Dorothy Stites Alig’s perform “Silver Rain.”

Staff Studies

Mistakes are a great point for Indianapolis painter Dorothy Stites Alig. But viewers will be hard-pressed to see how errors can outcome in these types of colorful, ethereal elegance as her most current operates on display in the present-day exhibition at 411 Gallery in downtown Columbus.

Her endeavours are titled with the Latin term “Errare.”

“Many of my ideas occur from ‘mistakes’ ensuing from a willingness to depart from the regimen to wander,” Alig mentioned. “These performs are likely to be far more private and experimental and really don’t normally in good shape neatly into a greater human body of function, so I value the prospect to demonstrate them — several for the initial time.”

The absolutely free exhibit that also attributes Columbus sculptor and home furniture designer Steven Baker opens currently and runs through April 9.

The intimate 411 Gallery at 411 Sixth St. is a group arts gallery and cultural space for exhibitions, functions, and collaborations with Columbus’ arts and cultural companies. Managed by the Columbus Place Arts Council, 411 is built doable by grants from the Efroymson Family members Fund, the city of Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art & Design and by donations from the group.

Alig, a painter and printmaker whose studio is in an old phone switching station in downtown Indianapolis, has proven her do the job in New York, Denver, Chicago, Indianapolis and through the Midwest. For 14 decades, she was senior conservator of textiles and costumes at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

“Making artwork is a way for me to delve into subjects that intrigue me and check out to discover connections among seemingly disparate strategies and illustrations or photos,” Alig has mentioned online in her artist assertion. “I have not too long ago explored subjects ranging from psychological screening, poetry, historic textiles, Islamic architecture and the urban landscape.

“I also enjoy to look into distinct materials and see how they respond/interact. The fusion of these passions is what keeps me fired up to be in the studio — to see what unexpected alchemy may possibly final result.”

Baker’s is effective are proven under the concept of “Well-lit Space.”

“This selection signifies an expression of tips that use forms to problem gentle, and in convert, enabling that gentle to embolden kind,” Baker reported. “Inspiration for this perform arrived from several items in this article: the postural perspective of a crustacean’s shell, or the leading-heavy bend of a flowering stem. The tender filtration of light via shoji screens in a Japanese bed room. And the numerous types of Midwestern barns with their turbine ventilators that slowly and gradually spin away the scorching summers into fall harvests.

“If gentle has a language, then it ought to be spoken in a perfectly-lit area.”