ROY asks

ROY G BIV seeks to provoke and disrupt. To awe and awaken.

To move us from controversy to conversation. 

We want our audiences to be challenged. We want our artists to feel supported and given a voice. We want everyone to feel that art is for them, even if they don’t understand it fully. All we ask is that they step into this experience and open themselves to new possibilities.


With each exhibition we ask artists if they would like to pARTicipate in answering a series of questions. We hope their answers will start a conversation between artist and viewer, leading to deeper understanding and appreciation of art.

Work is for sale and priced as marked. The price of the work includes ROY’s 35% commission which is invested back into the gallery supporting emerging artists.

Thank you for Entering In.

 
 
Top: Calista Lyon,  replica (after Philip John Branwhite) , 2018  Bottom: Jared Weiss,  I Don't Have to Quote It to You , oil on canvas, 36” x 36” 2018, $900

Top: Calista Lyon, replica (after Philip John Branwhite), 2018

Bottom: Jared Weiss, I Don't Have to Quote It to You, oil on canvas, 36” x 36” 2018, $900

 
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Clockwise : Angela Smith, Jonah Jacobs, Emily Sullivan Smith, and Raven Halfmoon

Clockwise: Angela Smith, Jonah Jacobs, Emily Sullivan Smith, and Raven Halfmoon

 
ROY’s interactive HOME, seen outside the gallery

ROY’s interactive HOME, seen outside the gallery

 
Joshua Clark,  attitude effacee , 2018, ceramic and resin, $6000

Joshua Clark, attitude effacee, 2018, ceramic and resin, $6000

#ROYasks September Presenting Artists

Exhibiting Artists:

Calista Lyon: An Intimacy of Strangers

Lyon shares an arrangement of works informed by feminist science studies, science and technology studies and an Australian native orchid collection—created by self-described recluse and amateur botanist Philip John Branwhite.

Jared Weiss: Seances for Dead Cowboys

Weiss is interested in spaces where repression can become a means of production. He constructs memories that never happened with people that perform on a type of stage, acting.

 

#ROYasks Pattern / Place

Exhibiting Artists: Allison Baker, Pati Beachley, Cat Mailloux, Erica Mendoza, and Jamie Lynn Williams

Pattern / Place is a group exhibition featuring Midwest-based artists who investigate the use of pattern through traditionally domestic modes of creating.

 

#ROYasks FORM x 4

Exhibiting Artists: Angela Smith, Jonah Jacobs, Emily Sullivan Smith, and Raven Halfmoon

ROY G BIV welcomes four artists exploring form while communicating their views through diverse materials. In these documented moments, these artists define the roles we play in our daily lives. They remind us that our choices as humans affect the tenuous balance between humanity and nature. 

 

#ROYasks HOME

In this exhibit, artists have made work about place, community, and the spaces we inhabit. HOME might be where we grow our roots, where we are uprooted from or where we wish to be. HOME might be a physical location, a mental refuge, or a group of people. HOME is something that we can shape and that can also shape us.

 

#ROYasks July Presenting Artists

ROY G BIV Gallery champions emerging artists by presenting thought provoking exhibitions that increase the public's awareness of the artists' work and enhance the cultural diversity of Central Ohio by focusing on artistic merit alone.

ROY’s presenting artists display work outside of the themed exhibition, exploring a variety of topics and mediums.