April 7 – May 16, 2015
opening reception April 7, 6-8pm
Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends offers a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives: those with our families and friends. Bender and Vogel have both exhibited extensively in the Columbus area. Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friends brings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors.
A free public reception will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibition and public reception are free of charge.
Parents at O.U. (detail) (top)
photo on wood, carved and
painted in oil. 9 x 8”
Barbara Vogel, 2015
Married Couple in a Box (bottom)
Mixed media and clay
1-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 1-1/2″ (closed)