Sudarshan Shetty
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Auditorium

 

In conjunction with the exhibition Visions from India, Pizzuti Collection welcomes Sudarshan Shetty for an artist talk at CCAD’s Canzani Center Auditorium. The event is part of a collaboration with Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design.

 

Born in 1961 in Mangalore, India, Sudarshan Shetty makes monumental and charming work that pairs the macabre with the delightful. His work is full of binaries in concept and material, which upend expectations and encourage viewers to both step close and back away. Visions from India features seven works ranging from kinetic sculpture to installation, video and painting, making Shetty’s oeuvre a highlight within the exhibition.

 

Sudarshan Shetty completed his BFA in painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1985 and has since exhibited in India and internationally. His recent shows include Mimic Momento, Galerie Daniel Templon, Brussels, 2015; Constructs Constructions, curated by Roobina Karode, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, 2015; A Passage, Staatliche Museum, Schwerin, Germany, 2015; every broken moment, piece by piece, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi, 2014; The pieces earth took away, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, 2012; Critical Mass, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2012; Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2012; The Matters Within: New Contemporary Art of India, curated by Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2011; Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2011; Sympathy for the Devil, curated by Walter Vanhaerents and Pierre-Olivier Rollin, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, 2011; India Inclusive, World Economic Forum, Davos, 2011; Contemplating the Void, curated by Nancy Spector, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2010; Vancouver Biennale, 2009, and several others. He was the artistic director and curator of the third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2016).

 

Shetty’s work is featured in Visions from India, which is on view at the Pizzuti Collection now through Oct. 28, 2017.

 

See more about the exhibition here. See more about Shetty here.

Sudarshan Shetty
Sept 25, 2017

Boris Groys
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Auditorium

 

Boris Groys is a philosopher, an art critic, and a media theorist. He is a Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, a Senior Research Fellow at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, and a professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School. He has been a professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design/Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and an internationally acclaimed Professor at a number of universities in the United States and Europe, including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, and the Courtauld Institute of Art London. Groys has written more than 150 articles on modern and contemporary art, philosophy, and intellectual history in several languages. Some of his books include Total Art of Stalinism (1992), The Art of Installation (1996), Art Power (2008), The Communist Postscript (2010), and Introduction to Antiphilosophy (2012).

 

Groys’ work, in all its varied forms, appears to follow a sustained thesis: art is a symptom of society. While the majority of his work is within aesthetics, his thesis is not exclusive to aesthetics. Rather, Groys tends to think about politics and philosophy with and through the medium of art.

 

Groys will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

Boris Groys
Sept 28, 2017
Nilah Magruder

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
8 p.m.
Canzani Center

Beeler Gallery hosts the citywide comics festival Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, presenting a panel discussion featuring Kelly Sue DeConnick, Nilah Magruder, and Ann Nocenti. The four-day event takes place around Columbus including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Museum of Art, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, and Columbus Metropolitan Library, from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1.

The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

 

About the Artists
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Kelly Sue DeConnick got her start in the comic industry adapting Japanese and Korean comics into English. Five years and more than 10,000 pages of adaptation later, she transitioned to American comics with 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: EBEN AND STELLA, for Steve Niles and IDW. Work for Image, Boom, Oni, Humanoids, Dark Horse, DC, Vertigo, and Marvel soon followed. Today, DeConnick is best known for surprise hits like Carol Danvers’ rebranding as Captain Marvel and the Eisner-nominated mythological western, PRETTY DEADLY; the latter was co-created with artist Emma Ríos. DeConnick’s most recent venture, the sci-fi kidney-punch called BITCH PLANET, co-created with Valentine De Landro, launched to rave reviews in December 2014. DeConnick lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Matt Fraction, and their two children.

 

Nilah Magruder
Nilah Magruder is a writer and artist in Los Angeles. She was the 2015 winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics, and the first African-American Woman to write for Marvel Comics (the digital comic A Year of Marvels in 2016). She currently works for Disney Animation, and her book How To Find a Fox was published by Feiwel & Friends in 2016. Nilah received a BA in communication arts from Hood College and a BFA in computer animation from Ringling College of Art and Design. She has illustrated for comics, children’s books, film, and commercial television. When she is not drawing or writing, Magruderis reading fantasy novels, watching movies, rollerskating, and fighting her cat for control of her desk chair.

 

Ann Nocenti
Ann Nocenti is an American journalist, writer, and editor known for her work on comic books and magazines. As an editor for Marvel Comics, she edited New Mutants and The Uncanny X-Men. With artist collaborators, she created such Marvel characters as Typhoid Mary, Blackheart, Longshot, Mojo, and Spiral. Her journalistic work has been published in numerous publications, including The Nation, The Brooklyn Rail, CounterPunch, and Filmmaker. Nocenti’s story The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World was collected in The Best American Travel Writing 2008, edited by Anthony Bourdain.

Kent Lambert

Kent Lambert: In the Public Domain
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

Kent Lambert is a Chicago-based musician and media artist. His vocal-driven art-pop music and pop-inflected video art
repurpose industrial and commercial media. His ever-mutating band Roommate has been performing stateside and abroad since the early 2000s. The screening will feature selections from the Video Data Bank’s Videoworks Vol. 1 compilation, music videos, and the first two installments of an ongoing mixed-reality series, RECKONING 3 (2013) and RECKONING 4 (2016).

David St. John, credit Stephani Diani

The Poet’s Life: A Reading & Film Screening
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
4:30 p.m. reading & 5:30 p.m. film screening
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

Beeler Gallery presents an evening of poetry and film on the meaning of becoming a poet. Poet David St. John will open with a reading from his work, to be followed by a documentary, A Late Style of Fire, that reflects on the life of his close friend, the late Larry Levis. When Levis died in 1996, he left behind an oeuvre impressionable on predecessors, contemporaries, as well as younger poets. The documentary features the music of Sam Beam, of Iron & Wine, and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, Michele Polous and Gregory Donovan (also poets), as well as St. John.

 

The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

 

About the Artists
David St. John
David St. John has been honored with many prizes for poets, including both the Rome Fellowship and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O. B. Hardison Prize (a career award for teaching and poetic achievement) from The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the George Drury Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Foundation. He is the author of 11 collections of poetry (including Study for the World’s Body, nominated for The National Book Award in Poetry), most recently the collection, The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems, as well as a volume of essays, interviews and reviews entitled Where the Angels Come Toward Us. He is the editor of two posthumous collections of poetry by Larry Levis: The Selected Levis and The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems. He is also the co-editor of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry. St. John has written libretti for the opera, THE FACE, and for the choral symphony, THE SHORE. A member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, St. John is University Professor and Chair of English at The University of Southern California.

 

Michele Poulos
Michele Poulos is an award-winning screenwriter, award-winning poet, and filmmaker. She earned a BFA in film from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from Arizona State University. While at NYU, she worked as an intern for Albert Maysles at his production company Maysles Films. Her original screenplay, Mule Bone Blues (about Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes [with consultations by Zora’s niece, Lucy Ann Hurston]), won the 2010 Virginia Screenwriting Competition and placed in the second round of the 2015 and 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Competition and the second round of the 2010 Austin Screenplay Competition. Her first full-length poetry collection, Black Laurel, was published by Iris Press in 2016. Her poetry chapbook, A Disturbance in the Air, won the 2012 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. She recently completed co-writing a romantic comedy about a stand-up comic.

 

Gregory Donovan
Gregory Donovan is the author of Torn from the Sun (Red Hen Press, April 2015) and Calling His Children Home (University of Missouri Press), which won the Devins Award for Poetry. His poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, 42opus, diode, Crazyhorse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, Copper Nickel, and many other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies, including Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia (University of Virginia Press). Among other awards for his writing, he is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Award from New England Writers, as well as grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and fellowships from the Ucross Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Donovan is on the faculty of the graduate creative writing program of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has often served as its Director of Creative Writing, and he is Senior Editor for Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts.

Suzanne Silver

Suzanne Silver
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

In conjunction with the exhibition Suzanne Silver: Codes and Contingencies, Beeler Gallery presents a talk featuring Ohio-based artist Suzanne Silver.

 

Silver makes drawings, paintings, objects, and installations where unexpected materials are combined to create a visual language that is open to multiple readings.

 

Silver is an Associate Professor in the Paint­ing & Drawing Program of the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Silver studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and received an AB from Smith College and an MFA at The Ohio State University. She has exhibited her work internation­ally, including the Axel Raben Gallery in New York, Nexus Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta), Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Fran­cisco), David Yellin College (Jerusalem), Castle of Otranto (Otranto, Italy), the Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati), The Bureau for Open Culture, the Center for Ongoing Research & Projects (Columbus), Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn), and the Columbus Museum of Art.

 

Silver received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and grants in mixed media and in 3D art from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and drawing from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her artist’s book Blacklists/Whitelists was published by Logan Elm Press. Silver’s art and writing have appeared in such publications as the American Abstract Artists Journal and Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture and can be found in the Avant-Writing Collection at OSU.

 

Silver will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public.

Suzanne Silver
Nov 16, 2017
CCAD Graduate Studies Talks

Each semester, Beeler Gallery hosts CCAD’s Graduate Studies Talks, which are free and open to the public. Here is the fall 2017 schedule:

 

Nate Ricciuto
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

Nate Ricciuto is an artist living and working in Columbus, Ohio. His imaginative sculptures often utilize optical phenomena in seeking ways to navigate the relationship between craft, technology, and intuition. Ricciuto earned an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has taught as a Visiting Lecturer at both Temple University and Ohio State University. His work has been included in national and international exhibitions and featured in the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review. In 2016, Ricciuto was the recipient of a WheatonArts Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship and was selected to be an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School.

 

Ricciuto will discuss his work on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.

 

Rodrigo Valenzuela
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room 

 

Born in Santiago, Chile, Rodrigo Valenzuela is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography, video, painting, and installation. Using autobiographical threads to inform larger universal fields of experience, his work constructs narratives, scenes, and stories that point to the tensions found between the individual and communities. Much of Valenzuela’s work deals with the experience of undocumented immigrants and laborers. This fall, he will assume the position of assistant professor of art at University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Valenzuela studied art history and photography at University of Chile (2004), received a BA in Philosophy from The Evergreen State College in 2010, and an MFA from the University of Washington in 2012. Recent residencies include the Core Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas); Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Maine); MacDowell Colony (New Hampshire); Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Nebraska); Lightwork (Syracuse); and the Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York). Recent solo exhibitions include Lisa Kandlhofer Galerie, Vienna, Austria (2016); Ulrich Museum, Kansas (2016); University of Memphis Museum, Tennessee (2016); Klowdenmann Gallery, LA (2016); David Shelton Gallery, Houston (2016); the Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2015); Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago (2015); envoy enterprises, New York (2015); and Upfor Gallery, Portland, Oregon (2015). Valenzuela is currently a fellow at The Drawing Center open session program.

 

Valenzuela will discuss his work Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.

 

Sarah Rose Sharp
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, photographer and multimedia artist. She writes about art and culture, online and in print, for Art in America, Hyperallergic, The Believer, Sculpture Magazine, Flash Art, ArtSlant, and others. She was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Arts Criticism and was selected as a participant in the 2015 Art Writing Workshop facilitated by AICA/USA and the Art Writers Grant Program. She has shown work in New York, Seattle, and Detroit — including participation in the 2014 Ofrenda group show at the Detroit Institute of Arts — with solo shows at Public Pool in November 2016, and another at Simone DeSousa Gallery in January 2017. She is primarily concerned with artist and viewer experiences of making and engaging with art, and conducts ongoing research in the state of contemporary art in redeveloping cities, including a process blog called “Breakfast with the Artist.”

 

Sharp will discuss her work Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.

 

Malcolm Cochran
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

In conjunction with the International Sculpture Center, The Ohio State University, and CCAD’s MFA program, Beeler Gallery presents an evening with Malcolm Cochran.

 

Cochran, Distinguished Visiting Artist at Columbus College of Art & Design and Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Educator Award for 2017.

 

Works such as Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees) in Dublin, the Goodale Park Fountain, and In Principle & in Practice at the Ohio Judicial Center have gained Cochran a well-deserved reputation as a sculptor to know in central Ohio and beyond.

 

Cochran will receive the International Sculpture Center’s 2017 Outstanding Educator Award and then discuss his work Friday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.

 

Cara Benedetto
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

Cara Benedetto is an artist and writer. Her text and performance-based works use language to confound communication and subvert power structures. Often, she will take up vernacular and structures from romance novels, fundraisers, and advertisements. She then shifts, mutates, and destabilizes these forms. Benedetto is an Assistant Professor in Print Media at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Her work has been shown at Metro Pictures, MOCA Cleveland, MOMA Warsaw, and Art in General. Her writing has been published with Qui Parle, The Third Rail, C Magazine, and Badlands Inc. She is the editor of the Contemporary Print Handbook, published with Halmos. She is represented by Chapter NY, and Night Gallery in Los Angeles.

 

Benedetto will discuss her work Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.