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(May 30, 2014)

Sculptor, Installation Artist Diana Al-Hadid to Lead Summer Exhibitions at CCAD

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 30, 2014)—Internationally renowned artist Diana Al-Hadid will be one of three summer exhibitions at Columbus College of Art & Design with a self-titled show opening July 10 and running through Oct. 11 in the Canzani Gallery on CCAD’s campus.

Al-Hadid will visit campus Sept. 25 for an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception in the Canzani Gallery.

Born in Syria and raised in Ohio, Al-Hadid makes haunting works that convey a world turned upside down. The sculptures explore notions of traditional architecture while encompassing elements of painting, stagecraft and suggestive, open-ended narratives.

“Aesthetically, Diana is a part of so much of what’s going on in the art world right now,” said Michael Goodson, director of Exhibitions at CCAD. “There’s a romantic reverence in her work. It is at the same time hefty and delicate and never shies from ambition and scale.”

Erick Swenson and Ken Nurenberg

Texas-based sculptor and installation artist Erick Swenson’s solo exhibition Ne Plus Ultra will be on display alongside Al-Hadid’s in the Canzani Gallery. Swenson will give an artist talk on Sept. 4 in the Canzani Center.

Large-scale paintings in Ken Nurenberg’s Waiting Room will occupy the Canzani Gallery’s project space, ROOM, from July 10 through Aug. 14.

CCAD exhibitions are free and open to the public, as are Visiting Artist lectures. Visit www.ccad.edu for the complete events schedule. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

Exhibitions at CCAD are presented with the support of the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and WWCD 102.5. The Visiting Artist Series is presented with support of OAC, GCAC, The Renaissance and the Skestos Fund.


About CCAD
Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts.