Lefkowitz, Dana Depew & Jeff Chiplis, Michael Loderstedt, Mely Barragan   Treading:  468 W Town Street, December 13, 2012, Fall 2012 Columbus College of Art & DesignJunior Seminar Installation: Student Collaborative Project., House provided by Kenny Mollica.  Rooms to Let II featured nationally and internationally-recognized artists within a gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton. Each work was site specific and responded to the constructs of the unique environment within the house.

One day temporary art installations set inside donated houses.

PARTICIPATING PROJECTS AND COLLECTIVES:

Velvet Mirror, Elijah Funk, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by:

Tumbleweeds, Nicole Crock, Lot: Scattered around houses, Project Date: Saturday, May 18,House donated by: Homeport

Timothy Smith, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by: Homeport

Tell/Tale, Curator: Andrea Myers, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Exhibition Date: Saturday, May 18House provided by: Homeport Andrea Myers, Liz Trapp, Josh Welker

The Proper Organ of Vision, Jeremy Stone, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by: Homeport

Nostos Curator: Cat Lynch, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Exhibition Date: Saturday, May 18, House provided by: Homeport Past participating artists*:Kathleen Ryan, Laura Hruska, Hannah Barnes, Jacinda Russell, Original performers:Kristin Rochelle Lantz & Susie Underwood, Jen Gillette, the teens of Project Pivot, The Art Club Collective

In the Dark, Curator: Philip Spangler, House: 214/216 N 20th Street, Exhibition Date: Saturday, May 18, House provided by: Homeport Participating artists:Jessica Naples: Photography, Amanda Kline: Photography & installation, Liam O’Connor: Installation, Chris Harvey: Performance & installation, Leah Frankel: Installation, Page Phillips: Contemporary dance, Nick George: Photography & Sculpture, Amy Ritter

Home Manual, Elena Harvey Collins & Richard Rozewski, House: 194 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by: Homeport

Family Album, Artist: Sue Harshe, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by: Homeport

CURB APPEAL, Curator: Liz Maugans, House: 194 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18,, House provided by: Homeport Participating artists:Liz Maugans, Corrie Slawson & Marc Lefkowitz, Dana Depew & Jeff Chiplis, Michael Loderstedt, Mely Barragan

Treading: 468 W Town Street, December 13, 2012, Fall 2012 Columbus College of Art & DesignJunior Seminar Installation: Student Collaborative Project., House provided by Kenny Mollica.

Rooms to Let II featured nationally and internationally-recognized artists within a gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton. Each work was site specific and responded to the constructs of the unique environment within the house.

 The Garden of Earthly Delights  April 15 – May 13. Opening Reception Friday, April 15 @ 7  An exhibition of glass-based works, The Garden of Earthly Delights presents the lush worlds of Joanna Manousis and Zac Weinberg.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

The Garden of Earthly Delights

April 15 – May 13. Opening Reception Friday, April 15 @ 7

An exhibition of glass-based works, The Garden of Earthly Delights presents the lush worlds of Joanna Manousis and Zac Weinberg.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

  Housewarning   Ohio State University Hopkins Hall Gallery 2010, Organized by Middlechild collaborator and Tina Beifuss of Germany   Exhibiting Artists: Leah Ballis, Tina Beifuss, Anja Bruggemann, Stefanie Busch, Amy Casey, Paul Elsner, Matt Flegle, Eckehard Fuchs, Helma Groot, Scott Hocking, Esther Klaes, Maja Linke, Michael Litzau, Ryan Mandell, Fredrik Marsh, Ardine Nelson, Tim Portlock, Guido Reddersen  A house is a structure that keeps us safe and provides comfort from the elements. However, the concept of a house has ever-shifting connotations. We see the house as status, as burden, as security, and as a symbol of accomplishment. Changes in environment, societal structure, and circumstances can change our feelings about where and how we dwell, transforming this structure from cozy to claustrophobic, from ours to theirs, from real to idealistic.  HouseWARNING began as a conversation between curators Tina in Dresden, Germany and Columbus, Ohio in 2008. This was at the onset of the US housing market collapse, and our discussions centered on differences and similarities in our cultural understanding of what constitutes a home: ownership vs. rental; scale vs. convenience; comfort vs. location; urban vs. suburban. These talks lead to the concept for this exhibition. Artist in this exhibition came from Germany, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit and Columbus.

Housewarning

Ohio State University Hopkins Hall Gallery 2010, Organized by Middlechild collaborator and Tina Beifuss of Germany

Exhibiting Artists: Leah Ballis, Tina Beifuss, Anja Bruggemann, Stefanie Busch, Amy Casey, Paul Elsner, Matt Flegle, Eckehard Fuchs, Helma Groot, Scott Hocking, Esther Klaes, Maja Linke, Michael Litzau, Ryan Mandell, Fredrik Marsh, Ardine Nelson, Tim Portlock, Guido Reddersen

A house is a structure that keeps us safe and provides comfort from the elements. However, the concept of a house has ever-shifting connotations. We see the house as status, as burden, as security, and as a symbol of accomplishment. Changes in environment, societal structure, and circumstances can change our feelings about where and how we dwell, transforming this structure from cozy to claustrophobic, from ours to theirs, from real to idealistic.

HouseWARNING began as a conversation between curators Tina in Dresden, Germany and Columbus, Ohio in 2008. This was at the onset of the US housing market collapse, and our discussions centered on differences and similarities in our cultural understanding of what constitutes a home: ownership vs. rental; scale vs. convenience; comfort vs. location; urban vs. suburban. These talks lead to the concept for this exhibition. Artist in this exhibition came from Germany, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit and Columbus.

 The Great Camera Build-Off, January 9 – February 7  Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for the opening reception for the Great Camera Build-Off!  OSU photography students prove that digital sensors and expensive lenses aren’t necessary to produce high quality, thought provoking photographs.  The Great Camera Build Off features OSU student work created this fall during a course called ‘Alternative Camera Systems,’ taught by Department of Art Lecturer and STEAM Factory member Stephen Takacs.  During this upper-level photography course, undergraduate and graduate students explored an a-typical amalgam of photographic systems, including pinhole cameras, plastic lens cameras, and peel apart film.  Every artist participating in The Great Camera Build Off was tasked with creating a new camera using a piece of obsolete equipment distributed by Takacs, in part or in whole. The resulting exhibition features both the handmade cameras (many of which are quite sculptural) and the images produced by each.  Although all of the cameras and images were created using analog (ie. film-based) materials, the output varies and includes digital inkjet prints, as well as those made in the darkroom.  Takacs, whose room-sized camera obscura project Brownie In Motion recently toured the country, hopes that the students in his course leave empowered by the DIY mentality, and armed with the knowledge that it’s the artist who makes an image, not the device.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

The Great Camera Build-Off, January 9 – February 7

Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for the opening reception for the Great Camera Build-Off!

OSU photography students prove that digital sensors and expensive lenses aren’t necessary to produce high quality, thought provoking photographs.

The Great Camera Build Off features OSU student work created this fall during a course called ‘Alternative Camera Systems,’ taught by Department of Art Lecturer and STEAM Factory member Stephen Takacs.

During this upper-level photography course, undergraduate and graduate students explored an a-typical amalgam of photographic systems, including pinhole cameras, plastic lens cameras, and peel apart film.

Every artist participating in The Great Camera Build Off was tasked with creating a new camera using a piece of obsolete equipment distributed by Takacs, in part or in whole. The resulting exhibition features both the handmade cameras (many of which are quite sculptural) and the images produced by each.

Although all of the cameras and images were created using analog (ie. film-based) materials, the output varies and includes digital inkjet prints, as well as those made in the darkroom.

Takacs, whose room-sized camera obscura project Brownie In Motion recently toured the country, hopes that the students in his course leave empowered by the DIY mentality, and armed with the knowledge that it’s the artist who makes an image, not the device.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

  CURATING: OBJECT/IMPRINT   Urban Art Space curated with Josh Foy Winter, 2012  Exhibiting: Mary Jo Bole, Patrick O'Rorke, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, Josh Foy, Melissa Vogley Woods  Workshop: Installation Art conducted by Melissa Vogley Woods   Object /Imprint  showcases the work of regional artists who expand on the contexts of object in their approach, and art category. The conceptual aim of  Object/Imprint  is to exhibit artists who have transitioned from traditional art making mediums into non-traditional realms while maintaining a fixation on objects that typify those root traditions. These works address object obsession, proliferation, memory, and value; adapting and shifting through media, idea, place, or situation in an attempt to expand their work conceptually and go beyond the object it self.

CURATING: OBJECT/IMPRINT

Urban Art Space curated with Josh Foy Winter, 2012

Exhibiting: Mary Jo Bole, Patrick O'Rorke, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, Josh Foy, Melissa Vogley Woods

Workshop: Installation Art conducted by Melissa Vogley Woods

Object /Imprint showcases the work of regional artists who expand on the contexts of object in their approach, and art category. The conceptual aim of Object/Imprint is to exhibit artists who have transitioned from traditional art making mediums into non-traditional realms while maintaining a fixation on objects that typify those root traditions. These works address object obsession, proliferation, memory, and value; adapting and shifting through media, idea, place, or situation in an attempt to expand their work conceptually and go beyond the object it self.

 Material Evidence  October 9 – October 31; Opening reception Friday, October 9, 7-9.  Ten artists interpret the theme of “Material Evidence” through art that documents experience, explores unusual source materials, or redefines our perception of medium.  Each of the ten artists in this show also took part in a social art experiment called “The Artifact Project,” which seeks to illustrate the universality of human experience through objects that carry memory and resonance. Mementos with little or no external value are documented and given an elevated life as museum artifacts.  Video screenings of the artist interviews will take place throughout the exhibition. “The Artifact Project” is an ongoing work by Mona Gazala.  Featuring:  Mona Gazala  Dana Lynn Harper  Dustin Nowlin  Jason Schwab  Jeni Hansen Gard  Alena Rosa Reyes  Elizabeth Nelson  Ruth Burke  Forrest Gard  Gabe Michael Kenney  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Material Evidence

October 9 – October 31; Opening reception Friday, October 9, 7-9.

Ten artists interpret the theme of “Material Evidence” through art that documents experience, explores unusual source materials, or redefines our perception of medium.

Each of the ten artists in this show also took part in a social art experiment called “The Artifact Project,” which seeks to illustrate the universality of human experience through objects that carry memory and resonance. Mementos with little or no external value are documented and given an elevated life as museum artifacts.

Video screenings of the artist interviews will take place throughout the exhibition. “The Artifact Project” is an ongoing work by Mona Gazala.

Featuring:

Mona Gazala

Dana Lynn Harper

Dustin Nowlin

Jason Schwab

Jeni Hansen Gard

Alena Rosa Reyes

Elizabeth Nelson

Ruth Burke

Forrest Gard

Gabe Michael Kenney

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 Rarely Viewed: Newfangled readings of a bygone time  July 10 – August 1; Closing reception August 1, 6-8 pm  In this two-person exhibition, Lee Marchalonis and Heather Wetzel delve deep into the archives as they explore the rarefied worlds of libraries and natural history museums. Through drawings, photography and object-making these artists engage with notions of data collection, representative specimens, and the future of the book in a digital society.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Rarely Viewed: Newfangled readings of a bygone time

July 10 – August 1; Closing reception August 1, 6-8 pm

In this two-person exhibition, Lee Marchalonis and Heather Wetzel delve deep into the archives as they explore the rarefied worlds of libraries and natural history museums. Through drawings, photography and object-making these artists engage with notions of data collection, representative specimens, and the future of the book in a digital society.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

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  ROOMS TO LET 1, 2011    2 49 Martin Ave, June 3, 2011 in Franklinton.  PARTICIPATING ARTIST:  Melissa Vogley Woods, Shauna Merriman Deseden Germany, Elizabeth Gerdeman Leipzig Germany, Mary Jo Bole, Columbus OH, Matt Flegle California, Sarah Weinstock Columbus OH, , Undine Brod New York, Candace Black-Housh Columbus Ohio , Ash Kyrie Wisconsin, Timothy Jude Smith Columbus OH, Sylvia Doebelt Germany,   House donated by  Franklinton Development Association . Made possible with generous support from Greater Columbus Arts Council .

ROOMS TO LET 1, 2011

249 Martin Ave, June 3, 2011 in Franklinton.

PARTICIPATING ARTIST: Melissa Vogley Woods, Shauna Merriman Deseden Germany, Elizabeth Gerdeman Leipzig Germany, Mary Jo Bole, Columbus OH, Matt Flegle California, Sarah Weinstock Columbus OH, , Undine Brod New York, Candace Black-Housh Columbus Ohio , Ash Kyrie Wisconsin, Timothy Jude Smith Columbus OH, Sylvia Doebelt Germany,

House donated by Franklinton Development Association. Made possible with generous support fromGreater Columbus Arts Council.


 Rural Colors – Blue Mountain Pennsylvania  On view in the Projection Room June 12 – July 3; Opening reception June 12, 7-9 pm. A digital video installation by Matt Swift. Rural Colors is a series of short poetic experimental films that documents the natural landscapes of the world around us. This film utilizes a tracking shot of the stretch of the Pennsylvania Turn Pike that runs between Blue Mountain, Kittatinny Mountain and Tuscarora Mountain to paint a view of nature that exposes abstract asymmetrical designs verging on an ever changing linear perspective. Timed to music exploiting the brains superior colliculus (the area that connects visual information with audible information) the images become a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of color changing the original documented landscape into an aesthetic experience void of the details that influence our interpretation of such scenic views.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Rural Colors – Blue Mountain Pennsylvania

On view in the Projection Room June 12 – July 3; Opening reception June 12, 7-9 pm.
A digital video installation by Matt Swift.
Rural Colors is a series of short poetic experimental films that documents the natural landscapes of the world around us. This film utilizes a tracking shot of the stretch of the Pennsylvania Turn Pike that runs between Blue Mountain, Kittatinny Mountain and Tuscarora Mountain to paint a view of nature that exposes abstract asymmetrical designs verging on an ever changing linear perspective. Timed to music exploiting the brains superior colliculus (the area that connects visual information with audible information) the images become a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of color changing the original documented landscape into an aesthetic experience void of the details that influence our interpretation of such scenic views.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 Scroll: An Installation by Elizabeth Nelson  March 20 – April 11; Opening Reception March 20, 7 – 9 p.m.  Everyday we are presented with an overwhelming amount of visual information. Our brains must choose which elements are important enough to acknowledge and which can be left unseen. In an attempt to increase efficiency, our brains train themselves to recognize the visual patterns we observe most frequently. Because of this, we are able to scan more quickly as we fall into the rhythm of the information being presented.  Digital news feeds have been developed to monopolize upon this idea. They allow a viewer to look without seeing everything, to glance rather than inspect. But, with the constant option to simply continue scrolling, what is enough to actually make someone pause?  In her solo exhibition at EASE, Elizabeth Nelson confronts this question with a site specific multi-media installation.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Scroll: An Installation by Elizabeth Nelson

March 20 – April 11; Opening Reception March 20, 7 – 9 p.m.

Everyday we are presented with an overwhelming amount of visual information. Our brains must choose which elements are important enough to acknowledge and which can be left unseen. In an attempt to increase efficiency, our brains train themselves to recognize the visual patterns we observe most frequently. Because of this, we are able to scan more quickly as we fall into the rhythm of the information being presented.

Digital news feeds have been developed to monopolize upon this idea. They allow a viewer to look without seeing everything, to glance rather than inspect. But, with the constant option to simply continue scrolling, what is enough to actually make someone pause?

In her solo exhibition at EASE, Elizabeth Nelson confronts this question with a site specific multi-media installation.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 SHIFT: yaw  November 6 – November 21; Opening reception Friday, November 6, 7-9.  For a vessel moving through space, to yaw is to deviate temporarily from a straight course. For a vessel, to yaw is to shift along the vertical axis, to turn or be turned by oncoming forces. In human terms, to yaw is to turn on one’s heel to face a new direction. In human terms, this may mean a new course, or simply a new view for one maintaining their center.  SHIFT: yaw is an exhibition of artworks including new directions and new facets of work by graduate and undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. SHIFT: yaw seeks to call attention to the reaction of the student artist to the forces of academically structured influences.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

SHIFT: yaw

November 6 – November 21; Opening reception Friday, November 6, 7-9.

For a vessel moving through space, to yaw is to deviate temporarily from a straight course. For a vessel, to yaw is to shift along the vertical axis, to turn or be turned by oncoming forces. In human terms, to yaw is to turn on one’s heel to face a new direction. In human terms, this may mean a new course, or simply a new view for one maintaining their center.

SHIFT: yaw is an exhibition of artworks including new directions and new facets of work by graduate and undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. SHIFT: yaw seeks to call attention to the reaction of the student artist to the forces of academically structured influences.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 Organized with Jen Reeder Founder  Tracers Book Club (TRACERS) is a diverse, inclusive and publicly engaged collective dedicated to promoting feminism and all forms of human equality. Tracers is a radical initiative committed to social justice and gender lawlessness. Tracers proposes and promotes self-determination as a civil right. Tracers is for EVERYONE. Tracers is the revolution. Tracers Exhibition, lecture series, workshops occurred at Hopkins Hall Gallery from August 25-October 4th with a collection of revolutionary artifacts, a feminist reading room and an interactive timeline of the history of women’s experiences among other radical ephemera. Associated events include a series of panel conversations about feminism and intersectionality and a youth poetry day camp at the Hopkins Hall Gallery on the campus of OSU and a grrrl rock show at Ace of Cups.Participants in the Tracers events included:Participants: C0-Organizer Jen Reeder, Micol Hebron's Gallery Tally: Equality in the Art world Poster Project, Mytheli Sreenivas, Tracy Zollinger Turner, Macrorie Dean, Maria K DiFranco, Lisa McClymont, Laura Larson, Cathy Waggoner, Dr. Treva Lindsey, Dionne Edwards , Krista Benson, Gretel Young, Erin Fletcher, Susan Saltzburg; the bands “Katherine” , “The Girls” "DIdi", DJ Chris Conti, Jenna Rochelle, Capitol Crushers; Poets, Hanna Stephenson, Colleen Morrissey, Kim Leddy and Students from Mosaic, with assistance provided by Hopkins Hall Gallery and curator Merijn Van der Heijden.

Organized with Jen Reeder Founder

Tracers Book Club (TRACERS) is a diverse, inclusive and publicly engaged collective dedicated to promoting feminism and all forms of human equality. Tracers is a radical initiative committed to social justice and gender lawlessness. Tracers proposes and promotes self-determination as a civil right. Tracers is for EVERYONE. Tracers is the revolution. Tracers Exhibition, lecture series, workshops occurred at Hopkins Hall Gallery from August 25-October 4th with a collection of revolutionary artifacts, a feminist reading room and an interactive timeline of the history of women’s experiences among other radical ephemera. Associated events include a series of panel conversations about feminism and intersectionality and a youth poetry day camp at the Hopkins Hall Gallery on the campus of OSU and a grrrl rock show at Ace of Cups.Participants in the Tracers events included:Participants: C0-Organizer Jen Reeder, Micol Hebron's Gallery Tally: Equality in the Art world Poster Project, Mytheli Sreenivas, Tracy Zollinger Turner, Macrorie Dean, Maria K DiFranco, Lisa McClymont, Laura Larson, Cathy Waggoner, Dr. Treva Lindsey, Dionne Edwards , Krista Benson, Gretel Young, Erin Fletcher, Susan Saltzburg; the bands “Katherine” , “The Girls” "DIdi", DJ Chris Conti, Jenna Rochelle, Capitol Crushers; Poets, Hanna Stephenson, Colleen Morrissey, Kim Leddy and Students from Mosaic, with assistance provided by Hopkins Hall Gallery and curator Merijn Van der Heijden.

 Shared Spaces 2011   Curated Faculty Exhibition at College of Art and Design

Shared Spaces 2011

Curated Faculty Exhibition at College of Art and Design

 Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space was founded in 2010 by a Middle Child collaborator   The impetus for this now ongoing platform was to create a situation that facilitated the use of houses for themselves and for other artists. After several months looking and reaching out the developers they made a contact that was willing to give them a house. This began the first Rooms to Let project, that came together as a collective of 5 artists who in turn brought in many more for the first exhibition.  Rooms to Let Columbus facilitated for artists a new experience that was then shared with an audience. The Project continues as a place for artists in various locations.  Rooms to Let Cleveland was co- organized by our member, and executed by the RTF collectives at Slavic Village development center. This project continues to this day.

Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space was founded in 2010 by a Middle Child collaborator

The impetus for this now ongoing platform was to create a situation that facilitated the use of houses for themselves and for other artists. After several months looking and reaching out the developers they made a contact that was willing to give them a house. This began the first Rooms to Let project, that came together as a collective of 5 artists who in turn brought in many more for the first exhibition.

Rooms to Let Columbus facilitated for artists a new experience that was then shared with an audience. The Project continues as a place for artists in various locations.

Rooms to Let Cleveland was co- organized by our member, and executed by the RTF collectives at Slavic Village development center. This project continues to this day.

 Useful Uselessness  May 15 – June 6; Opening reception May 15, 7-9 pm  Since its invention some 6,000 years ago, glass has been harnessed for functional ends. From the core-formed perfume holders of ancient Egypt to the touch screens on the latest smartphone, glass has continually reinvented its purpose, evolving to fit the needs of society. Useful Uselessness presents the work of seven undergraduate students from The Ohio State University’s Glass Department. Throughout the semester they addressed the theme of utility through the lenses of the “Prototype,” “Prop” and “Prosthetic.”  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Useful Uselessness

May 15 – June 6; Opening reception May 15, 7-9 pm

Since its invention some 6,000 years ago, glass has been harnessed for functional ends. From the core-formed perfume holders of ancient Egypt to the touch screens on the latest smartphone, glass has continually reinvented its purpose, evolving to fit the needs of society. Useful Uselessness presents the work of seven undergraduate students from The Ohio State University’s Glass Department. Throughout the semester they addressed the theme of utility through the lenses of the “Prototype,” “Prop” and “Prosthetic.”

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 Chris Stone & Theodore Zanardelli  April 17 – May 9  Stripped of color and devoid of distraction the works in this exhibition question fundamental constructs of art and society.  Chris Stone’s rude crude figures reference the first humans and suggest a suppressed violence underpins our day-to-day interactions. Meanwhile, Theodore Zanardelli takes mark-making to a whole new fetish, reducing formal structures of shape and line to their most elemental smudge.  Come plumb these origin myths and more at the opening reception Saturday, April 18, 7 – 9 p.m.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Chris Stone & Theodore Zanardelli

April 17 – May 9

Stripped of color and devoid of distraction the works in this exhibition question fundamental constructs of art and society.

Chris Stone’s rude crude figures reference the first humans and suggest a suppressed violence underpins our day-to-day interactions. Meanwhile, Theodore Zanardelli takes mark-making to a whole new fetish, reducing formal structures of shape and line to their most elemental smudge.

Come plumb these origin myths and more at the opening reception Saturday, April 18, 7 – 9 p.m.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

 468 W Town St   House donated by : Kenny Mollica  PARTICIPATING ARTIST:  Linda Diec  | Columbus, Ohio,  Elena Harvey Collins  | Columbus, Ohio,  Paul Elsner  | Dresden, German,  Clare Fox  | Detroit, Michigan,  Monika Laskowska  | Columbus, Ohio & Poland, Bydgoszcz,  Micheal Litzau  | Columbus, Ohio,  Ryan Mandell  | Boise, Idaho,  Lauri Lynnxe Murphy | Columbus, Ohio & Denver, Colorado,  Jennifer Purdum  | Cincinnati, Ohio,  Suzanne Silver  | Columbus, Ohio  Mariana Smith  | Columbus, Ohio,  Timothy Jude Smith  | Boston, Massachusetts Hannah Stephenson  | Columbus, Ohio,  Tatiana Svrckova  | Columbus, Ohio & Cadca, Slovakia,  Melissa Vogley Woods  | Columbus, Ohio  Rooms to Let II featured nationally and internationally-recognized artists within a gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton. Each work was site specific and responded to the constructs of the unique environment within the house.

468 W Town St

House donated by: Kenny Mollica

PARTICIPATING ARTIST: Linda Diec | Columbus, Ohio, Elena Harvey Collins | Columbus, Ohio, Paul Elsner | Dresden, German, Clare Fox | Detroit, Michigan, Monika Laskowska | Columbus, Ohio & Poland, Bydgoszcz, Micheal Litzau | Columbus, Ohio, Ryan Mandell | Boise, Idaho, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy| Columbus, Ohio & Denver, Colorado, Jennifer Purdum | Cincinnati, Ohio, Suzanne Silver | Columbus, Ohio Mariana Smith | Columbus, Ohio, Timothy Jude Smith | Boston, MassachusettsHannah Stephenson | Columbus, Ohio, Tatiana Svrckova | Columbus, Ohio & Cadca, Slovakia, Melissa Vogley Woods | Columbus, Ohio

Rooms to Let II featured nationally and internationally-recognized artists within a gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton. Each work was site specific and responded to the constructs of the unique environment within the house.

 University of Cincinnati Exchange Exhibition  November 14th-29th, 2014  Opening Reception November 14th from 5-7 PM  Featured Artists: Matthew Jones, Mary Clare Reitz, Leigh Johnson, Aaryn Combs, Rick Wolhoy, Sunni Zemblowski, Sophie Neslund, Christine Kern, Amanda Bialk, Abby Mae Friend  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

University of Cincinnati Exchange Exhibition

November 14th-29th, 2014

Opening Reception November 14th from 5-7 PM

Featured Artists: Matthew Jones, Mary Clare Reitz, Leigh Johnson, Aaryn Combs, Rick Wolhoy, Sunni Zemblowski, Sophie Neslund, Christine Kern, Amanda Bialk, Abby Mae Friend

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

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 Active Presence  August 8 – September 5 | Opening Reception Saturday, August 8 from 6-8.  ‘Active Presence’ explores four artists’ unique perspectives on the role of the meditative. This exhibition presents traditional, performative and digital medias to expand upon popularized contexts of meditation derived from Eastern philosophy. These artists’ deliberate and active collaborations with place and time inspire alternative approaches to artistic production, placing greater emphasis on process and experience. Audiences are invited to witness contemplative and revelatory acts as the artists have situated themselves in derelict buildings, urban traffic, studio environments and rural landscapes. These acts, from solitary mark making to public engagement, shift distant observation to the vulnerability of the immediate.  Featuring Lori Esposito, Siavash Tohidi, Daisie Hoitsma, and Duane McDiamid.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 MINT Collective, Collaborative Exhibition at Springbreak's Brooklyn immersive Brooklyn, NY.  MINT is a collaborative, multidisciplinary collective founded and operated by artists located in Columbus, Ohio. Abidingly fresh, adaptable, and dynamic, our mission at MINT is to support underrepresented and developing artists, to cultivate relationships within the community, to embrace alternative projects, and to remain persistently disobedient to traditional thinking.  WILL PLAY FOR SPACE 2017: MEATBALL originated from a proposed basketball tournament in which local artist-run spaces would participate: our gallery, a former meat processing facility, transformed into a nearly full size court, Columbus’ art community as players and spectators in a communal performance. MINT Collective has since vacated our former facilities, alleviating undue financial burden and mitigating friction between our physical operation and city administration. Without a home court, WILL PLAY FOR SPACE is recontextualized into a broader conversation about displacement and nomadic participation, sustainability, and alternatives to alternatives
 OSU Adjunct Potluck  In true potluck fashion we have invited 12 members of the art department’s adjunct faculty to come to a party and bring something to share- In this case it’s a sample of their recent work. All are welcome. No casserole required! September 12th – October 4th. Reception and opening on September 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Featured artists are:  Luke Ahern Joanna Manousis Ashley Neukamm Deborah Scott Jason Schwab Carolyn Baginski Jayne Struble Stephen Takacs Heather F. Wetzel Laura Weiser Christie Whisman Theodore Zanardelli  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 Concurrent  Opening Reception October 10th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Show runs October 10th through November 2nd  Concurrent is a group exhibition of current member of the ceramic community at The Ohio State University. Concurrent means occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side. The artist work together side by side in a shared studio space and are now showing their work together in the gallery space. The working conversation that occurs through making in a community environment is transferred to the gallery where it will continue.  Participating artists: Natalia Arbelaez, Ashley Cahall, Allison Rose Craver, Brittany Faye Helms, Jeni Hansen Gard, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Byoung Hoon Kang, Yuanyuan Lu, Britny Wainwright  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
  DISCORD AND DISCOURSE: 2015 IN RETROSPECT   December 4 – January 30. Friday, December 4, Exhibition Opens: Preview 2-6; Artist Talk 6-7; followed by Reception 7-9.  Discord and Discourse is a focused exploration of the incendiary social climate of 2015. Transgender rights, police shootings, racism, income inequality, and attacks on reproductive freedom are just a few of the rallying calls for protests, marches and conflict in recent months. EASE would like to close out 2015 with an exhibition showcasing artists’ responses to these (and more) issues, the divisions they have revealed in our communities, and possible paths to reconciliation.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
  11 AT 400   400 rich gallery   “Some ephemeral moments must be given a memory, because the temporality of an instant may radiate a twinkle of eternity.( "Crystallization under an umbrella" )”  ―  Erik Pevernagie   This collection of artist on exhibition site-specific performance and temporary installations utilizing the refuse found within the space in addition to additions from the studio. The work was exhibited event style, being open for 2 days only.  Ken Nurenburg, Leah Frankel, Ann Keener, Evan Dawson, Tim Smith, Jen Aneble, Nick George, Sarah Weinstock, Peter Luckner, Stephan Takacs.
    THE GAME SHOW   February 26 – April 9. Opening Reception: February 26, 7-9  We invited artists, poets, philosophers, teachers, and thinkers to come together over a shared meal, form groups and create a game out of collaboration. The Game Show is the fruit of these labors where process and play produce product. Come to the show. Play the game. Take a book.  Featuring: Julie Jent, Karl Stevens, Matt Swift, Nicolette Swift, Natalia Arbelaez, Brad Modlin, Kristin Calhoun, Joy Sullivan, Carolyn Baginski, Agnes Burris, Adam Gellings, Forrest Gard, James Minor, Wendy McVicker, Kristin Distel, Jena Seiler, and Melissa Neiderhiser  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 Organized by middle child member and Ry Wharton Spring 2012  Exhibiting: Ryan Agnew, Michael Bell-Smith, Nick Bontrager, Stefanie Busch, Paul Elsner, Leah Frankel, Peter Luckner, Erin McKenna, Shane Mecklenburger, Scott Neal, Danielle Julian Norton, Ken Nurenburg, Sara ODonnell, Patrick O'Rorke, Mike Olenick, Chris Purdie, Umar Rashid, Suzanne Silver, Timothy Jude Smith, Austin Stewart Michael Stickrod.  One night invitational exhibition of light based work in a unique setting. The work in the show will be the only illumination in the space-- creating something that is neither gallery nor theater. Both projections and installations using (artificial) lighting as an integral component are welcome. The show will take place at tan large empty 2-story warehouse in Franklinton just east of the tracks on West State St. which features wide open architecture-- large windows, many columns, and corridors that can support works of varying scales.
 MARKING TIME  July 22-September 17 2016  Co-curated by Agnes Burris  The Carnegie Center is pleased to present the new exhibit Marking Time, co-curated by artist Agnes Burris and Carnegie Center Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf. Exploring such concepts as “event,” “present,” and “history”, the artists in Marking Time seek to reveal the elusive, yet always present, force of time. Artists Agnes Burris, Lori Esposito, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Matthew Loeser, Michael Ratterman, and Theodore Zanardelli present a diverse grouping of media and materials to capture the ephemeral experience of time. Time is not only a common thematic undercurrent among all the artists’ works, but it is also an active element employed in the creation of the works.  The Carnegie Center for Art and History  New Albany, Indiana
  One day temporary art installations set inside donated houses.     PARTICIPATING PROJECTS AND COLLECTIVES:    Velvet Mirror,  Elijah Funk,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by :   Tumbleweeds,  Nicole Crock,  Lot : Scattered around houses,  Project Date : Saturday, May 18, House donated by : Homeport   Timothy Smith ,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by : Homeport   Tell/Tale,   Curator : Andrea Myers,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Exhibition Date : Saturday, May 18 House provided by : Homeport Andrea Myers, Liz Trapp, Josh Welker   The Proper Organ of Vision,  Jeremy Stone,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by : Homeport   Nostos Curator : Cat Lynch,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Exhibition Date : Saturday, May 18,  House provided by : Homeport  Past participating artists *:Kathleen Ryan, Laura Hruska, Hannah Barnes, Jacinda Russell,  Original performers :Kristin Rochelle Lantz & Susie Underwood, Jen Gillette, the teens of Project Pivot, The Art Club Collective   In the Dark,   Curator : Philip Spangler,  House : 214/216 N 20th Street,  Exhibition Date : Saturday, May 18,  House provided by : Homeport  Participating artists :Jessica Naples: Photography, Amanda Kline: Photography & installation, Liam O’Connor: Installation, Chris Harvey: Performance & installation, Leah Frankel: Installation, Page Phillips: Contemporary dance, Nick George: Photography & Sculpture, Amy Ritter   Home Manual,  Elena Harvey Collins & Richard Rozewski,  House : 194 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by : Homeport   Family Album,   Artist : Sue Harshe,  House : 219 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,  House donated by : Homeport   CURB APPEAL ,  Curator : Liz Maugans,  House : 194 N 22nd Street,  Date : Saturday, May 18,,  House provided by : Homeport  Participating artists :Liz Maugans, Corrie Slawson & Marc Lefkowitz, Dana Depew & Jeff Chiplis, Michael Loderstedt, Mely Barragan   Treading:  468 W Town Street, December 13, 2012, Fall 2012 Columbus College of Art & DesignJunior Seminar Installation: Student Collaborative Project., House provided by Kenny Mollica.  Rooms to Let II featured nationally and internationally-recognized artists within a gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton. Each work was site specific and responded to the constructs of the unique environment within the house.
 The Garden of Earthly Delights  April 15 – May 13. Opening Reception Friday, April 15 @ 7  An exhibition of glass-based works, The Garden of Earthly Delights presents the lush worlds of Joanna Manousis and Zac Weinberg.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
  Housewarning   Ohio State University Hopkins Hall Gallery 2010, Organized by Middlechild collaborator and Tina Beifuss of Germany   Exhibiting Artists: Leah Ballis, Tina Beifuss, Anja Bruggemann, Stefanie Busch, Amy Casey, Paul Elsner, Matt Flegle, Eckehard Fuchs, Helma Groot, Scott Hocking, Esther Klaes, Maja Linke, Michael Litzau, Ryan Mandell, Fredrik Marsh, Ardine Nelson, Tim Portlock, Guido Reddersen  A house is a structure that keeps us safe and provides comfort from the elements. However, the concept of a house has ever-shifting connotations. We see the house as status, as burden, as security, and as a symbol of accomplishment. Changes in environment, societal structure, and circumstances can change our feelings about where and how we dwell, transforming this structure from cozy to claustrophobic, from ours to theirs, from real to idealistic.  HouseWARNING began as a conversation between curators Tina in Dresden, Germany and Columbus, Ohio in 2008. This was at the onset of the US housing market collapse, and our discussions centered on differences and similarities in our cultural understanding of what constitutes a home: ownership vs. rental; scale vs. convenience; comfort vs. location; urban vs. suburban. These talks lead to the concept for this exhibition. Artist in this exhibition came from Germany, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit and Columbus.
 The Great Camera Build-Off, January 9 – February 7  Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for the opening reception for the Great Camera Build-Off!  OSU photography students prove that digital sensors and expensive lenses aren’t necessary to produce high quality, thought provoking photographs.  The Great Camera Build Off features OSU student work created this fall during a course called ‘Alternative Camera Systems,’ taught by Department of Art Lecturer and STEAM Factory member Stephen Takacs.  During this upper-level photography course, undergraduate and graduate students explored an a-typical amalgam of photographic systems, including pinhole cameras, plastic lens cameras, and peel apart film.  Every artist participating in The Great Camera Build Off was tasked with creating a new camera using a piece of obsolete equipment distributed by Takacs, in part or in whole. The resulting exhibition features both the handmade cameras (many of which are quite sculptural) and the images produced by each.  Although all of the cameras and images were created using analog (ie. film-based) materials, the output varies and includes digital inkjet prints, as well as those made in the darkroom.  Takacs, whose room-sized camera obscura project Brownie In Motion recently toured the country, hopes that the students in his course leave empowered by the DIY mentality, and armed with the knowledge that it’s the artist who makes an image, not the device.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
  CURATING: OBJECT/IMPRINT   Urban Art Space curated with Josh Foy Winter, 2012  Exhibiting: Mary Jo Bole, Patrick O'Rorke, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, Josh Foy, Melissa Vogley Woods  Workshop: Installation Art conducted by Melissa Vogley Woods   Object /Imprint  showcases the work of regional artists who expand on the contexts of object in their approach, and art category. The conceptual aim of  Object/Imprint  is to exhibit artists who have transitioned from traditional art making mediums into non-traditional realms while maintaining a fixation on objects that typify those root traditions. These works address object obsession, proliferation, memory, and value; adapting and shifting through media, idea, place, or situation in an attempt to expand their work conceptually and go beyond the object it self.
 Material Evidence  October 9 – October 31; Opening reception Friday, October 9, 7-9.  Ten artists interpret the theme of “Material Evidence” through art that documents experience, explores unusual source materials, or redefines our perception of medium.  Each of the ten artists in this show also took part in a social art experiment called “The Artifact Project,” which seeks to illustrate the universality of human experience through objects that carry memory and resonance. Mementos with little or no external value are documented and given an elevated life as museum artifacts.  Video screenings of the artist interviews will take place throughout the exhibition. “The Artifact Project” is an ongoing work by Mona Gazala.  Featuring:  Mona Gazala  Dana Lynn Harper  Dustin Nowlin  Jason Schwab  Jeni Hansen Gard  Alena Rosa Reyes  Elizabeth Nelson  Ruth Burke  Forrest Gard  Gabe Michael Kenney  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 Rarely Viewed: Newfangled readings of a bygone time  July 10 – August 1; Closing reception August 1, 6-8 pm  In this two-person exhibition, Lee Marchalonis and Heather Wetzel delve deep into the archives as they explore the rarefied worlds of libraries and natural history museums. Through drawings, photography and object-making these artists engage with notions of data collection, representative specimens, and the future of the book in a digital society.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
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  ROOMS TO LET 1, 2011    2 49 Martin Ave, June 3, 2011 in Franklinton.  PARTICIPATING ARTIST:  Melissa Vogley Woods, Shauna Merriman Deseden Germany, Elizabeth Gerdeman Leipzig Germany, Mary Jo Bole, Columbus OH, Matt Flegle California, Sarah Weinstock Columbus OH, , Undine Brod New York, Candace Black-Housh Columbus Ohio , Ash Kyrie Wisconsin, Timothy Jude Smith Columbus OH, Sylvia Doebelt Germany,   House donated by  Franklinton Development Association . Made possible with generous support from Greater Columbus Arts Council .
 Rural Colors – Blue Mountain Pennsylvania  On view in the Projection Room June 12 – July 3; Opening reception June 12, 7-9 pm. A digital video installation by Matt Swift. Rural Colors is a series of short poetic experimental films that documents the natural landscapes of the world around us. This film utilizes a tracking shot of the stretch of the Pennsylvania Turn Pike that runs between Blue Mountain, Kittatinny Mountain and Tuscarora Mountain to paint a view of nature that exposes abstract asymmetrical designs verging on an ever changing linear perspective. Timed to music exploiting the brains superior colliculus (the area that connects visual information with audible information) the images become a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of color changing the original documented landscape into an aesthetic experience void of the details that influence our interpretation of such scenic views.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 Scroll: An Installation by Elizabeth Nelson  March 20 – April 11; Opening Reception March 20, 7 – 9 p.m.  Everyday we are presented with an overwhelming amount of visual information. Our brains must choose which elements are important enough to acknowledge and which can be left unseen. In an attempt to increase efficiency, our brains train themselves to recognize the visual patterns we observe most frequently. Because of this, we are able to scan more quickly as we fall into the rhythm of the information being presented.  Digital news feeds have been developed to monopolize upon this idea. They allow a viewer to look without seeing everything, to glance rather than inspect. But, with the constant option to simply continue scrolling, what is enough to actually make someone pause?  In her solo exhibition at EASE, Elizabeth Nelson confronts this question with a site specific multi-media installation.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 SHIFT: yaw  November 6 – November 21; Opening reception Friday, November 6, 7-9.  For a vessel moving through space, to yaw is to deviate temporarily from a straight course. For a vessel, to yaw is to shift along the vertical axis, to turn or be turned by oncoming forces. In human terms, to yaw is to turn on one’s heel to face a new direction. In human terms, this may mean a new course, or simply a new view for one maintaining their center.  SHIFT: yaw is an exhibition of artworks including new directions and new facets of work by graduate and undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. SHIFT: yaw seeks to call attention to the reaction of the student artist to the forces of academically structured influences.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 Organized with Jen Reeder Founder  Tracers Book Club (TRACERS) is a diverse, inclusive and publicly engaged collective dedicated to promoting feminism and all forms of human equality. Tracers is a radical initiative committed to social justice and gender lawlessness. Tracers proposes and promotes self-determination as a civil right. Tracers is for EVERYONE. Tracers is the revolution. Tracers Exhibition, lecture series, workshops occurred at Hopkins Hall Gallery from August 25-October 4th with a collection of revolutionary artifacts, a feminist reading room and an interactive timeline of the history of women’s experiences among other radical ephemera. Associated events include a series of panel conversations about feminism and intersectionality and a youth poetry day camp at the Hopkins Hall Gallery on the campus of OSU and a grrrl rock show at Ace of Cups.Participants in the Tracers events included:Participants: C0-Organizer Jen Reeder, Micol Hebron's Gallery Tally: Equality in the Art world Poster Project, Mytheli Sreenivas, Tracy Zollinger Turner, Macrorie Dean, Maria K DiFranco, Lisa McClymont, Laura Larson, Cathy Waggoner, Dr. Treva Lindsey, Dionne Edwards , Krista Benson, Gretel Young, Erin Fletcher, Susan Saltzburg; the bands “Katherine” , “The Girls” "DIdi", DJ Chris Conti, Jenna Rochelle, Capitol Crushers; Poets, Hanna Stephenson, Colleen Morrissey, Kim Leddy and Students from Mosaic, with assistance provided by Hopkins Hall Gallery and curator Merijn Van der Heijden.
 Shared Spaces 2011   Curated Faculty Exhibition at College of Art and Design
 Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space was founded in 2010 by a Middle Child collaborator   The impetus for this now ongoing platform was to create a situation that facilitated the use of houses for themselves and for other artists. After several months looking and reaching out the developers they made a contact that was willing to give them a house. This began the first Rooms to Let project, that came together as a collective of 5 artists who in turn brought in many more for the first exhibition.  Rooms to Let Columbus facilitated for artists a new experience that was then shared with an audience. The Project continues as a place for artists in various locations.  Rooms to Let Cleveland was co- organized by our member, and executed by the RTF collectives at Slavic Village development center. This project continues to this day.
 Useful Uselessness  May 15 – June 6; Opening reception May 15, 7-9 pm  Since its invention some 6,000 years ago, glass has been harnessed for functional ends. From the core-formed perfume holders of ancient Egypt to the touch screens on the latest smartphone, glass has continually reinvented its purpose, evolving to fit the needs of society. Useful Uselessness presents the work of seven undergraduate students from The Ohio State University’s Glass Department. Throughout the semester they addressed the theme of utility through the lenses of the “Prototype,” “Prop” and “Prosthetic.”  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 Chris Stone & Theodore Zanardelli  April 17 – May 9  Stripped of color and devoid of distraction the works in this exhibition question fundamental constructs of art and society.  Chris Stone’s rude crude figures reference the first humans and suggest a suppressed violence underpins our day-to-day interactions. Meanwhile, Theodore Zanardelli takes mark-making to a whole new fetish, reducing formal structures of shape and line to their most elemental smudge.  Come plumb these origin myths and more at the opening reception Saturday, April 18, 7 – 9 p.m.  EASE  Columbus, Ohio
 468 W Town St   House donated by : Kenny Mollica  PARTICIPATING ARTIST:  Linda Diec  | Columbus, Ohio,  Elena Harvey Collins  | Columbus, Ohio,  Paul Elsner  | Dresden, German,  Clare Fox  | Detroit, Michigan,  Monika Laskowska  | Columbus, Ohio & Poland, Bydgoszcz,  Micheal Litzau  | Columbus, Ohio,  Ryan Mandell  | Boise, Idaho,  Lauri Lynnxe Murphy | Columbus, Ohio & Denver, Colorado,  Jennifer Purdum  | Cincinnati, Ohio,  Suzanne Silver  | Columbus, Ohio  Mariana Smith  | Columbus, Ohio,  Timothy Jude Smith  | Boston, Massachusetts Hannah Stephenson  | Columbus, Ohio,  Tatiana Svrckova  | Columbus, Ohio & Cadca, Slovakia,  Melissa Vogley Woods  | Columbus, Ohio  Rooms to Let II featured nationally and internationally-recognized artists within a gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton. Each work was site specific and responded to the constructs of the unique environment within the house.
 University of Cincinnati Exchange Exhibition  November 14th-29th, 2014  Opening Reception November 14th from 5-7 PM  Featured Artists: Matthew Jones, Mary Clare Reitz, Leigh Johnson, Aaryn Combs, Rick Wolhoy, Sunni Zemblowski, Sophie Neslund, Christine Kern, Amanda Bialk, Abby Mae Friend  EASE  Columbus, Ohio

Active Presence

August 8 – September 5 | Opening Reception Saturday, August 8 from 6-8.

‘Active Presence’ explores four artists’ unique perspectives on the role of the meditative. This exhibition presents traditional, performative and digital medias to expand upon popularized contexts of meditation derived from Eastern philosophy. These artists’ deliberate and active collaborations with place and time inspire alternative approaches to artistic production, placing greater emphasis on process and experience. Audiences are invited to witness contemplative and revelatory acts as the artists have situated themselves in derelict buildings, urban traffic, studio environments and rural landscapes. These acts, from solitary mark making to public engagement, shift distant observation to the vulnerability of the immediate.

Featuring Lori Esposito, Siavash Tohidi, Daisie Hoitsma, and Duane McDiamid.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

MINT Collective, Collaborative Exhibition at Springbreak's Brooklyn immersive Brooklyn, NY.

MINT is a collaborative, multidisciplinary collective founded and operated by artists located in Columbus, Ohio. Abidingly fresh, adaptable, and dynamic, our mission at MINT is to support underrepresented and developing artists, to cultivate relationships within the community, to embrace alternative projects, and to remain persistently disobedient to traditional thinking.

WILL PLAY FOR SPACE 2017: MEATBALL originated from a proposed basketball tournament in which local artist-run spaces would participate: our gallery, a former meat processing facility, transformed into a nearly full size court, Columbus’ art community as players and spectators in a communal performance. MINT Collective has since vacated our former facilities, alleviating undue financial burden and mitigating friction between our physical operation and city administration. Without a home court, WILL PLAY FOR SPACE is recontextualized into a broader conversation about displacement and nomadic participation, sustainability, and alternatives to alternatives

OSU Adjunct Potluck

In true potluck fashion we have invited 12 members of the art department’s adjunct faculty to come to a party and bring something to share- In this case it’s a sample of their recent work. All are welcome. No casserole required! September 12th – October 4th. Reception and opening on September 12th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Featured artists are:

Luke Ahern
Joanna Manousis
Ashley Neukamm
Deborah Scott
Jason Schwab
Carolyn Baginski
Jayne Struble
Stephen Takacs
Heather F. Wetzel
Laura Weiser
Christie Whisman
Theodore Zanardelli

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Columbus, Ohio

Concurrent

Opening Reception October 10th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Show runs October 10th through November 2nd

Concurrent is a group exhibition of current member of the ceramic community at The Ohio State University. Concurrent means occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side. The artist work together side by side in a shared studio space and are now showing their work together in the gallery space. The working conversation that occurs through making in a community environment is transferred to the gallery where it will continue.

Participating artists: Natalia Arbelaez, Ashley Cahall, Allison Rose Craver, Brittany Faye Helms, Jeni Hansen Gard, Forrest Sincoff Gard, Byoung Hoon Kang, Yuanyuan Lu, Britny Wainwright

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

DISCORD AND DISCOURSE: 2015 IN RETROSPECT

December 4 – January 30. Friday, December 4, Exhibition Opens: Preview 2-6; Artist Talk 6-7; followed by Reception 7-9.

Discord and Discourse is a focused exploration of the incendiary social climate of 2015. Transgender rights, police shootings, racism, income inequality, and attacks on reproductive freedom are just a few of the rallying calls for protests, marches and conflict in recent months. EASE would like to close out 2015 with an exhibition showcasing artists’ responses to these (and more) issues, the divisions they have revealed in our communities, and possible paths to reconciliation.

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Columbus, Ohio

11 AT 400

400 rich gallery


“Some ephemeral moments must be given a memory, because the temporality of an instant may radiate a twinkle of eternity.( "Crystallization under an umbrella" )” 
― Erik Pevernagie

This collection of artist on exhibition site-specific performance and temporary installations utilizing the refuse found within the space in addition to additions from the studio. The work was exhibited event style, being open for 2 days only.

Ken Nurenburg, Leah Frankel, Ann Keener, Evan Dawson, Tim Smith, Jen Aneble, Nick George, Sarah Weinstock, Peter Luckner, Stephan Takacs.

THE GAME SHOW

February 26 – April 9. Opening Reception: February 26, 7-9

We invited artists, poets, philosophers, teachers, and thinkers to come together over a shared meal, form groups and create a game out of collaboration. The Game Show is the fruit of these labors where process and play produce product. Come to the show. Play the game. Take a book.

Featuring: Julie Jent, Karl Stevens, Matt Swift, Nicolette Swift, Natalia Arbelaez, Brad Modlin, Kristin Calhoun, Joy Sullivan, Carolyn Baginski, Agnes Burris, Adam Gellings, Forrest Gard, James Minor, Wendy McVicker, Kristin Distel, Jena Seiler, and Melissa Neiderhiser

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

Organized by middle child member and Ry Wharton Spring 2012

Exhibiting: Ryan Agnew, Michael Bell-Smith, Nick Bontrager, Stefanie Busch, Paul Elsner, Leah Frankel, Peter Luckner, Erin McKenna, Shane Mecklenburger, Scott Neal, Danielle Julian Norton, Ken Nurenburg, Sara ODonnell, Patrick O'Rorke, Mike Olenick, Chris Purdie, Umar Rashid, Suzanne Silver, Timothy Jude Smith, Austin Stewart Michael Stickrod.

One night invitational exhibition of light based work in a unique setting. The work in the show will be the only illumination in the space-- creating something that is neither gallery nor theater. Both projections and installations using (artificial) lighting as an integral component are welcome. The show will take place at tan large empty 2-story warehouse in Franklinton just east of the tracks on West State St. which features wide open architecture-- large windows, many columns, and corridors that can support works of varying scales.

MARKING TIME

July 22-September 17 2016

Co-curated by Agnes Burris

The Carnegie Center is pleased to present the new exhibit Marking Time, co-curated by artist Agnes Burris and Carnegie Center Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf. Exploring such concepts as “event,” “present,” and “history”, the artists in Marking Time seek to reveal the elusive, yet always present, force of time. Artists Agnes Burris, Lori Esposito, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Matthew Loeser, Michael Ratterman, and Theodore Zanardelli present a diverse grouping of media and materials to capture the ephemeral experience of time. Time is not only a common thematic undercurrent among all the artists’ works, but it is also an active element employed in the creation of the works.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History

New Albany, Indiana

One day temporary art installations set inside donated houses.

PARTICIPATING PROJECTS AND COLLECTIVES:

Velvet Mirror, Elijah Funk, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by:

Tumbleweeds, Nicole Crock, Lot: Scattered around houses, Project Date: Saturday, May 18,House donated by: Homeport

Timothy Smith, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by: Homeport

Tell/Tale, Curator: Andrea Myers, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Exhibition Date: Saturday, May 18House provided by: Homeport Andrea Myers, Liz Trapp, Josh Welker

The Proper Organ of Vision, Jeremy Stone, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by: Homeport

Nostos Curator: Cat Lynch, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Exhibition Date: Saturday, May 18, House provided by: Homeport Past participating artists*:Kathleen Ryan, Laura Hruska, Hannah Barnes, Jacinda Russell, Original performers:Kristin Rochelle Lantz & Susie Underwood, Jen Gillette, the teens of Project Pivot, The Art Club Collective

In the Dark, Curator: Philip Spangler, House: 214/216 N 20th Street, Exhibition Date: Saturday, May 18, House provided by: Homeport Participating artists:Jessica Naples: Photography, Amanda Kline: Photography & installation, Liam O’Connor: Installation, Chris Harvey: Performance & installation, Leah Frankel: Installation, Page Phillips: Contemporary dance, Nick George: Photography & Sculpture, Amy Ritter

Home Manual, Elena Harvey Collins & Richard Rozewski, House: 194 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by: Homeport

Family Album, Artist: Sue Harshe, House: 219 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18, House donated by: Homeport

CURB APPEAL, Curator: Liz Maugans, House: 194 N 22nd Street, Date: Saturday, May 18,, House provided by: Homeport Participating artists:Liz Maugans, Corrie Slawson & Marc Lefkowitz, Dana Depew & Jeff Chiplis, Michael Loderstedt, Mely Barragan

Treading: 468 W Town Street, December 13, 2012, Fall 2012 Columbus College of Art & DesignJunior Seminar Installation: Student Collaborative Project., House provided by Kenny Mollica.

Rooms to Let II featured nationally and internationally-recognized artists within a gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton. Each work was site specific and responded to the constructs of the unique environment within the house.

The Garden of Earthly Delights

April 15 – May 13. Opening Reception Friday, April 15 @ 7

An exhibition of glass-based works, The Garden of Earthly Delights presents the lush worlds of Joanna Manousis and Zac Weinberg.

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Columbus, Ohio

Housewarning

Ohio State University Hopkins Hall Gallery 2010, Organized by Middlechild collaborator and Tina Beifuss of Germany

Exhibiting Artists: Leah Ballis, Tina Beifuss, Anja Bruggemann, Stefanie Busch, Amy Casey, Paul Elsner, Matt Flegle, Eckehard Fuchs, Helma Groot, Scott Hocking, Esther Klaes, Maja Linke, Michael Litzau, Ryan Mandell, Fredrik Marsh, Ardine Nelson, Tim Portlock, Guido Reddersen

A house is a structure that keeps us safe and provides comfort from the elements. However, the concept of a house has ever-shifting connotations. We see the house as status, as burden, as security, and as a symbol of accomplishment. Changes in environment, societal structure, and circumstances can change our feelings about where and how we dwell, transforming this structure from cozy to claustrophobic, from ours to theirs, from real to idealistic.

HouseWARNING began as a conversation between curators Tina in Dresden, Germany and Columbus, Ohio in 2008. This was at the onset of the US housing market collapse, and our discussions centered on differences and similarities in our cultural understanding of what constitutes a home: ownership vs. rental; scale vs. convenience; comfort vs. location; urban vs. suburban. These talks lead to the concept for this exhibition. Artist in this exhibition came from Germany, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit and Columbus.

The Great Camera Build-Off, January 9 – February 7

Join us on January 9th at 7:00 PM for the opening reception for the Great Camera Build-Off!

OSU photography students prove that digital sensors and expensive lenses aren’t necessary to produce high quality, thought provoking photographs.

The Great Camera Build Off features OSU student work created this fall during a course called ‘Alternative Camera Systems,’ taught by Department of Art Lecturer and STEAM Factory member Stephen Takacs.

During this upper-level photography course, undergraduate and graduate students explored an a-typical amalgam of photographic systems, including pinhole cameras, plastic lens cameras, and peel apart film.

Every artist participating in The Great Camera Build Off was tasked with creating a new camera using a piece of obsolete equipment distributed by Takacs, in part or in whole. The resulting exhibition features both the handmade cameras (many of which are quite sculptural) and the images produced by each.

Although all of the cameras and images were created using analog (ie. film-based) materials, the output varies and includes digital inkjet prints, as well as those made in the darkroom.

Takacs, whose room-sized camera obscura project Brownie In Motion recently toured the country, hopes that the students in his course leave empowered by the DIY mentality, and armed with the knowledge that it’s the artist who makes an image, not the device.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

CURATING: OBJECT/IMPRINT

Urban Art Space curated with Josh Foy Winter, 2012

Exhibiting: Mary Jo Bole, Patrick O'Rorke, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, Josh Foy, Melissa Vogley Woods

Workshop: Installation Art conducted by Melissa Vogley Woods

Object /Imprint showcases the work of regional artists who expand on the contexts of object in their approach, and art category. The conceptual aim of Object/Imprint is to exhibit artists who have transitioned from traditional art making mediums into non-traditional realms while maintaining a fixation on objects that typify those root traditions. These works address object obsession, proliferation, memory, and value; adapting and shifting through media, idea, place, or situation in an attempt to expand their work conceptually and go beyond the object it self.

Material Evidence

October 9 – October 31; Opening reception Friday, October 9, 7-9.

Ten artists interpret the theme of “Material Evidence” through art that documents experience, explores unusual source materials, or redefines our perception of medium.

Each of the ten artists in this show also took part in a social art experiment called “The Artifact Project,” which seeks to illustrate the universality of human experience through objects that carry memory and resonance. Mementos with little or no external value are documented and given an elevated life as museum artifacts.

Video screenings of the artist interviews will take place throughout the exhibition. “The Artifact Project” is an ongoing work by Mona Gazala.

Featuring:

Mona Gazala

Dana Lynn Harper

Dustin Nowlin

Jason Schwab

Jeni Hansen Gard

Alena Rosa Reyes

Elizabeth Nelson

Ruth Burke

Forrest Gard

Gabe Michael Kenney

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Columbus, Ohio

Rarely Viewed: Newfangled readings of a bygone time

July 10 – August 1; Closing reception August 1, 6-8 pm

In this two-person exhibition, Lee Marchalonis and Heather Wetzel delve deep into the archives as they explore the rarefied worlds of libraries and natural history museums. Through drawings, photography and object-making these artists engage with notions of data collection, representative specimens, and the future of the book in a digital society.

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Columbus, Ohio

ROOMS TO LET 1, 2011

249 Martin Ave, June 3, 2011 in Franklinton.

PARTICIPATING ARTIST: Melissa Vogley Woods, Shauna Merriman Deseden Germany, Elizabeth Gerdeman Leipzig Germany, Mary Jo Bole, Columbus OH, Matt Flegle California, Sarah Weinstock Columbus OH, , Undine Brod New York, Candace Black-Housh Columbus Ohio , Ash Kyrie Wisconsin, Timothy Jude Smith Columbus OH, Sylvia Doebelt Germany,

House donated by Franklinton Development Association. Made possible with generous support fromGreater Columbus Arts Council.


Rural Colors – Blue Mountain Pennsylvania

On view in the Projection Room June 12 – July 3; Opening reception June 12, 7-9 pm.
A digital video installation by Matt Swift.
Rural Colors is a series of short poetic experimental films that documents the natural landscapes of the world around us. This film utilizes a tracking shot of the stretch of the Pennsylvania Turn Pike that runs between Blue Mountain, Kittatinny Mountain and Tuscarora Mountain to paint a view of nature that exposes abstract asymmetrical designs verging on an ever changing linear perspective. Timed to music exploiting the brains superior colliculus (the area that connects visual information with audible information) the images become a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of color changing the original documented landscape into an aesthetic experience void of the details that influence our interpretation of such scenic views.

EASE

Columbus, Ohio

Scroll: An Installation by Elizabeth Nelson

March 20 – April 11; Opening Reception March 20, 7 – 9 p.m.

Everyday we are presented with an overwhelming amount of visual information. Our brains must choose which elements are important enough to acknowledge and which can be left unseen. In an attempt to increase efficiency, our brains train themselves to recognize the visual patterns we observe most frequently. Because of this, we are able to scan more quickly as we fall into the rhythm of the information being presented.

Digital news feeds have been developed to monopolize upon this idea. They allow a viewer to look without seeing everything, to glance rather than inspect. But, with the constant option to simply continue scrolling, what is enough to actually make someone pause?

In her solo exhibition at EASE, Elizabeth Nelson confronts this question with a site specific multi-media installation.

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Columbus, Ohio

SHIFT: yaw

November 6 – November 21; Opening reception Friday, November 6, 7-9.

For a vessel moving through space, to yaw is to deviate temporarily from a straight course. For a vessel, to yaw is to shift along the vertical axis, to turn or be turned by oncoming forces. In human terms, to yaw is to turn on one’s heel to face a new direction. In human terms, this may mean a new course, or simply a new view for one maintaining their center.

SHIFT: yaw is an exhibition of artworks including new directions and new facets of work by graduate and undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. SHIFT: yaw seeks to call attention to the reaction of the student artist to the forces of academically structured influences.

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Columbus, Ohio

Organized with Jen Reeder Founder

Tracers Book Club (TRACERS) is a diverse, inclusive and publicly engaged collective dedicated to promoting feminism and all forms of human equality. Tracers is a radical initiative committed to social justice and gender lawlessness. Tracers proposes and promotes self-determination as a civil right. Tracers is for EVERYONE. Tracers is the revolution. Tracers Exhibition, lecture series, workshops occurred at Hopkins Hall Gallery from August 25-October 4th with a collection of revolutionary artifacts, a feminist reading room and an interactive timeline of the history of women’s experiences among other radical ephemera. Associated events include a series of panel conversations about feminism and intersectionality and a youth poetry day camp at the Hopkins Hall Gallery on the campus of OSU and a grrrl rock show at Ace of Cups.Participants in the Tracers events included:Participants: C0-Organizer Jen Reeder, Micol Hebron's Gallery Tally: Equality in the Art world Poster Project, Mytheli Sreenivas, Tracy Zollinger Turner, Macrorie Dean, Maria K DiFranco, Lisa McClymont, Laura Larson, Cathy Waggoner, Dr. Treva Lindsey, Dionne Edwards , Krista Benson, Gretel Young, Erin Fletcher, Susan Saltzburg; the bands “Katherine” , “The Girls” "DIdi", DJ Chris Conti, Jenna Rochelle, Capitol Crushers; Poets, Hanna Stephenson, Colleen Morrissey, Kim Leddy and Students from Mosaic, with assistance provided by Hopkins Hall Gallery and curator Merijn Van der Heijden.

Shared Spaces 2011

Curated Faculty Exhibition at College of Art and Design

Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space was founded in 2010 by a Middle Child collaborator

The impetus for this now ongoing platform was to create a situation that facilitated the use of houses for themselves and for other artists. After several months looking and reaching out the developers they made a contact that was willing to give them a house. This began the first Rooms to Let project, that came together as a collective of 5 artists who in turn brought in many more for the first exhibition.

Rooms to Let Columbus facilitated for artists a new experience that was then shared with an audience. The Project continues as a place for artists in various locations.

Rooms to Let Cleveland was co- organized by our member, and executed by the RTF collectives at Slavic Village development center. This project continues to this day.

Useful Uselessness

May 15 – June 6; Opening reception May 15, 7-9 pm

Since its invention some 6,000 years ago, glass has been harnessed for functional ends. From the core-formed perfume holders of ancient Egypt to the touch screens on the latest smartphone, glass has continually reinvented its purpose, evolving to fit the needs of society. Useful Uselessness presents the work of seven undergraduate students from The Ohio State University’s Glass Department. Throughout the semester they addressed the theme of utility through the lenses of the “Prototype,” “Prop” and “Prosthetic.”

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Columbus, Ohio

Chris Stone & Theodore Zanardelli

April 17 – May 9

Stripped of color and devoid of distraction the works in this exhibition question fundamental constructs of art and society.

Chris Stone’s rude crude figures reference the first humans and suggest a suppressed violence underpins our day-to-day interactions. Meanwhile, Theodore Zanardelli takes mark-making to a whole new fetish, reducing formal structures of shape and line to their most elemental smudge.

Come plumb these origin myths and more at the opening reception Saturday, April 18, 7 – 9 p.m.

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Columbus, Ohio

468 W Town St

House donated by: Kenny Mollica

PARTICIPATING ARTIST: Linda Diec | Columbus, Ohio, Elena Harvey Collins | Columbus, Ohio, Paul Elsner | Dresden, German, Clare Fox | Detroit, Michigan, Monika Laskowska | Columbus, Ohio & Poland, Bydgoszcz, Micheal Litzau | Columbus, Ohio, Ryan Mandell | Boise, Idaho, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy| Columbus, Ohio & Denver, Colorado, Jennifer Purdum | Cincinnati, Ohio, Suzanne Silver | Columbus, Ohio Mariana Smith | Columbus, Ohio, Timothy Jude Smith | Boston, MassachusettsHannah Stephenson | Columbus, Ohio, Tatiana Svrckova | Columbus, Ohio & Cadca, Slovakia, Melissa Vogley Woods | Columbus, Ohio

Rooms to Let II featured nationally and internationally-recognized artists within a gutted house, located in the near west neighborhood of Franklinton. Each work was site specific and responded to the constructs of the unique environment within the house.

University of Cincinnati Exchange Exhibition

November 14th-29th, 2014

Opening Reception November 14th from 5-7 PM

Featured Artists: Matthew Jones, Mary Clare Reitz, Leigh Johnson, Aaryn Combs, Rick Wolhoy, Sunni Zemblowski, Sophie Neslund, Christine Kern, Amanda Bialk, Abby Mae Friend

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Columbus, Ohio

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