Paolo Arao: In Dialogue with Drawing
OPENS FEBRUARY 20
The Columbus Museum has commissioned Brooklyn-based artist Paolo Arao to curate a group of works on paper from the Museum’s collection. Individual sheets or groups of drawings have served as the stimuli for visual responses by the artist. As the title implies, In Dialogue with Drawing will feature multiple pairings, matching Arao’s newly created works with the Museum’s holdings that inspired them. The installation also includes several plates from Josef Albers’s foundational textbook Interaction of Color.
Arao is a Filipinx-American artist whose most recent exploration in the studio combines the traditions of textiles and painting. His work is rooted in modernist geometric abstraction. He creates his current work by machine stitching second-hand clothing, hand-dyed fabric, and weathered canvas together into