Warhol In Southern Collections
July 14 - October 13 , 2013
Third Floor Galleries
Warhol in Southern Collections will feature over 100 Warhol works from 1964-1983 including the famous Campbell’s Soup can series and brightly colored Marilyn Monroe prints. These works are all from museums and private collectors located in the South. Five life-size resin and acrylic Andy Warhols created by contemporary artist Jack Dowd will be installed at the entrance to the gallery. This show will run in conjunction with the celebration of Columbus Museum’s 60th anniversary.
This exhibition is made possible by the generous funding of the Norman S. and Emmy Lou P. Illges Foundation.
Dare to Wear - Art as Fashion
August 18 - December 8 , 2013
Dare to Wear explores the intersection of artwork and body adornment. The artists and designers featured in the exhibition consider how the shape, form, and scale of jewelry and garments relate to the body. These pieces are technically wearable, but because of their sculptural quality they might be considered radical for daily attire.
Jesse Mathes explores the idea of using adornment to make one’s appearance more assertive. Thomas Horst uses a sculptural approach to fashion through layers of felt he makes from hand-carded wool into garments that flow with body movement. Fashion editor Amy Flurry and style blogger Nikki Salk of The Paper-Cut-Project have designed paper sculptures and wigs fueled by a love of fashion and an appreciation of the grace of the humble material of paper.
Brandon Holschuh’s jewelry in metal and flame-set gemstones has a strong masculine sensibility. Working in silver using traditional techniques, Donna Veverka produces edgy earrings, tough cuffs, and powerful rings for the adventurous woman or man. Ian Henderson creates biomorphic jewelry forms from repurposed electronics materials such as aluminum grounding wire and rubber insulation sheathing.