Recent Exhibitions

Gloria Shows

/ There

Tuesday, September 3 – Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Reception: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 12:35 – 1:30 pm

Gloria Shows is a Filipino American artist whose work is largely influenced by her formative years in Japan, England, and the United States. Through relief printmaking, textiles, and illustration, Shows blends personal, natural, and cultural histories and narratives from her multicultural upbringing. These narratives address fated conditions of instability, change, and adaptation. She received her BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma and recently received her MFA from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where she lives and works.

Hale Ekinci

Written in Oya: Entangled Stories

Tuesday, October 15 – Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Reception: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 12:35 – 1:30 pm

Hale Ekinci is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist with strong ties to her Turkish heritage.  She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago and is currently an Associate Professor of Art & Design at North Central College. Focusing on personal history, cultural identity, gender politics, and craft traditions, her works vary from videos and fiber installation to embroidery paintings embellished with vibrant colors, patterns, and autobiographical relics.

That which brought you here, will take you out.

Curated by Cameron Granger

Tuesday, January 21 – Thursday, March 5, 2020

Closing Reception: on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 from 12:35 – 1:30 pm

The Pearl Conard Gallery at Ohio State Mansfield is proud to present That which brought you here, will take you out, an exhibition curated by Cameron Granger and featuring the work of artists Eloisa Amezcua, Annie Chrissy Burley, Shabez Jamal, and Sydnie Jimenez. Granger says that the exhibition is “about love, and the tools and language we’ve been given to express that love. The title is taken from the phrase ‘I brought you into this world, and I ain’t afraid to take you out of it’, which my mother would often when we were coming up and found ourselves in any kind of trouble young kids normally do.”

Alone Together

The Ohio State Mansfield 2020 Student Exhibition

Online the month of May 2020

Alone Together is a virtual exhibition showcasing artwork created by students at Ohio State Mansfield during the 2019 – 2020 academic year, which started with in-person instruction and ended with students completing courses online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Our Voices

Our Voices was a juried virtual exhibition of five artists who explore race, identity, and contemporary culture. The exhibition premiered on our website and social media pages on September 24, 2020 along with OSU Mansfield Theater’s virtual production of Idris Goodwin’s #Matter.

Braxton Daniels, Black Lives Still Matter

Black Lives Still Matter was a February 2021 virtual artist talk and online exhibition by OSU Mansfield art student Braxton Daniels III, sponsored by Ohio State Mansfield’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Pearl Conard Art Gallery. Here is a story from Richland Source about the talk and exhibition.

Until Tomorrow

Until Tomorrow was a virtual exhibition showcasing artwork created by students at Ohio State Mansfield during the 2020– 2021 academic year.

Spring Video Screening: Selections from Microcinema MILOTI program

On view during the month of April 2021, this was a collection of time-based artworks that explore nature, fragility, and change. Works by artists Lynn KimDan JianDiana AbellsClaudia Esslinger, and Kellie Bornhoft were featured.

These works were part of the larger April Microcinema MILOTI program, which was screened online by Rhizome DC on Thursday, April 8th, 2021.

Kumasi J. Barnett

Power versus Power

Power versus Power was an exhibition by Baltimore-based artist Kumasi J. Barnett, showcasing comic books that Barnett directly painted over, changing their narratives into critiques of social and political issues including police brutality, systemic racism, fake news, and our political system.

Ukrainian Railroad Ladies

Sasha Maslov

Ukrainian Railroad Ladies highlighted a series of portraits by Ukranian photographer Sasha Maslov depicting women who work as traffic controllers and safety officers at railroad crossings in Ukraine.

Jeff Sprang

Light and Time

Light and Time was an exhibition by recently-retired OSU Mansfield photography instructor Jeff Sprang and included a diverse range of photographs he has created over the past 50 years. Mansfield News Journal Article.

Selections from the Goodman Collection

Selections from The Ohio State University Mansfield’s permanent art collection arrived in the early 1990s as a donation from Marion and Wynn Goodman of Mansfield. It includes works the Goodmans acquired during their frequent trips to Mexico by notable artists such as David Alfaro Siquieros, Pedro Friedeberg, Tina Villanueva, Jose Luis Cuevas, and Trinidad Osorio.

The 2023 OSU Mansfield Student Exhibition

The 2023 OSU Mansfield Student Exhibition feature ddrawing, ceramics, and photography created by Mansfield students during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Gibson + Recoder

Light Spill

Light Spill was an installation by artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder, in which a 16mm film projector with no take-up reel unspooled discarded, de-accessioned celluloid onto the ground, in a pile that grew steadily over the course of the exhibition. The artists state, “Light Spill evokes an abandoned cinema, a projectionist who has fled their station, and an analog technology that has been left to fend for itself, mutatis mutandis.”

The EVAC Project

The Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaboration (EVAC) Project uses storytelling and art to bridge the divide between civilians and veterans, shedding light on the realities of military life. The exhibition showcased artwork inspired by interviews with veterans from all five military branches, covering eras from WWII to Iraq and Afghanistan. These pieces, created by artists from across the United States, were accompanied by excerpts from the original interviews.

Hysterical Mothers: Hildebrandt and Vanderbeek

Hysterical Mothers was a collaborative exhibition by artists Sara Vanderbeek and Megan Hildebrandt exploring their complex and intertwined worlds of artmaking, motherhood, and mental health.