Staff pick: 'Flattening the Pile' at Secret Studio

On Friday, the Franklinton art space will host works on paper by Adam Elliott, Andy Clager and Evan Wolff, followed by outdoor sets from the artists' bands: Long Odds, Son of Dribble and Vacation

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Flyer for "Flattening the Pile" art show at Secret Studio

"If you make enough flyers, you create your own language, and people recognize the art you did," Adam Elliott told Alive in 2016, speaking about concert posters. Elliott's consistent visual aesthetic on flyers carried over to the album art for his former band, the local-turned-national fuzz-pop trio Times New Viking. Now, that artistic vision will be on display in a group show at Secret Studio, "Flattening the Pile," opening Friday, May 13, and featuring works on paper from Elliott, Andy Clager and Evan Wolff. 

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The artists will also have a Xerox machine to make prints on-site, as well as a projector that will screen videos they've made. During the 6 to 10 p.m. opening on Friday, the artists' three bands — Long Odds (Elliott), Son of Dribble (Clager) and Vacation (Wolff)  — will also perform on an outdoor stage at Secret Studio.

You might also recognize Wolff's art from Seventh Son's Assistant Manager golden ale, one of my favorite Columbus beers that also happens to feature Wolff's portrait of the brewery's beloved cat.

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To prep for Friday's concert, you can now stream Son of Dribble's new album, Son of Drib Against the Wind, a batch of songs Clager accurately described as "scuzzy around the edges, but there’s a juicy core to them."