Columbus College of Art & Design

Galleries

Season One

Oct. 2, 2018 – March 17, 2019

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Nancy Brooks Brody
Joy Episalla
Zoe Leonard
Carrie Yamaoka

: fierce pussy amplified

Opening: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Artists’ tour with Jo-ey Tang, Director of Exhibitions: 5:30 p.m. Reception: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Beeler Gallery dedicates Season ONE to the individual art practices of the four original core members of fierce pussy, the New York-based queer art collective – Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka.

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Launch

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Launch: Sunday Nov. 4, 2018 as part of Downtown Art Sunday.
Now: Housed at CCAD Packard Library after Nov. 4, 2018

In the 1970s, American artist Elaine Sturtevant (1924 Lakewood, OH – 2014 Paris, France) began operating an art practice in which she meticulously copied selected works of her male colleagues, as a critique of the culture of the art world in which she was working.

The collaborative research and book acquisition project second shelf (2018-20), initiated by Brussels-based, German artist Heide Hinrichs, explores those influence of that culture on the library of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium, and asks how alternative canons can be generated in the library. The core of the project is the formation of a new collection of books in the library of the Royal Academy that document the work of artists – women, of gender spectrum, queer, and of color – and related theoretical texts.

Part of this process of raising awareness is thinking about the creative networks that libraries make evident (and sometimes conceal), and about the economy of art and of publishing. This is being explored through institutional relationships and through the second shelf ‘mirror site’ at the Beeler Gallery and CCAD Packard Library.

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On Board(hers)

On Board(hers)
Open Rehearsal #1: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Open Rehearsal #2: Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

Beeler Gallery presents On Board(hers), an all-women dance performance based on the recorded voices of 15 female immigrants’ testimonies and choreographed by Lucille Toth, Assistant Professor of French at The Ohio State University Newark campus. Two open rehearsals at Beeler Gallery on Dec. 11, 2018, and March 28, 2019, both followed by a Q&A with the performers and refreshments.

Lucille Toth’s project On Board(hers) is in collaboration with Stonewall Columbus and is funded by a Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grant through The Ohio State University.

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ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS

Day With(out) Art

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 | 12-6 p.m.
Screening on a looping presentation
Beeler Gallery screening room

In solidarity with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art, Beeler Gallery presents ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS, which highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy today by commissioning compelling short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis. This event is free and open to the public.

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Tyler Coburn: Richard Roe

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

A reading and the unveiling of an orchid.

Richard Roe is a multi-part work, comprising an orchid hybrid named by New York-based artist Tyler Coburn and a “memoir” of a legal person. The project builds on a convention particular to Singapore, wherein orchid hybrids are named after politicians and celebrities—in effect, as a means of cultural diplomacy.

 

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Concert

Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 | 8 p.m.
Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St., Columbus, OH)

“A gender-bending, truth-telling illusionist. The best cabaret artist of [their] generation.” — Hilton Als, The New Yorker

Beeler Gallery presents the first Midwest concert by the queer legend and Tony-nominated Mx Justin Vivian Bond at the historic Southern Theatre. Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans activist and trans-genre artist living in New York City. They are invited by the queer art collective fierce pussy, whose work is on view in arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified at Beeler Gallery.

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Event

Downtown Art Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 | 12 – 6 p.m.
Timed to daylight-saving Sunday, this event brings together downtown art spaces for a day of art with special programming.

Angela Meleca Gallery, Appendix, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, Cultural Arts Center, Hawk Galleries, OSU Urban Art Space, and OAC Riffe Gallery. At Beeler Gallery, programming includes the launch of a book acquisition initiative called second shelf and a Harlem Renaissance prose and poetry reading.

The event is free and open to the public. Coffee provided by Brioso Coffee. Media sponsor: Columbus Underground.

Special programming details for all venues can be found on Downtownartsunday.org

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Season One Events

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As part of arms ache avid aeon: Nancy Brooks Brody / Joy Episalla / Zoe Leonard / Carrie Yamaoka: fierce pussy amplified, Beeler Gallery works closely with the artists to conceive public events, to contextualize their practices and affinities.

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Event / Publication Launch

The Daily Gentrifier FLYOVER FLYER (Columbus Edition)

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 | 2 p.m.

Dushko Petrovich, artist, writer, and Chair of New Arts Journalism at The School of Art Institute of Chicago, is launching The Daily Gentrifier FLYOVER FLYER (Columbus Edition), a publication featuring writing on the current state of art and gentrification in Columbus by local artists, writers and curators, including Marisa EspeDaniel Marcus, Left Handed Sophie, MINT art collective, James PayneLiz Roberts, and Maritt Vaessen.

The publication is free. The event is free and open to the public.

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SEASON ZERO: Conversation One

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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, and Carrie Yamaoka of the New York-based queer women artist collective fierce pussy (formed with Zoe Leonard in 1991) speak ahead of the four members’ upcoming seasons at Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design in fall 2018 and spring 2019, which will be devoted to the resonances amongst their individual practices and the way in which the abstraction in their works activates perceptual and political agencies. Moderated by Jill Casid, Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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SEASON ZERO

Moving Image

Feb. 1 – Mar. 25, 2018 

Free and open to the public.

French philosopher Alain Badiou’s handwritten lecture notes and diagrams on love, which formed the basis for his book In Praise of Love (2012), are installed in Schema Corridor, informing Season Zero’s moving image programming at Beeler Gallery.

Videos by graphic designer duo Vier5 (of Documenta 14, Athens), artist Les Levine, filmmaker Ephraim Asili, and artist Sable Elyse Smith, screened on rotation during selected weekends in the galleries.

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