Tour Bus, Kalaupapa, Hawaii, 2014

The 2014 Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Visual Arts Exhibition
June 27 – September 28 / 2014
Reception: Thursday / June 26 / 6 – 8 pm
Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art presents The 2014 Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Visual Arts Exhibition. Highlighting the outstanding talent and ability of Columbus artists, the exhibition includes work by the recipients of the 2013 GCAC Individual Artist Fellowship Awards : Shannon Benine, Clara Crockett, Evan Dawson and Shane Mecklenberger Two others, Andrea Myers and Laura Alexander, were awarded GCAC residencies in Dresden, Germany this year.

These artists represent a diverse range of practices fostered within Columbus’s artistic community. Clara Crockett’s pencil drawings of human and canine figures are both sensitive and surreal, while Shannon Benine will show her compelling, somewhat mysterious photographs of Molokai, Hawaii. In his video works, Shane Mecklenberger creates weightless fields of computer-generated diamonds, while Evan Dawson’s sculptural gestures begin with the material circumstances of daily life. Laura Alexander cuts intricate patterns into layered sheets of paper, and Kaveri Raina’s vivid abstractions are painted with materials like turmeric, chili powder and cinnamon. Each with their own niche, together these artists demonstrate the region’s vibrant artistic ecology.


Shannon Benine