Tayler Beck is making sure there are still plenty of ideas to be had in the former Columbus Idea Foundry space at 1170 Corrugated Way in the Milo-Grogan area.

Tayler Beck is making sure there are still plenty of ideas to be had in the former Columbus Idea Foundry space at 1170 Corrugated Way in the Milo-Grogan area.

Beck leased part of the space last fall and has been converting it into gallery and studio space. Dubbed Corrugate Studio Collective & Gallery, the space held a public open house in April and has a busy slate this weekend, hosting an exhibition of work by Franklin Cain-Borgers on Friday and supporting member Noah Markoe in his solo show at Skylab on Saturday.

Beck, a 2015 CCAD grad, found the space listed on Craigslist and set about financing the lease right away.

"I was frequenting a lot of galleries and studios and none fit the message I was interested in putting forth," said Beck, who is also head preparator at CCAD's Beeler Gallery. "There was a lot of work to be done to bring [the space] up to aesthetic standards, to make it a blank slate for art."

Beck had in mind the 13 artists he invited to become members of the collective, which is organized as an LLC rather than a nonprofit. Members include BFA and MFA graduates from CCAD and Ohio State: Nick Boso, Vlado Petrovski, Sara Neuhoff, Dani Hall, Nicholas Dayringer, Erek Nass, Jill Dillow, Theresa Touma, Colette Mihocik, Hannah Musser, Noah Markoe, Max McEvoy, Sam Thomas and Chris Krausher.

"It's all about the realm of artistic practice," Beck said. "Providing an astute space for feedback from your peers."

The front of Corrugate is a three-room gallery space, which can also be used for artistic experimentation when there's not a show. The space's largest wall is movable, allowing for alternate configurations depending on the exhibition.

The rear of the space is a large common area with open "pods" (two-walled and on casters) serving as studios, all facing a central common area. Beck said this invites input and collaboration and provides flexibility for artists to spread their work out if they're preparing for a show. It's also, Beck said, a de facto open studio any time there is a show.

As for shows in Corrugate's gallery spaces, Beck said the intent, for now anyway, is to not feature members.

"I wanted to have understanding and clarity that people would not immediately convolute the exhibit space with our work, and also to develop our curatorial practices," Beck said.

Corrugate will host the work of Franklin Cain-Borgers this Friday. Cain-Borgers will soon be off to continue his studies at Manhattan's School of Visual Arts, and Beck wanted to have an exhibition of his work, calling him a "really talented local artist."

"Back Problems" will feature five sculptures, including two large-scale works newly created by Cain-Borgers for this show. The pieces were made by pressing house siding into molds, filling the molds with concrete and then removing the siding framework.

"It asks what a material is," Cain-Borgers said. "The siding is plastic that mimics a wood grain, and then the concrete retains that same grain. It's removing the idea of what a texture can be."

Corrugate member Noah Markoe will have his "Satan in the Rain" exhibition at Skylab on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The work for this mixed-media show was purposefully done in a short amount of time, "letting stuff come out quickly and naturally," Markoe said.

The work reflects a similar theme to much of his recent work - since his parents both died four years ago, he has made a lot of art about his childhood, although the work is not necessarily "narrative or illustrative."

Sculptures using papier mache are inspired by "processes a child might use." Markoe will also display several large-scale paintings that employ some collage effect and are made on spackled stretched chicken wire instead of canvas.

"My aim was to make something a little off, using materials that are not pristine, not high art," he said.