Revisiting Between Spaces

Fine Arts Library
1871 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

January 24, 2022 - April 28, 2022
Exhibit Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open during Fine Arts Library hours
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A photo of numerous clay disks, each stamped with a roman numeral.

The Fine Arts Library is pleased to announce an exhibition by Tamryn McDermott titled Revisiting Between Spaces.

Mixed media artist Tamryn McDermott asks the viewer to navigate a history through an archive of handmade objects and a corresponding catalog. McDermott’s fabrication and contextualization of terracotta impressions map and link us to a distant classical past. Each object in this exhibition relates to a specific location in time and space. The display of this collection continues to evolve by being deconstructed, reshaped and restitched by the artist, a revisiting over time. What are the limitations of an archive? What is excluded from the archive? How do records continue to evolve and change over time? Visit the artist's website for more information about the exhibit.

This exhibition will be open January 24 through April 29, 2022. The artist will be present for an open house and dialogue about the work on display in the Fine Arts Library on March 25 at 1 p.m. The exhibition is open during library hours.

Artist Bio:

Tamryn is a PhD student in the Arts Administration, Education and Policy (AAEP) program with a concentration in Art Education. Tamryn is an artist, educator and arts administrator with experience in museums, schools, organizations and universities. She is currently the Graduate Research Associate for the Kawsay Ukhunchay: Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Art and Cultural Artifacts Research Collection at Ohio State. Tamryn is also a Graduate Teaching Associate within AAEP and works as a university supervisor for pre-service art education students and teaches Introduction to Art Education within the department. Her research interests are in interdisciplinary and integrated learning within a higher education context.

Prior to arriving at Ohio State in fall 2020, she managed nine temporary public art projects at Penn State University as part of the university's Campus Arts Initiative. Tamryn was the Traveling Exhibition Manager for Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in Americaa contemporary and historic basketry exhibition that traveled to nine venues across the United States from 2017-2019. As an artist, Tamryn works with materials (silk, wax, wood, steel, terracotta, hand-made paper, waxed linen) and history as a way to investigate how we apply meaning to objects to tell and re-tell stories about our past through the archive. 


Photo of Courtney Hunt Courtney Hunt
Art and Design Librarian