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Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery Presents Go Figure
Artists Showcase Explorations of the Human Form
Curated by Ohio University Dean Emeritus Charles McWeeny,
Go Figure, the first exhibition of 2016 in the Ohio Arts
Council's (OAC) Riffe Gallery, will be on view from January
28–March 23, 2016.
Go Figure showcases 13 Ohio
artists' explorations of the human form as a narrative vessel.
From surreal to hyper-real, this exhibition tells profound
stories about what it means to be human.
Juliellen Byrne | Columbus
Isabel Farnsworth |Kent
Clotilde Jiménez | Cleveland Heights
James Oberschlake |
Frank Oriti | Cleveland
Emil Robinson |
Laura Sanders | Columbus
John Sousa |
Gregory Spaid | Gambier
Ed Valentine |
Art Werger | Athens
Pheoris West | Columbus
Jaymi Zents | Chesterland
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Opening Reception | Thursday, January 28, 5–7
Mingle with the artists, exhibition curator, and other
art enthusiasts at the public opening reception.
Curator's Tour | Friday, January 29, 12–1 p.m.
University Dean Emeritus and ceramic artist Charles McWeeny will
give an in depth tour discussing topics from artists'
inspirations to his personal thoughts on the figure.
Open Figure Drawing | Wednesdays, February
3-March 23, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Columbus-based artist Mary Jane
Ward will lead fun, free, informal explorations of the human
figure through drawing. Open to all levels of experience, check
out a class during your lunch break, engage in all eight
sessions, or simply observe the artistic process in action.
Supplies, including easels and pencils, as well as a live model
will be provided free of charge.
Registration is not
required; space is limited to 10 participants on a first come,
first served basis.
Handwritten Love Writing
Workshop | Thursday, February 11, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Create a Valentine in poetry for a special "figure" in your life
with OAC Artist in Residence Amy Greenberg. Art supplies will be
on hand to adorn your prose.
Register here January 29-February 9.
Stop-Motion Goes Mobile Family
Workshop | Saturday, February 20, 2–4 p.m.
a miniature theatre set to serve as the background for
stop-motion short animated videos. OAC Artist in Residence Kate
Stenger will lead participants through using the free app Vine.
Bring your imagination, storytelling skills, and smart phone or
tablet. This workshop is geared toward children ages 6 and up.
All children must be accompanied by registered adult.
Register here January 29-February 16.
admission, events, and programming are free and open to the
Go Figure is produced by the OAC's Riffe
Gallery. Media support is provided by CD102.5, CityScene,
Ohio Channel, WOSU, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM.
About the Riffe Gallery: The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe
Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's
museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for
Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse on High Street in Downtown
Columbus. The gallery is free and open to the public.
Featured artists and select images:
12" x 9"
Songs Inside, 2013
24" x 25" x 5.5"
Wood, legal pad paper, wax, plexiglas, resin
Bul Got a Boxgame,
25" x 30"
16" x 12"
Oil and collage on board
Side Effects II,
20" x 16"
Oil and acrylic on panel
Polar Bear Club 3, 2014
70" x 90"
Isoprene and Polyethylene,
48" x 60"
Oil on canvas
60" x 60"
UV cured inks over alkyd and collage
on aluminum honeycomb panel
Woman with Magenta Coat, 2009
65" x 45"
Archival ink jet print
48" x 72"
Oil, enamel, and spray paint on canvas
Short Stories (detail), 2007
25" x 25"
Mezzotint and aquatint
Keepers of the Gate, 2013
48" x 36"
Acrylic on canvas
Urban Haze, 2013
Pencil and oil on birch