Exhibit preview: “Bodies at Rest” uses material from abandoned homes to create ghost-like figures

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From the June 5, 2014 edition

Local artist and Ohio State alum Mona Gazala’s exhibit of mummy, ghost-like figures is powerful and personal. Gazala explored abandoned inner-city Columbus homes that had been gutted, and removed slices of wooden laths that made up the interiors of the wall.

The goal was to convey the families or individuals being driven from their homes, usually under sad circumstances, leaving “ghosts” behind.

The life-size figures are suspended to “communicate a sense of transience in what was once permanent.”