Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Paintings by Melissa Meyer

Melissa Meyer is now settled into her new studio on 39th Street and has been very productive! Here is a preview of a couple new pieces. Also look out for her work at the Armory Fair with Lennon Weinberg.

Melissa Meyer 2011 Oil on canvas 20 x 18"

Melissa Meyer RK Bridal 2011 Oil on canvas 18 x 20"

James Brown in the Paris Review

Check out James Brown's work in the Paris Review

The Paris Review

Arts & Culture

Auguri, Frederick Seidel!

February 18, 2011 | by The Paris Review

James Brown, Planet (Pink and Grey) VI, 2006, oil and pencil on linen.

Frederick Seidel has received some unusual tributes in recent years. Writing in n+1, Philip Connors credited Seidel’s poetry with giving him the courage to quit his job. Wyatt Mason made a passionate case for Seidel’s Poems 1959–2009 in The New York Times Magazine—not a publication known for its attention to verse. There's been a poem dedicated to Seidel in The New Yorker. The London Review of Books has likened him to a YouTube person in a bunny suit, while fellow Paris Review staffer Dan Chiasson compared Seidel’s effusions to a garden hose. In a nice way.

Now the artist James Brown has published a collection of works on paper, canvas, cardboard, and linen inspired by Seidel’s poem “Into the Emptiness.” The volume has come to our attention just in time to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday, tomorrow, of our most youthful editor.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Paintings by Stephen Mueller

New in the studio of Stephen Mueller, too good not to share. Enjoy!

Kami 2011 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 57.5 inches

Olga 2010 Acrylic on canvas 28 x 28 inches

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Exhibition Schedule and Gallery News, Spring 2011

After 7 years of maintaining two gallery spaces, the Rebecca Ibel Gallery announces the closing of our downtown Columbus gallery at 2 Miranova Place. The gallery continues to present a program of exhibitions at 1055 North High Street in the Short North, Columbus' Arts District. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11-5 and by appointment. For further information please contact the gallery at 614-291-2555.

For exhibition preview and artist news visit our gallery BLOG!

Spring 2011 Exhibition Schedule
Short North Gallery: 1055 North High Street, Columbus OH 43201 ~ 614-291-2555

Almond Zigmund Pink Pile, 2010 Acrylic on wood 66 X 36 X 36 inches

Kurt Lightner Untitled, 2010 Acrylic on panel 14 x 18 inches

Sarah Fairchild Garden Beets, 2011 Acrylic and flocking on paper 34 x 52 inches

through March 5, 2011

Almond Zigmund:
Sculpture and Works on Paper

For further information contact the gallery at 614-291-2555
visit our gallery website
or visit the artist's website:

March 11 - April 30, 2011

Kurt Lightner:
Paintings and Sculpture

For further information contact the gallery at 614-291-2555
visit our gallery website
or visit the artist's website:

May 3 - June 4, 2011

Sarah Fairchild

Gallery Hours:
The Short North Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11-5 and by appointment.
Rebecca Ibel Gallery •1055 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201 • 614.291.2555 •

Wayne White one man stage performance

WAYNE WHITE: You're Supposed to Act All Impressed / Largo at the Coronet

One of the original performers on the Pee-wee's Playhouse show brings his live, one man stage performance to Largo At The Coronet

Tuesday February 15th, 2011
Doors Open at 7PM
Tickets: $20
For tickets visit

Don't miss famed LA artist, Wayne White, performing his one man stage show live at Largo at the Coronet. The show is a wildly entertaining celebration of Wayne's life filled with banjos, puppets, harmonica, hilarious stories and incredible images.

Throughout his career Wayne has made an indelible mark on pop culture while working on hit TV shows such as Pee-wee's Playhouse (voice/designer of Randy, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby, many more), Beakman's World and Shining Time Station. His TV work has won him three Emmy Awards and his design work on landmark videos such as The Smashing Pumpkins 'Tonight, Tonight' and Peter Gabriel's 'Big Time' have won him a Billboard and MTV Music Video Awards.

Now he's bringing his talents to Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles where he'll be taking the crowd on a walk through his life and times as a designer, puppeteer, performer, comic book author and Southerner. The show features a hilarious narrative from Wayne along with vivid images of his work and many, many influences. Funny, music filled and inspirational...You don't want to miss this show!

Wayne White talks about making Pee-wee's Playhouse

Wayne White is a puppet

Wayne White and his banjo

Wayne White and his harmonica

Wayne White has a message

Wayne White and one of his (3) Emmys

Friday, February 11, 2011

Rory Krupp: Fluffing Reality

On view through February at the Dublin Arts Council is Rory Krupp: Fluffing Reality, a solo exhibition of contemporary watercolor paintings.

Krupp titles his artworks with short phrases such as “The sound of confidence” and “Who wants to be found.” He defines this collection as “Revolution, the sound of confidence and other excellent inventions: A compendium of words and images promoting a better way.”

Rory Krupp is an Ohio resident who currently divides his time between Columbus and Cincinnati. He has shown his artwork in galleries in the United States and Singapore and at art fairs in New York and Chicago. He was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 2002 and has served as an artist in residence in Vermont and Indiana.

The exhibition will be on view Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 pm.

"Music Sets Tone For Vibrant Watercolors"

Review in Columbus Dispatch by Melissa Starker ~

With his iPod providing a soundtrack, Rory Krupp conjures up playful stories in his mind that take shape as collections of controlled watercolor lines, abstract shapes and the occasional well-placed bleed.

"I think of a narrative, a type of theme, and use pieces to fill in the blanks," Krupp said. "It's not always quite linear, but it's like songs: They're not all linear."

To read full review click here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Artist News - Robert Harms, Michael Reafsnyder, Heimir Bjorgulfsson

3 Shows not to be missed in February:

Robert Harms: paintings and watercolors @ The Drawing Room, East Hampton NY
open through March 28

In a recent review by Eric Ernst, Harms work is described as "an energetically vibrant view of nature that is nevertheless gently rhythmic in his use of calligraphic and linear components." For full review click here.

To see works by Robert Harms in the gallery visit our website - click here or call 614-291-2555.

Michael Reafsnyder: Feast @ Ameringer McEnry Yohe in NYC
open through March 5

"Rather than inviting us to talk about happiness after it has gone missing or to discuss love once it has been lost. Reafsnyder's demonstrative works bring a smile to your face before the conversation even gets going." David Pagel

For further information click here.

For available paintings and ceramics in our gallery visit our website or call 614-291-2555.

Heimir Bjorgulfsson
@ CTRL Gallery in Houston TX
opening February 25

For further information click here.

For available works in our gallery visit our website or call 614-291-2555.