The Bright Side Eileen Woods and Barbara Vogel on view Aug. 3 – Sept. 10, 2021 Free admission and parking – appointments required Dublin Arts Council 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin, Ohio www.dublinarts.org
The Bright Side, an exhibition of embroidery and photography by central Ohio artists Eileen Woods and Barbara Vogel, explores age and loss through portraits of loved ones and comrades. Woods’ hand-embroidery on boldly printed fabric reveals portraits surrounded by the cosmos, while Vogel begins her process with color film, scanned and fused with layers of wax to produce an other-worldly quality in the subjects of her artwork.
Expressions range from astonishment to defiance and sorrow to serenity. The artists ask whether the “bright” side is a starry chaotic experience, a peaceful fading, or perhaps neither. While the exhibition cannot answer the question, it gives the viewer an opportunity to consider, and confront, the end.