Park National Bank Art Gallery
2014-15 Season Schedule
|Gallery Hours||Summer Hours|
|Mon - Fri||8:00 am - 5:00 pm||Mon - Thu||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Closed Weekends||Fri||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
| The gallery is closed on University holidays.
Gallery hours are subject to change without advance notice.
For more information call 513-558-1215.
Build Her a Myth
Works by Carrie Ann Schumacher
August 1 - 27, 2014
When I came across a box of fifty free romance novels at the library where I was working, I initially had no idea what I was going to do with them. But something within them spoke to me, and I knew I had to take them. I considered the roles that romance novels, the beauty industry and the fashion world play within our culture; the three share definite commonalities, as they all thrive on fantasy and define femininity for many. I combined these worlds into one unwearable and fragile garment as a way to speak to the visibility and invisibility of different aspects of womanhood. As I release the finished artworks into the world, I hope they share these stories wherever they go.
With Every End is a Beginning
Works by Bogumil Bronkowski
September 2 - 25, 2014
I immigrated to America at the age of nine, leaving behind everything I had ever known in Poland and entering a land where I did not know the customs and language. At the time, I thought my family and I were merely visiting America on vacation; I did not realize that I was never going home. My work explores the journey of immigration both specifically and generally. I study my own tale of immigration and immigrant status by combining the legends and stories of my homeland with the narrative of my own personal history as a Pole living in America. The creation of my own folklore and myths allows me to create a space where I belong.
Curated by Saad Ghosn
Featuring works by Matt Dwyer, William Howes and Micheal Wilson
UC Clermont College is proud to participate in
FOTOFOCUS Biennial 2014,
A Greater Cincinnati Celebration of Photography
October 1 - 27, 2014
Opening reception- Thursday, October, 2, 4:30 - 6 pm
Even though quite different in their esthetic approach and subject matter, the respective works of these three photographers yet share a strong commonality; they each address a transformation of a given state, transformation caused either by time, or by nature or by man’s own act.
Matt Dwyer’s pictures represent images he took of trash sludge, hydraulic oil, various chemicals of the trash industry, and that he transmuted into beautifully recreated abstract and colorful ‘landscapes’. “Working on industrial size trash compactors, cleaning their clogged garbage and fixing their broken parts, I daily dreaded coming to work in the sludge of other people’s trash,” he says. “I eventually began to photograph what I saw, capturing the colors, textures and angles of my job sites. I was changing the horrifying into something beautiful.”
William Howes takes pictures of old abandoned houses reclaimed by time and neglect. Their original beauty is transmuted into the spontaneous beauty caused by abandonment and decay. When first built these structures were cherished and admired. Now abandoned, they try to survive on their own awaiting the moment when they will disappear forever.
Michael Wilson’s pictures of delicate tendrils of grapevines are beautiful testament to life and growth. Wilson captures their graceful and fragile shape, yet one that knowingly provides strength and support to the entire plant. “These slender and whimsical shapes are to me like small hints, clues and reminders that growth is molded by the resistance and support of that which surrounds,” he says. The fragile tendrils he portrays are transmuted by nature into solid anchors, essential for life.
Works by Millee Tibbs
January 6 - 27, 2015
I am interested in surfaces and their relationship to what lies beneath – the discrepancy between what we see and what we know. I am drawn to photography because of its ubiquitous presence in our culture and its duplicitous existence as both an indexical representation of reality and a subjective construction of it. It is a slippery medium that easily shifts from scientific documentation of a moment in time to a subjective construction of reality. I am interested in the space where these qualities contradict each other and coexist simultaneously.
February 2 - 24, 2015
Nine 50 Plus
Nine Local Artists Over Fifty-years of Age
Curated by Bruno Zabaglio and Dan Vance
March 3 - 24, 2015
UC Clermont College
Student Fine Arts Show
March 30 - April 22, 2015
Works by Tom Wegrzynowski
May 1 - 28, 2015
My work synthesizes elements of history, mythology, and pop culture into a narrative system that investigates the unstable nature of meaning in contemporary culture. This narrative system addresses themes of science, religion, sports, war, and economics. Each of these represents a complex human endeavor that searches for some kind of truth or absolutism, yet can be manipulated to serve the ideological needs of those in power.
Works by Marty Weishaar
June 3 - 25, 2015
My material investigation teeters on the universal, the craft and the ‘painting process’. The mountains and cardboard forts are built from recycled cardboard boxes. The moving boxes are re-appropriated- they exist in real time before and after the move. John Henry is a self-portrait, either he gets on the train or he dies. Having said that, I am in love with the process of building. It’s a wonderful and fantastic mindset to have- this is my space and you are welcome to come in. Knowing that, it is not going to last, this space will fall apart- my space, built with my hands, lives in the community. The community space that I help to occupy is falling apart and I don’t know how to save it.
This program made possible by the generous support of our 2014-15 sponsor.