Head Games: Woeful Noise Franklinton Friday
Join the Franklinton Arts District at our Urban Scrawl Gallery during Franklinton Fridays on August 14th as we feature the art of M.T Bush! The opening will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on Friday August 14th and will be on view until Monday September 8th (by appointment).
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Urban Scrawl Gallery showcases the studio work of artists who have participated in past Urban Scrawl mural events. Visit our neighborhood during Franklinton Fridays to see what the entire creative community of Franklinton has to offer!
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Head Games: Woeful Noise is a new show of abstractions from M.T. Bush , inspired by the Rorschach ink blot test, but moving toward a more figurative imagery
4 for 40
Artist Michael Bush presents four gallery shows in April to celebrate 40th birthday.The exhibits are unique to each location and represent years of new work by the Columbus artist.
Four new local exhibitions, particularly those at Gallery Denmark and StoneVillage, debuting in April are composed of work by Michael Bush that is a big departure from the artist’s traditional style (fluid, dreamily abstracted landscapes made with unconventional items, like water, to manipulate the paint). An exciting new method of editing his art pushes Michael’s work into a new realm, a wonderful metaphor for this artist’s new chapter outside of art as well.
See, Michael is turning 40 in April and this compilation of shows is a celebration of that fact — he began working on pieces for each exhibit more than a year ago. Excited for a new decade and entering a new era of his painting “voice,” this is an exciting roundup of shows that bookmarks an important moment in his successful art career. “My intent is to challenge the viewer to define images in the work, either intentional or unintentional,” Michael said.
Art fans will love considering all the shows together as a survey of his work or as an individual showcase of abstraction.
Following, details on each exhibit.
“The Road Won’t Love You” at Vanderelli Room
Address: 218 McDowell St., Franklinton
On view dates: April 10 thru April 25th 2015
Gallery reception date: April 10th during Franklinton Fridays
This show is rooted in Michael’s traditional abstractions and the study of creative collaboration. Inspired by artists such as Rothko, Richter, de Kooning and Bourguignon, Michael’s takes on the movement of abstraction have a dreamscape feel that is completely original.
As an active member of the Columbus arts community, Michael continually draws creative and personal encouragement from his contemporaries. This exhibit is composed of collaborative works between himself and other local standout artists, including Stephanie Rond, Dan Gerdeman, Lisa McLymont, AJ Vanderelli and Chris Tennant.
For the show, Michael created an abstraction for each artist to then create work on top of, with or inspired by. The interpretations are refreshing and exciting examples of modern creative collaboration and the conversation of what one’s art means to others.
“The Positives and Negatives” at Gallery Denmark
Address: 463 N. High St., Short North
On view dates: April 1 thru April 30th 2015
Gallery reception date: Gallery Hop,April 4th 2015
These are new paintings inspired by the Rorschach ink blot test and represent a new motif for Michael. For these works, he made dreamy abstractions per his usual method then, instead of letting the viewer decipher the image on his or her own, the artist edited the piece by painting in a solid color over everything except the one image he himself deciphered from the original artwork. The use of negative space and a monochromatic color scheme lets Michael highlight a particular image on the canvas, and the result are as gorgeous as they are intriguing.
“Head Games” at StoneVillage Church Gallery
Address: 139 E. Second Ave., Short North
On view dates: April 1st thru April 30th 2015
Gallery reception date: Gallery Hop, April 4th 2015
This impressive lineup includes new work made in the same vein as that in “The Positives and Negatives” but with a more diverse color scheme that leads to emboldened images in which Michael’s unique abstractive method is allowed to absolutely soar. This new motif is an exciting development of the locally beloved artist’s work.
“Small Wonders” at Hot Head Salon
Address: 122 Graceland Blvd., Clintonville
On view dates: April 2015
A survey of works from the other three shows, this compilation offers a view of the range of work encompassing Michael’s repertoire — from abstractive pieces to more focused figurative work.
READ MORE ABOUT MICHAEL BUSH:
The Art of Recovery
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Live and Silent Art Auctions featuring original art from over 90 artists
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Art For LIfe 2014
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CS Summer Detour Series - Featuring GCAC Staff Picks
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Artist Reception August 1st 6-9 pm
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Showing July 18th - 30th
Artist Reception July 18th 6-9 pm
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4 at Stone Village
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MOVEMENT AND MOTION.
January 4th 2014.
Stone Village Church Gallery.
139 East Second Ave