The Ohio State University at Lima


Farmer Family Gallery welcomes art from staff of Yale University Gallery

September 4, 2019

The first of a two-part show from the staff of the Yale University Gallery opens in the Farmer Family Gallery at The Ohio State University at Lima with a gallery opening from 4-6 p.m., Thur., Sept. 5, 2019.

Art from the Staff of the Yale University Gallery, Part 1 features a variety of media and styles.

“Not strictly visual yet not completely in the conceptual camp, the work in the first leg of this two-part exhibition straddles the line between those two ‘isms.’ There are one or two ‘pictures’ but, for the most part, the work is without a direct narrative or a recognizable form,” said Ed Valentine, curator of the Farmer Family Gallery and professor of art at Ohio State Lima.

Valentine suggests approaching the work in the show without bias or prejudice, realizing that it may be akin to trying a green, leafy vegetable when all you have ever had is junk food.

“Before the bulk of mankind could read, we got information through pictures. We learned about religion, mythology, wars, history – all through paintings, drawings or sculptures,” Valentine said. “Art was read, it was utilitarian. It was meant to be taken very, very literally. Centuries later, we still want art to come at us in the same way.”

The first installation will be up from Sept. 5-October 17, 2019, and the second Oct. 31-Dec. 4. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The gallery will be closed Nov. 11 and 28. The second opening will be from 4-6 p.m., Thur., Oct. 31. The gallery openings and shows are free and open to the public.

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