Curated by Michael Jones and Karen Shirley, Shirley ׀ Jones Gallery, Yellow Springs, Ohio, The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present Far, Near, Here: Selections from the Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art from January 25 – April 15, 2007. Far, Near, Here comprises works from the collection of the Columbus Museum of Art that have not been exhibited in the museum in more than five years. This exhibition will showcase seldom-seen works of art in a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, prints, photographs, glass, ceramics, fiber, small scale sculpture in bronze and stone, and even a palm leaf. While the works included hail from diverse locations and cultures: Prehistoric America, China, Japan, Korea, India, Fiji, New Guinea, and France, the bulk are American works from the modern and contemporary era. The exhibition seeks, among other things, to show how contemporary art shares affinities with and is often informed by artifacts from foreign cultures.
Featured artists include Annie Brigman, Larry R. Camp, Ann Dewwald, Francis Frith, Laura Gilpin, Peter Golfinopoulos, Edward Parker Hayden, Carlyle Johnson, Murray Jones, Henry F. Klein, Mark Klett, Laura Lisbon, William Parker Little, Clement Meadmore, George Miller, Richard Misrach, John Raimondi, Robert Rauschenberg, Kitaoji Rosanjin, Edward Ruscha, Larry Shineman, Aaron Siskind, Mel Strawn, Do-Ho Suh, Robert Swain, Lowell Tolstedt, Jack Tworkov, Joseph Vitone, Martha Walter, Ulfert Wilke, Sun Yi, and Zhang Gu.