Take a look at some of the artists whose work we’ve displayed in the past.
August 2018 - January 2019
WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
All pieces in this show have been generously donated to FluxFlow Dance Project by Jacqueline Bourgeas.
All proceeds went towards our first full length self-produced piece of work performed at the Fisher Theater in Columbus, December 2018. These funds supported the salaries of four dancers and a musician, as well as, theater, marketing, and production related expenses.
Jacqueline Bourgeas was born in Paris, France.
In 1952, she entered into the world of graphic design and publishing, and started working with companies Chavanne and Philips.
In 1970, her desire to learn other forms of expression, brought her to handmade weaving, the spinning of wool and vegetable dyeing techniques. In the course of her career as a graphic designer, she became a designer of fabric, clothing, and silk paintings for the shop 'La Tisseranderie' in Paris (France).
In the 80’s, Jacqueline became interested by oil painting and technical pen work. She then designed the layout and cover of Christian Boltanski's book for the Art Press collection and a book about Sophie Taeuber-Arp for the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris.
Her first drawing exhibition took place at the Espace Bleu, Rue de Seine in Paris, then a permanent exhibition until 1995 at Gallery Éolia, 10 Rue de Seine in Paris. Jacqueline has done more than 30 exhibitions in France, individually and in groups, many with Amnesty International.
She is also the author of many logotypes including 'Sport Travel'.
May 2018 - July 2018
In collaboration with VSA Ohio, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presented TAKE HEART, a group exhibition in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Exhibiting artists: Shawn Augustson, Justin Frehs, Lea Gayheart, Cathy Jeffers, Randy Jones, Amanda Kisielewski, David Leonard, Todd Loe, Christi Midlam, Kristin Morris, Cassandra Peters, Jennifer Richardson, Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth, Janice Schmader, Adrian Sibley, Rebecca Slonaker, Matt Swift, Meghan Turner, Jason Van Hoose, Quentin Heath Willis, Charles Wince
ABOUT FRESH A.I.R GALLERY
Fresh A.I.R. Gallery located in downtown Columbus, Ohio is currently seeking artists that have a mental illness, those in recovery from a substance abuse disorder, or artists whose work is about these subjects for the upcoming exhibition season.
Fresh A.I.R. Gallery exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, they educate the community and work to break down stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery opened its doors in September of 2004 to celebrate Southeast’s 25 year anniversary and typically sponsors between five and eight exhibits a year. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is a project of Southeast Healthcare.
January 2018 - April 2018
Kate Sweeney is a self-taught photographer from Columbus, Ohio whose work has been featured in Dazed, Refinery29, The Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, and Teen Vogue. She aims to make work that challenges ideas of femininity with a proud honesty that is simultaneously defiant and inviting by utilizing the human form, color, and our connection to nature.
“I hope to make work that challenges the norms of femininity and what it means to be a woman. I believe we need to be liberated from a hyper-sexualized portrayal of women in mainstream media. My goal is to help desexualize the female form and empower others to celebrate their own beauty and strength.”
October 2017 - December 2017
Mary Jane Ward was born in Eugene, Oregon. She had a nine year career as a professional ballet dancer and has worked closely as a collaborator and assistant to her partner, artist Amery Kessler. Primarily self taught as a visual artist, she studied from 2012-2015 at the Grand Central Atelier in New York City, under Jacob Collins. The program is a collaborative studio space, pursuing the methodology of historic ateliers to create drawings, paintings and sculptures from life. Mary Jane was part of The Hudson River Fellowship in 2015, which models itself after the traditions of the Hudson River School of landscape painting. In 2017 she was an artist in residence at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, in Bainbridge, Ohio. Mary Jane teaches portrait and plein air classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and is a member of the Ohio Plein Air Society. She prefers to draw and paint from life and finds inspiration in the presence of her subjects. Whether sitting in a studio with a model, or fully immersing herself in a landscape, the hours spent are meditative and transformative.
June 2017 - November 2017
Larry Doyle is an artist from Columbus, Ohio where he currently lives. He is a member of the newly formed Tacocat Cooperative in Grandview Heights near the city. He draws inspiration from the positive people and music he surrounds himself with. His work focusses on intricate line detail and repetition while using bold and bright colors to set the tone of the piece.