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Fresh A.I.R. Gallery exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, we 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 Southeastís 25 year anniversary and typically sponsors between five and eight exhibits a year. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is a project of Southeast Healthcare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Exhibition


 

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents

Speaking in Tongues
Artwork by Chase Bowman

August 20 – November 14, 2014

 

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Bowman is a recent MFA graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design and a current Gabr Fellow traveling around the world.  “I’ve always been volatile, inconsistent, and insecure. Because of this, I’ve never gotten the grasp of interacting with other people in accepted ways and struggle with maintaining my sense of my place in the world. Beginning at a very young age, I turned to comic books, adventure stories, and other forms of entertainment to help me navigate the complex ways that people engage one another.

 

Eventually, what started out as a crutch became my primary way of viewing the world: normally sad, boring, frightening or confusing situations could be turned into a grand adventure with a very definite sense of good and evil, morals to be upheld and injustice to be thwarted. Speaking in Tongues uses the backdrop and cultural memories of my native West Virginia to communicate the ways that I use colorful, cartoonish, and outlandish proxies to situate myself in my own life by turning the situations that have impacted me into stores that I can share with others.” States Bowman.

 

Opening Reception:
Wednesday August 20, 2014
5:30pm - 7:00pm


131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.744.8110
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Gallery hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.

Gallery Contact:

Kim Webb, (614) 225-0990 ext. 1208

PR Contact:
Myken Pullins, (614) 225-0980