Exhibit preview: Internationally renowned artist Diana Al-Hadid’s massive sculptures on display at CCAD

From the July 10, 2014 edition

Diana Al-Hadid’s exhibit at CCAD’s Canzani Center Gallery marks Columbus’ first chance to see the internationally renowned artist, who works in multiple mediums (sculpture, illustration and three-dimensional panels).

Al-Hadid will also be part of the Pizzuti Collection’s group exhibition “NOW-ism: Abstraction Today” in September.

Al-Hadid’s massive — usually 10-feet high or larger — sculptures explore traditional architecture concepts while adapting elements of painting for beautiful enveloping pieces.

Her work contains an intricacy, involving mixed materials, that requires the viewer to encircle each piece and see it from every angle to fully engage with it. It’s no surprise Al-Hadid, a Syrian-born woman who relocated to Canton and currently works out of Brooklyn, has become one of the hottest names in the art world.

Al-Hadid will hold an artist’s talk, followed by a reception at the gallery, at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 25.