August 2017

Opening: Saturday, August 5 2017 @ 7:00 pm


ROY G BIV Gallery presents work by Jon P. Geiger and Leah Frankel. The work of both artists will be on display August 5­–26 at 997 N High St. Hours: 1– 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.


Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, from 7–10 pm

Artists’ Talks and Closing: Saturday, August 26 at 2:30 pm


Jon P. Geiger will stock the gallery with a series of small ceramic works that walk the line between abstract forms, paperweights and rendered landscapes. While the sculptures are completed works in and of themselves, they are also models for larger ideas. Geiger’s process is influenced by both natural and mediated landscapes with the resulting product intended to serve both literally as a personal marker and figuratively as prompting for our experience with nature and place.


Geiger received his Master in Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of the Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI). He is currently employed as head preparator at the Cranbrook Museum. Geiger has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows including No Empty Vessel, Gildar Gallery (Denver, CO), Nothing that Gleams, Three Walls (Chicago, IL ), and A Place to Rest the Head, Holding House, Detroit, MI (collaboration with Lindsey Dezman). His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI) and New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM).




Leah Frankel brings immense concepts and unique situations to human scale through everyday objects. This body of work will focus on the eclipse that will be visible in North America this August. In keeping with the momentary alignment of the sun, moon and earth, Frankel’s work will be about the interaction of light, shadow and chance. Instead of immense celestial bodies, she will use ordinary objects like crumpled paper and string to illustrate randomness and make the point that we are governed by the same laws of physics that govern the larger celestial bodies on which we rely.


Frankel is a visual artist whose work deals with the relationship of human existence to its remarkable environment. Using site as impetus, Frankel’s installations employ ordinary objects to draw attention to our earth’s gravity, the passing of time, or the flatness of the horizon. Frankel’s site specific projects include Colony of Earthcubes at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C., a relief rendering of the Wissahickon Watershed made from reclaimed building materials at Germantown Academy, in Fort Washington, PA, and a series of installations in, around, and in response to a backyard shed in Columbus, Ohio. Frankel was a fellow at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C. 2008–2010, completed her MFA at The Ohio State University in 2014 and is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.