SEP 8, 2018 - JANUARY 20, 2019

Take Up Space presents abstraction as it travels across floors, hangs on walls, and is suspended above stairwells. Abstraction runs throughout this space, exploring and becoming territory. The works – mostly paintings – are results of artists’ projects that consider the relevance and power of abstraction’s possibilities.

The works in these galleries respond: to architecture, to history, to color, to taste, to edges, to time, and to our sociopolitical climate. They are explorations of form. They require us to notice their experimentation. They charge us to take the color, shapes, and scale of their structures into account.

Artists include Sarah Cain, Lita Albuquerque, Zachary Armstrong, Sarah Crowner, Tomory Dodge, Tomashi Jackson, Pamela Jorden,  Odili Donald Odita, and Jackie Saccoccio.

Supported in part by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.




Guest Curated by Marc Benda of Friedman Benda and Glenn Adamson

SEP 8, 2018 - JANUARY 20, 2019

In recent years the world of furniture design has been completely transformed. Once a fairly restrictive field in which form tended to follow function, it is today one of the most dynamic of all creative disciplines. Across a wide range of approaches - sometimes powered by new technology, sometimes simply by their imaginations - artists and designers alike are dramatically expanding the possibilities for furniture. This exhibition focuses exclusively on cutting-edge chair forms, including works by Ron Arad, Wendell Castle, Shiro Kuramata, Humberto and Fernando Campana, and Gaetano Pesce, Donald Judd and John Chamberlain; as well as Joris Laarman, whose high-tech and high-concept designs are shown in particular depth.  

Supported in part by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.



For Freedoms

FOR FREEDOMS is an artist-run initiative founded in 2016 by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman to encourage civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

The Pizzuti Collection has the ability to open our space to a multitude of thoughts. We have the opportunity to present work that responds to this moment in time. We have the chance to carefully/loudly/curiously consider some of the most fundamental notions that underpin/sustain/buttress our democracy. This exhibition is dedicated to that which artists do best: open multiple interpretations of our world, our societies, our environment, our government, our neighborhoods, our beliefs, our symbols, our dreams, and our freedoms. We proudly join For Freedoms in creating this exhibition as a platform for civic engagement and a celebration of our collective freedom of expression.


Artists include: Samuel Levi Jones, Glenn Kaino, Richard Mosse, Reynier Leyva Novo, Hank Willis Thomas, and Sikumbuzo Makandula.