Park National Bank Art Gallery
2018-19 Season Schedule
Gallery Hours Summer Hours
Mon - Fri Mon - Thu
8:00-5:00 p.m. 8:00-5:00 p.m.
Gallery is closed on University holidays. Hours are subject to change.
For more information call 513-558-ARTS (2787).
All exhibits and events are free and open to the public.
Curated by Christina Wald
July 11 - August 28, 2018
Reception on July 19, 5-8p.m.
David Michael Beck
Linda Howard Bittner
Illustration is a wondrous profession where one day you might illustrate spaceships, the next animals, the next maps, the next super heroes, and so on. Illustrators make worlds and stories come to life. Get a peek into this intriguing process through the works of five local Greater-Cincinnati area illustrators.
New World: Immigrants and refugees photograph the experience of a new life in America
Curated by Kent Krugh
Sept. 4 - Oct. 31, 2018
Opening reception: Sept. 14, 5 a.m. - 8 p.m., Snyder, Art Gallery
Panel discussion*: Oct. 27, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Snyder building, Room 142
Special gallery viewing: Oct. 27, 9 a.m - 4 p.m.
The story of the immigrant and refugee and their families are often “boxed away” and out of view of most Americans. What we don’t know, we don’t care about. This exhibition is an attempt to open the box and reveal that which is hidden to most of us. The themes and narratives, once released from the archive in the form of pictures, will help us understand their experience. Their hopes, dreams, and desires are not that much different than the rest of America. They are our new neighbors, and we are encouraged to “Love your neighbor as yourself”. The photographs taken through the lens of the refugee and the immigrant oblige us to consider their story, and hopefully, compel us to understanding and compassion.
*A panel discussion at the UC Clermont camp us, moderated by UC Clermont Professor Anu Chatterjee, PhD, will address current challenges facing immigrants and refugees in the region. Panelists will include immigration advocates, an immigration lawyer and an educator.
Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus. FotoFocus Biennial 2018 spans over 80 museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio; and features over 250 artists, curators, and educators. Each Biennial is structured around a unifying theme; for 2018 that theme is Open Archive.
For more information visit fotofocusbiennial.org
By Ivan Ivanov
Nov. 7 - Dec. 13, 2018
Opening reception: Nov. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The exhibit features mixed-media paintings in which Ivanov pictures environments and their inhabitants in an attempt to take a glimpse into their interactions within a context of intense transformation. The works are inspired by close observations of nature and by diverse ideas from philosophy and theoretical physics. A process of accumulation and reduction shapes the imagery. Although the works appear vibrant and lively on the surface, the viewer is invited to wonder further about the fragile nature of our shared future.
Ivanov grew up in an artistic family and was introduced to the visual and performing arts at an early age. He continued his higher education first at the National Fine Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, then in the United States, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. After graduation, Ivanov moved to the Midwest and has worked as a visual artist for more than 20 years. He has participated in numerous solo and group art exhibits in Europe and the U.S. and currently lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio.
By Eric Anderson
Jan. 7 - Feb. 5, 2019
From photographer Eric Anderson: "An ongoing theme for my photography has been abandoned places. It started by just stopping and noticing the empty buildings that everyone else walked past, ignored, and forgot about. These forgotten places spoke to me and I wondered what they were like on the inside. Eventually I got brave enough to find a way in and I was inspired by what I found.
"The environments are often chaotic and overwhelming, so I find myself drawn to the simplicity of the small details. I now see beauty in the decay. It’s there if you just look close enough. These experiences have made me realize that life is more appealing once you stop judging things by how they were supposed to be and accept them how they actually are. It’s something I hope to do in other aspects of my life … and maybe I’m hoping other people will think that way about me."