Daric Gill Studio M Exhibition: The Absolutes | Massillon Museum

Daric Gill will exhibit oil paintings on reclaimed wood in The Absolutes in the Massillon Museum’s Studio M from August 6 through September 21, 2022.

The Museum will host a reception for the artist on Saturday, August 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event, which will be free and open to everyone, will be concurrent with Massillon’s Last Saturday event. A podcast interview with the artist will be posted at MassillonMuseum.org on Tuesday, August 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Gill holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in sculpture and interdisciplinary art, and a bachelor of fine arts degree from Columbus College of Art and Design in sculpture and painting. He is a former adjunct professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

The Absolutes is a series of oil paintings on reclaimed wood. The subject matter is intentionally minimal, full of symbolism, and often blends the line between artifact and narrative display.  The series has been exhibited in Galerie Raskolnikow (Germany), Lolo Taller Galleria (Cuba), Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum (South Korea), the John F. Peto Museum (NJ), the Edward Hopper House Museum (NY), George Billis Gallery (Los Angeles and Chelsea, NYC), Center of Science and Industry Museum (OH), and the Columbus Museum of Art (OH).Gill’s metal sculptures and portrait paintings have been exhibited alongside the works of Warhol, Picasso, Calder, and Lichtenstein. He has displayed and sold his work internationally.

Gill received the 2019 Artist Exchange in Dresden, Germany; a 2019 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award; and a 2018 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

When visiting the Studio M exhibition, visitors can also view Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories (through November 9) in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery; Artist to Artist (through September 7); “Carry On”: A Century of Swing and the Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Football History Timeline in the Paul Brown Museum; Collection Spotlight: Faces of Massillon Business in the Photography Gallery; the Immel Circus; and the Local History, American Indian, and Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts galleries.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark, as well as marketing support from Visit Canton. This project was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Exhibitions can be seen during regular MassMu hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and during extended hours from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month in collaboration with downtown Massillon’s Last Saturday event.

MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.


Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director • 330-833-4061 x111
Emily Vigil, Studio M Coordinator • evigil@massillonmuseum.org
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator • 330-844-1525


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