Founded to serve as a facilitator for independent local art, City Center Gallery in Urban Arts Space recognizes and assists emerging Ohio artists who are forging innovative careers and expanding conceptual practices. Through the leadership of student assistants and the guidance of staff advisers, City Center Gallery commits itself to the current cultural revitalization of downtown Columbus by: providing professional experience, amplifying curricula vitae, and assisting artists in all exhibiting processes.
The 2017 summer line-up is below.
May 15–June 10
Reception and artist’s talk: Thursday, June 8, 5–7 pm
With Ingrained, Cleveland-based artist Paula Izydorek creates a series of abstract paintings with interwoven linear planes to express her interest in environmental effects on one’s biochemistry. The June 8 reception is free and open to the public.
The Waiting Room: Reenactments from a Life
June 29–July 28
Reception: Thursday, June 29, 5–8 pm
Performance by Limbergino at 5 pm and 7 pm.
In 2013, in search of a new direction, Jim Rubino began mechanizing ordinary objects laying around his studio and home. The result, four years later, is the over 150 mechanical pieces in his installation The Waiting Room: Reenactments from a Life. Each object moves--mimicking how it typically moved--once per hour in a repeating one-hour performance that reflects the cyclical nature and transience of life.
Join us for an opening reception celebrating The Waiting Room.
Check out the exhibition and enjoy a performance by Limbergino. The musical group will provide new music composed especially for this exhibition.
Formed in 2014, Limbergino is devoted to the creation of live new music primarily for silent films. Consisting of keyboardist Dan Schlosberg, guitarist Jesse Limbacher, and violinist James Rubino, the music they create together can only be experienced live, which is specifically curated to give each film a unique accompaniment that changes with every performance. Their previous collaborations have included the first showing with English subtitles of Mabuta No Haha (1931) by director Ingaki Hiroshi, co-sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale and the National Film Center, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, as well as a screening of Lois Weber's The Blot (1921) in collaboration with the Yale Film Studies Center.
Installation views by Aubrey Elder