The Pandemic Portraits, begun in March of 2020 by central Ohio artist Nicholas Hill, visually chronicles the COVID-19 pandemic. Hill continues to draw portraits in a contemplative process, a ritual, with each drawing causing the artist to pause and acknowledge loss one person at a time. The artworks, presented without framing, allow for close inspection and interaction, much like a newspaper.
The Dublin Arts Council gallery is on the main level of the Dublin Arts Center, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin, Ohio. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Admission and on-site parking are free of charge. Appointments are not necessary. Information: https://www.dublinarts.org, 614.889.7444
(image: It’s Not Over Yet, The Pandemic Portraits #1501, black ink on newspaper, 2020, by Nicholas Hill)