Exhibit: "Dan Work: D'ART"

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The past 20 years has seen too many Short North galleries succumb to the pitfalls of running a small business, and though it has had its rough patches in that regard, ROY G BIV has endured throughout. The nonprofit gallery and member arts organization is celebrating two decades of life this month with a show of paintings by founding member Dan Work. A self-proclaimed "Painter for the People" who now calls Portland, Oregon, home, Work creates an array of simple images in beautiful lines that are as easy to afford as they are to live with. If you've seen his annual ComFest set-up, you know to expect ballet dancers and acrobatic cats. But here the artist elaborates on his signature subjects with color, shading or, in the case of an installation-cum-game of skill, a collection of found dartboards.

"Dan Work: D'ART"

When: Through Oct. 31

Where: ROY G BIV Gallery, Short North

Web: roygbivgallery.org