20 North Gallery announces 2019 – 2020 exhibition schedule
From expressive abstract paintings to intricate metal and enamel works, 20 North Gallery is proud to announce its exhibition schedule for the upcoming season.
The season begins October 11, 2019
…with Falling Into Place: Michelle Carlson & Bill Horvath, an exhibition of mesmeric mixed media works on paper by Michelle Carlson and ink drawings by Bill Horvath that creates a tantalizing intersection of two separate and distinct, intricate narratives—very dissimilar in subject manner, yet complementary to one another in addressing the process of how one’s own reality comes into being.
This intriguing exhibit debuts new work by returning, established artist Carlson, formerly of The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and now located in Chicago, paired with that of local, emerging artist Horvath. The exhibit will continue through December 28, 2019.
20 North Gallery and the artists will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Public Reception for Falling Into Place: Michelle Carlson & Bill Horvath on Friday, October 11, from 6 – 9 p.m.
Additionally, an artists’ talk, featuring Carlson and Horvath, and a screen printing workshop by Carlson will be offered on Saturday, November 2 at 20 North Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
The 2020 lineup
…includes solo exhibitions of Toledo area artists L. Sue Szabo in January, Aaron S. Bivins in April and Dan Hernandez in July, presenting new, never-before-featured artworks in the mediums of metalsmithing, acrylics and mixed media respectively.
At the commencement of 2020, 20 North Gallery will exhibit Intense Adornment: the Jewelry of Sue Szabo, the captivating metal works of Toledo area artist L. Sue Szabo. Having over 25 years of metalsmithing experience, Szabo creates dramatic geometric pieces that exemplify her innate skill for imagery through forged metals and enamel. The winter 2020 solo exhibit will feature Szabo’s fine art presentation works and will be complemented by her timeless adornment pieces. This exhibit will open on January 10, 2020 and will continue through March 28, 2020.
L. Sue Szabo (Toledo, Ohio)
L. Sue Szabo began practicing medicine in 1988, receiving an M.D. through the Medical College of Ohio (Toledo, Ohio) while studying art through national workshops, the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio) and the University of Toledo in Ohio. Now retired from medical practice, Szabo focuses on metalsmithing and other art endeavors. With over 25 years of metalsmithing experience, Szabo’s artworks have appeared in multiple national and international shows, receiving numerous awards. Szabo has completed impressive commission work, including a major sculptural work for the JP Morgan headquarters in London and a 750-piece enamel sculpture for the British cruise ship the Brittania. Szabo’s metal works appear in over 20 books and publications including Art Jewelry Today 4, Tales from the Toolbox and The Art of Fine Enameling 2nd Edition. Several of Szabo’s recent artworks have been selected to appear in Out of This World: Jewelry in the Space Age, an upcoming exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.
For its spring exhibit, 20 North Gallery will present Around the Corner: Aaron Bivins Abstract, the first exhibition of abstract work by Toledo area artist Aaron S. Bivins. Known for his lush and expressive landscape paintings, Bivins has been developing over the last couple of years a bold, new series of abstract works. These 4-foot canvasses are sure to awe with their significant presence and expert use of communicative color. This enthralling exhibit will open on April 9, 2020 and will continue through June 27, 2020.
Aaron S. Bivins (Toledo, Ohio)
Aaron Bivins attended the University of Toledo in Ohio, receiving a B.A. in Art, as well as a Teaching Certification. A former junior high school art teacher, Bivins now serves as a painting demonstrator and conducts watercolor and acrylic workshops and classes, as well as jurying art shows throughout the region. Throughout his career, Bivins has won numerous awards, including several Best of Show and First awards, at shows such as the Crosby Festival of the Arts at Toledo Botanical Gardens in Toledo, Ohio (receiving a First Award in 2015); Art on the Mall, The University of Toledo (Ohio) (First Award in 2012) and many others. His paintings are represented at many galleries throughout the Northwest Ohio region and his numerous community and commercial gallery exhibits include two solo exhibitions at Flatlanders Gallery in Blissfield, Michigan and contributions to the past annual Juneteenth Celebration at the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio). Mr. Bivins’ paintings are included in many private collections throughout the country, as well as in the corporate collection of ProMedica at The Toledo Hospital. Aaron Bivins is an Associate member of the Ohio Watercolor Society and Past-President of the Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society. He is also a member of the Toledo Artists Club.
In the summer of 2020, Reset: New Work by Dan Hernandez will mark the return of Toledo area artist Dan Hernandez’s work to 20 North Gallery’s walls. The exhibit will comprise previously unexhibited work created by Hernandez, whose complex multimedia paintings are influenced by ancient art historical traditions combined with digital media and video game culture. Opening on July 10, 2020, this captivating exhibit will continue through September 26, 2020.
Dan Hernandez (Toledo, Ohio)
Dan Hernandez received his bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000 from Northwest Missouri State (Maryville) and a Masters of Fine Arts in 2002 from American University (Washington, D.C.). He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at The University of Toledo (Ohio). Hernandez’s paintings utilize both traditional and new media techniques to explore the visual dialog between religion, mythology and pop culture. In addition to exhibition in national and international solo and group exhibitions, Hernandez is represented at Kim Foster Gallery in New York City. His works is in numerous private collections, both national and international and has been featured and critiqued in several distinguished publications, including ARTnews, HyperAllergic, Artillery Magazine, Arte Fuse, Gizmodo and Der Spiegel. Dan Hernandez was twice selected for an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, in 2011 and 2015.
In addition to the featured exhibits, 20 North Gallery continues to display glass, paintings, jewelry and artists’ cards by noted artists of the region. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4p.m.
Opening Receptions: 20 North Gallery and the artists will be welcoming friends and collectors at the free Public Receptions for featured exhibits. Each reception will feature a free appetizer buffet and cash bar by Venue. Reception dates are to be announced.