Arts Preview: This Just In (no, really) at the Pizzuti Collection

Columbus Monthly Staff

Caitlin Keogh,The Intestine(Courtesy Pizzuti Collection)

Sporting a Buzzfeed-worthy title and 12 newly acquired pieces from Ron and Ann Pizzuti's art collection, This Just In: New Acquisitions opens today at the Pizzuti Collection.

With pieces ranging from dramatic furniture design to dreamlike figurative paintings of landscapes, This Just In promises to give Columbus a peak into the present global art scene of contemporary art.

Photographer Alec Soth makes an appearance in the show, with a photographfrom hisSongbook series. Soth, who was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minn., earned critical acclaim with his first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi in 2004. He has since snagged a Guggenheim Fellowship and published eight other works including Songbook. Previously known for his large-format, haunting portraits, Soth shifts his focus to American community life in Songbook.

Prom #2by Alec Soth (Courtesy Pizzuti Collection)

Another noted artist featured in This Just In is Wendell Castle, who is often credited as father of the art furniture movement. Born and educated in Kansas, Castle has been a sculptor, designer and educator for more than 40 years and is currently an artist-in-residence at the School for American Craftsmen in Rochester, N.Y. His work features beautiful hardwoods, plastics, veneers and metals in contemporary-style furniture. In the show, look for Castle's workCrossroads, a sculptural chair constructed of stained ash.

Other artists included in the exhibit are Glen Baldridge, Julia Chiang, Nogah Engler, Sara-Vide Ericson, Kim Fisher, Ori Gersht, Caitlin Keogh, Kazuki Umezawa and Artie Vierkamt. The new exhibit coincides with the Pizzuti Collection's new, expanded hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.This Just In: New Acquisitionswill be open through August 15.

-- Cassandra Merino