painting, tableau, stage

Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Exhibition curated by Professor Laura Lisbon. 2013

The central visual core of Painting Tableau Stage is comprised of paintings by four contemporary artists from the United Kingdom—Moyra Derby, Stuart Elliot, Mick Finch, and Beth Harland—all of whom share an interest in concepts of the tableau, a term that has received recent critical attention in the U.K. and often translated as “picture form.” In addition, a small selection of scenographic objects and models from OSU’s Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theater Research Institute will compliment the exhibition as a visual reminder of some ways in which theater and painting share aspects of the tableau.

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Public programs associated with the exhibition: 

“Dimensions of the Tableau”

Stephen Melville, Professor Emeritus, History of Art
Thursday, September 5, 4-6PM, Wexner Center

“Archival Baroque: Shifting Video’s Memory to the Scene of New Media”

Tim Murray, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Director, Society of the Humanities, Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Studies, Cornell University.
Thursday, November 14, 4-6PM, Jennings Hall room 001

The seminar and lectures are funded by the College of Arts and Sciences, Grant for Research and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities.

Gallery Talk with Artists in Painting Tableau Stage.

with Stuart Eliott, Mick Finch and Beth Harland

Saturday, September 28, 5-6PM

Curator’s Talk with Laura Lisbon

Associate Professor of Art, Laura Lisbon will be talking at Urban Arts Space about Painting Tableau Stage, the concept of the tableau, and the works borrowed from the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at Urban Arts Space.
Friday, October 11, 12:30-1:30PM

Film screenings associated with the exhibition:

The Wexner Center for the Arts will screen:

Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableau (My Life to Live)
(director Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)
Tuesday, September 10, 7PM

The Mill and the Cross
(director Lech Majewski, 2011)

Tuesday, September 17, 7PM.

This Exhibition was sponsored by:

The Arts Initiative
Department of Art, The Ohio State University
Lancaster University, England
University of London, Central Saint Martins
University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury
Ohio Arts Council
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
Columbus Museum of Art
College of Arts and Sciences, Grant for Research and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities