After the phenomenal turnout for our first show at the new 83 Gallery South, we knew we had to raise the bar for May. Enter: Matt Bors. Matt is an Ohio-raised, Portland-based nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist and editor, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012. He was on hand to discuss and sign copies of his new book, “Life Begins at Incorporation,” and brought along nine original works (if you didn’t make it but would like to purchase an original or book, email email@example.com. We still have a few books left, and at only twenty bucks, they’re a steal). Using Matt as inspiration, our Curator Chris coined the “Smart Ass” exhibition title, and we prompted our artists to follow suit with a show based on satire and political incorrectness.
Even the event poster is priceless.
As usual, our artists and friends showed up big to contribute their thoughts and dollars to independent art. Within the first half hour, there was already a line of Bors fans waiting for a word and autograph.
This man was in demand.
After local stylings by acoustic duo Dr. Umbrella, the crowd shuffled outside. Dozens of art fans gathered around Bors and a projection screen (wrinkled white sheet) in the adjacent pedestrian ally, to hear him speak about how the world is run by assholes, war is boring, and other similar observations. The atmosphere was fantastic: lovely people, perfect weather, and truly meaningful discourse. And Nickelback digs.
A temporary stay from Bullshit.
PBR Columbus kept the crowd buzzing and 83 stayed open almost an hour later than usual. It wasn’t the wonderful free-for-all that our old Gallery Hops were, but the crowd left feeling a new kind of excitement–that something pretty awesome is happening at 83 Gallery South. Stay tuned for details on next month’s time-traveling? theme.
Posted by 83gallery on May 14, 2013
We’re Back Suckas.
After two months of blog silence, 83 Gallery is now ready to fully unveil our new incarnation: 83 Gallery South. Our CCAD interns Danielle Verner and Chris Naderer have been hard at work with the 83 staff creating an amazing satellite gallery. The new space is located next to Double Happiness on the pedestrian alley off Front St in the Brewery District. We’d love for you to join us for the opening event, Origins, Friday April 5th, from 7-11pm. Here is the press release via Danielle:
Back for the first time.
Located in the heart of the Brewery District of downtown Columbus, the premiere satellite location of 83 Gallery will feature the selected work of local students, post-graduates, and emerging artists. Patrons of 83 Gallery South will be welcomed by the familiar red brick walls of our old space displaying artwork with the same salon-style grandeur, adapted to a more cozy and intimate setting. This smaller venue lends itself to specially curated conceptual shows that still maintain the diverse range of artistic styles found in the growing Columbus art scene. The new location aims to carry on 83’s handcrafted DIY spirit with an inviting, inclusive atmosphere that welcomes young up-and-coming artists to share their work with the community, and allows patrons to intimately observe this burgeoning talent rise.
83 Gallery South’s first show, aptly titled Origins, celebrates the opening of our new space and the beginning of a new venture. In keeping with 83′s tradition of exhibiting the best varied work of underground local artists, the selected work displays a fresh, diverse array of styles, mediums, and content. We’ve partnered with Columbus College of Art & Design’s academic student community to present the public with the most current, unique, and contemporary styles emerging in the city. The latest works of 83 Gallery resident artists will also be displayed to create a union of the new with the familiar in one cohesive show that praises the work of our local artistic community.
Chris and Danielle about to 83ize the space.
Enough teasers, come see the space in all it’s glory a week from Friday. We cannot wait to see you again Cbus.
Posted by 83gallery on March 26, 2013
Trevor Boyle’s method is raw and industrial, yet playful like liquid Lego’s cast as an architectural blueprint gone mad. Each canvas engaged in a tempestuous relationship of frenzied intensity with careful hints of structure and balance.
Working from a wide range of artistic and cultural influences – from traditional portrait painting to Manga comics to David Bowie’s “The Labyrinth” – Sara Wilson employs a variety of mediums and applications to create a truly expressive and personal figurative style. The resulting subject matter is enigmatic and sensuous, yet melancholic and despondent.
***ON EXHIBIT THROUGH JANUARY***
Brothers Drake Meadery
26 E 5th Ave. Columbus OH 43201
For more information on the artists, or to view more examples of their work, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by 83gallery on January 17, 2013
Friends of 83,
Beginning January 1st, the gallery will be moving out of our current space at 1038 N High St to seek out a location that will allow us to pursue more events and live music, while still providing salon-style group shows for our fabulous artists. In the meantime, we’ll continue to be active in the Columbus arts scene with outside venue exhibitions, pop-up shows, intern education, artist assistance, and local creative collaboration.
This space has been vital to the growth and development of 83 gallery, yet we’re eager to move on to bigger and better things. We owe thanks to all of our wonderful artists, musicians, patrons, local businesses, friends, and families for the unconditional support and love they’ve given us in the past two years at our current location, and the previous two at 83 W 1st. We look forward to continuing to build on these relationships as we move forward. Also, a special shout-out to Mikey’s Late Night Slice and staff for giving us such a great opportunity, and being all-around awesome. If you have any questions or comments email us at email@example.com. And as a parting gift, please vote us CU Best Art Gallery of 2012 HERE!
Goodbye, Mondrian Bathroom.
Also, we are interested in potentially collaborating with creative, like-minded individuals or businesses who share our vision for pursuing and cultivating art in Columbus. Please contact us with your ideas!
Or better yet: COME TO OUR HOLIDAY PARTY! and chat with us then.
WHEN: Saturday, December 15th from 7-10 pm
WHERE: 1038 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201
BRING: Your favorite holiday libations (we will provide some as well), and your best MACARONI & CHEESE DISH! There will be a mac&cheese cook-off with some very qualified judges!
Dress your best, and celebrate with 83 as we say a fond farewell to our beloved space. Champagne toast at 9:30pm. See you there!
So much joy. See you Saturday.
Posted by 83gallery on December 10, 2012
What an experience. Holiday Hop usually garners an impressive turnout, but this one was, truly, spectacular. To start the day, (614) Magazine hit newsstands with this awesome 83 origins article. Inside the gallery, the ready walls looked amazing after a week-long effort; Maddy Beaumier’s usual fantastic work was accompanied by a celebrity hang from Nick Stull.
Experts in asymmetric symmetry.
83 Resident Adam Hernandez had the front covered, with his indigenous-influence window mural. The Dispatch featured it, and he deserved the recognition after way too much time spent in the cold.
Doubles for the impending Mayan Apocalypse.
We always expect opening night energy from the bands and usually get it, but Wooden Teeth and Apes managed to out-pace the future with their sets. The former brought good-old-fashioned rock with a twinge of psychedelic and soul, while the latter overflowed with straight-up soul and rhythm. The gallery turned into a sweaty grooving heap for both acts, and no one seemed to mind.
CoMo Dance kept everyone involved in between the music with their performance piece Object. Like their new Facebook page to learn more about what these very talented ladies do.
Yes, I discovered the panoramic function on my iPhone.
The usual shout-outs go to artists, friends, and family for representing. Also, you wouldn’t believe how many PBRs we went through; thanks Pabst Blue Ribbon Ohio. Finally, thanks to our engineer buddy Tim for a huge 83-branded LED sign. That sign, our bright tree decked in pornaments (or hornyments or whorenaments), and you all lit up our lives this weekend. Thank you. We’ll be back later this month with some big news.
Cropper knows best. Happy Holidays.
Posted by 83gallery on December 4, 2012
November marks 83 Gallery’s fifth anniversary as a thriving landmark for the arts in Columbus. It seems like only yesterday we were putting together “house shows” in the basement of 83 W 1st Ave, equipped with a few dozen pieces of art, a case of beer, a bottle of champagne, and a dream…
The celebration commenced during last Saturday’s gallery hop, with the opening of a new breathtaking group exhibit comprised of over 30 of the cities top artistic talents. Featured artists Jason Biundo and Brandon Ballog were definite crowd favorites, while new work from 83′s resident artists Brent Elam, Joss Parker, Tom Grebinski, Jimbo Tamaro, April Deacon and Pam Ashton continued to impress. The Pink Flamingos and Bosswood rocked the house, PBR Columbus kept us stocked with beer throughout the evening, and our fiftieth champagne toast at 10pm was the icing on the cake.
The night was made special not only from all of the above mentioned attractions, but from the turnout and support from all the artists, musicians, collaborators, patrons and friends that make us who we are, and make Columbus a truly inspiring and innovative city. Thank you.
Cheers guys, and we’ll see you next month for Holiday Hop!!
Posted by 83gallery on November 7, 2012
Posted by 83gallery on October 31, 2012
We only have a few terrariums left so come in and claim yours before they are all gone!
$20 for 4
TREAT YO SELF!
Posted by 83gallery on October 24, 2012
Amidst the non-stop hustle that is 83, it’s often difficult for us to take time to appreciate those that affect us and we affect. September’s Gallery Hop was a reminder. To cap off a summer long partnership with Polar Entertainment, our good friend J Rawls and his partner-in-crime DJ O Sharp presented a massive Hip Hop showcase/festival that took up the entire Mikey’s Late Night Slice parking lot next door. The artists represented the past, present, and future of local hip hop, and crushed it all night despite consistent rain (which, in my opinion, only added to the epic feel). After spending time with everyone present, I truly felt the weight and community the event invoked. The impact J and O have had on emerging hip hop artists for the past decade and a half is what we strive for today, with emerging visual artists.
Packed (and pixelated, sorry).
Considering the scale of the outdoor show, we handed it to 83 and Mikey’s regulars Mat Franklin (of Cadaver Dogs) and The Apes to hold it down inside. Neither disappointed, and shot the already steamy temperatures up. Especially Franklin. Luckily, PBR Columbus continued their strong support for 83 with coolers and aquariums full of cold ones.
Franklin heats it up.
PBR cools it down.
The artwork is fantastic as always, and continues to challenge the local status quo in diversity and range. This month’s featured artists are Rylan Beer and newly-minted resident Adam Hernandez. I can’t do it justice online, so stop by if you haven’t already. The exhibition will remain up until September 29.
Posted by 83gallery on September 11, 2012
83 Gallery makes it a priority to highlight excellent organizations that support our local community and local art. Every once and awhile, we find a cause that does both. Art for Life 2012 occurs September 22, 2012 at the Columbus Museum of Art. We strongly encourage our artists to donate work here and for our friends to show their support by visiting artforlifecolumbus.org. More about Art for Life from the website:
Art for Life has been the most significant fundraiser for the Columbus AIDS Task Force (now known as AIDS Resource Center Ohio) since 1989 when it first began. Art for Life is a truly special evening filled with food, drinks, and amazing art that has been donated by local and national artists to help support AIDS Resource Center Ohio and much needed programs and services provided for our community.
The event is the largest charity art auction in Central Ohio, is comprised of two parts—a live auction and a silent auction. Supporting Art for Life 2012 allows AIDS Resource Center Ohio to continue the important work of providing comprehensive care services, educational programs, and prevention to our community. 90% of funds raised go towards direct support services for those living with HIV/AIDS. Art for Life 2012 will be held September 22, 2012 at the Columbus Museum of Art from 6pm to 12am.
Contact: Emily Toney / firstname.lastname@example.org / 614-340-6715
Posted by 83gallery on August 2, 2012