Beeler Gallery announces spring 2018 lecture series, events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design is pleased to announce its spring 2018 event calendar for new Director Jo-ey Tang’s first season, How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD.

Programming includes Columbus, Ohio’s first art book fair, a listening event on Afrofuturism and pop music since 2000, and lectures by emerging and established artists and scholars. All events are free and open to the public.


Opening Reception for How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD.
Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 – 8 p.m.
Join Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design for an opening reception of How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD., on view Feb. 1 through March 25. How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD. is new Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang’s first season at Beeler Gallery. It showcases printed pieces from various creative fields, including art and design school exhibition posters from around the world, fashion show invitations from New York and Los Angeles-based label Eckhaus Latta designed by Artforum design director Eric Wrenn, a special edition of 1970 art tabloid Culture Hero, and the archive of Black & Red Books and the Detroit Printing Co-Op. The reception will feature vegan soul food by Willowbeez Soulveg, beer by BrewDog, and a DJ set by Henry Ross.

 

Our Book to Come (this week, last year)
Six Mondays, Jan. 29, Feb. 12 & 26, March 5, 19 & 26, 7:30 p.m.

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design presents an interactive lecture series led by Richard Fletcher, Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University, based on his blog Minus Plato.

 

Wager of Word
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design presents an evening on fictocritique, materialism, and tone conceived by writer and thinker Jennifer Teets. Featuring Michael Van den Abeele (artist and member of Établissement d’en face, Brussels), writer Dodie Bellamy, and Gean Moreno (Curator of Programs, ICA Miami).

 

Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series: Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, and Carrie Yamaoka
Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla,
and Carrie Yamaoka of the New York-based queer women collective fierce pussy (formed with Zoe Leonard in 1991) will speak ahead of the four members’ upcoming seasons at Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design in fall 2018 and spring 2019.

 

Listening To: Pop Resistance
Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design presents Listening To: Pop Resistance. Robert Loss, Assistant Professor at CCAD, leads a listening event on Afrofuturism and pop music since 2000.

 

Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series: Jo-ey Tang, Ian Ruffino, Michael Goodson, and James Voorhies
Friday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Beeler Gallery’s new Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang will speak with his predecessors Michael Goodson (Senior Curator, Wexner Center for the Arts) and James Voorhies (Dean of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts), as well as Assistant Director of Exhibitions Ian Ruffino about the unique role of galleries within an art school context, the recent evolution and history of Beeler Gallery, and what it means to “take over” a space from a predecessor. Moderated by Michael Mercil, artist and professor, Interim Chair, Department of Art, The Ohio State University.

 

Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series: Neil Goldberg
Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Neil Goldberg
, known for his video, photo, and performance work about embodiment, sensing, mortality, and the everyday, will speak at Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design following a Feb. 21 performance at the Idea Foundry. Co-sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and CCAD Graduate Studies.

 

An Art Book Affair
Saturday, Feb. 24, 12 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 12 – 4 p.m.

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design presents Columbus’ first art book fair. Featuring rare and limited edition art books by local and international independent publishers, and the participation of Detroit Art Book Fair, Mexico City’s Index Art Book Fair, and Copenhagen’s One Thousand Books.

 

Panel: Black & Red Books and the Detroit Printing Co-Op
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

As part of An Art Book Affair, a conversation on the history of Black & Red Books and the Detroit Printing Co-Op and the contemporary art publishing scene in Detroit among Maia Asshaq, Danielle Aubert, Steve Panton, and co-founder of Black & Red Books, Lorraine Perlman. Moderated by Daniel Marcus, lecturer in the Department of Art History at The Ohio State University.

 

Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series: Les Levine in conversation with Sarah Robayo Sheridan
Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.

Conceptual artist Les Levine (founder of art tabloid Culture Hero, on view in the galleries, and part of the season’s moving image programming) will speak with Sarah Robayo Sheridan (Curator at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto) about his work that spans five decades.

 

Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series: Dushko Petrovich
Saturday, March 3, 3:30 p.m.
Dushko Petrovich
, artist and co-founder of arts journal Paper Monument, will speak and launch The Daily Gentrifier flyover flyer edition.

 

Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series: Sable Elyse Smith
Friday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.

A talk by New York-based artist Sable Elyse Smith, whose practice calls attention to confining structures in society and the often invisible ways in which they shape our minds or direct our bodies. Her work focuses on quotidian violence in the institution of language and the prison system.


About Beeler Gallery

Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design is an active site for contemporary art practices and contingent fields. With experimental public programming of exhibitions, commissions, performances, residencies, workshops, lectures, conversations, and screenings, it is dedicated to enlarging and rethinking the unique role of a gallery within the context of a school of art and design, as a multi-dimensional site for learning and the production of knowledge. Beeler Gallery features a 6,000-square-foot exhibition space and a 99-seat screening room, and hosts the annual Columbus College of Art & Design MFA and BFA thesis exhibitions.

Beeler Gallery is located at 60 Cleveland Ave. in Columbus, Ohio. The gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Beeler Gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Enjoy extended hours, noon to 8 p.m., every Thursday. For more information, visit beelergallery.org.


About Columbus College of Art & Design 

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 four-year undergraduate programs and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit ccad.edu.


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Columbus College of Art & Design
614.222.6162
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