CCAD Announces Fall Exhibitions Line-Up

August 23rd, 2012 by Katlin McNally
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From Chris Ware’s exhibition “Jimmy Corrigan”

This fall, as classrooms are filling up with students, CCAD’s exhibitions program will bring to campus an impressive series of exhibitions.

Debuting this year is a new exhibition space called Room, developed by Exhibitions Director Michael Goodson. Room is a project space in CCAD’s Canzani Center Gallery that will host small exhibitions, projects, and video installations that sometimes complement the main gallery show and other times stand alone.

Kicking off the fall season in Room is Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan, running Sept. 21 to Oct. 12.

Ware is an American comic book artist notable for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.

The exhibition presents artwork from the novel, which follows four generations of the fictional Corrigan family. The exhibition is being shown in conjunction with the Mix 2012: Comics Symposium, which is bringing Ware in as the keynote speaker.

Todd Slaughter’s “My EMF Comfort Zone”

Opening in the main gallery Sept. 27 is Todd Slaughter’s American Primitives. Slaughter, a former CCAD faculty member, points out parallels between American individualism and isolationist groups in the exhibition, which runs through Nov. 8.

Oct. 16 to Nov. 9, Room will showcase Ian Ruffino’s Sleep, which explores the artist’s decision to remove every color from his wardrobe except for blue.

Nov. 16 will be the beginning of two exhibitions by Donald Moffett in the main gallery,  The Radiant Future and Mr. Gay in the U.S.A. Byron Kim’s The Sunday Paintings will be featured concurrently in Room.

In The Radiant Future, Moffett’s paintings shift our expectations of what a painting should be. They are oil on panel, to be sure, but each blade, hair, and fiber of paint is methodically extruded onto the picture plane so that the surfaces resemble curiously, radiantly pigmented AstroTurf. Mr. Gay in the U.S.A is a group of 17 courtroom drawings from the case of Ronald Gay, a Vietnam veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Donald Moffett’s “Lot 080711″ (detail)

 The Sunday Paintings is a series of sky-colored fields made by Kim as diary entries every Sunday since 2001.

Rounding out the fall exhibition schedule is Simulacrum, Nov. 17–Jan. 11. Simulacrum unites the work of artists whose art making freely borrows from the worlds of ethnographic and material culture, folk art, fashion, hobby crafts, DIY, hyper-realism and the shelves of Home Depot.

Participating artists include Conrad Bakker, Libby Black, Tom Burckhardt, Folkert de Jong, Chris Hanson, Kiel Johnson, Tony Matelli, Taylor McKimens, Ree Morton, Kaz Oshiro, Hendrika Sonnenberg, Lee Stoetzel, Jude E. Tallichet, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, and Jade Townsend.

CCAD’s exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

CCAD’s exhibition programs are supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and CD 102.5.

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