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Jimi Jones at Springfield Museum of Art

April 1, 2016

Jimi Jone’s large-scale paintings dominate the curved gallery walls at the Springfield Museum of Art.  Jones is a master of figurative work, representing pop-culture, political and religious portraiture.

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Jimi Jones, “The Genius of Jazz” (detail), 2014, oil on canvas

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Do Ho Suh Passage

February 25, 2016

Do Ho Suh’s exhibition Passage at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center is a revelation in scale, detail, memory and the sentimentality of the artists’ urban dwellings.

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Do Ho Suh, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA – Apartment A, Corridors and Staircases, 2011 – 2015 (detail)

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The Edge of Reason at Warped Wing

February 15, 2016

Kelsey Projects pop-up exhibition “The Edge of Reason” is on view at Warped Wing Brewery. Featuring the work of Jacob Des, Lora Fosberg, David Kenworthy, Damon McArthur and David Menard, the exhibition’s illustrations of American values, era-centric aesthetics, humor and superstition compliment the location’s industrial architecture and exposed materials of manufacturing.

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From left, clockwise, all work by Jacob Des: “Self portrait,” 2015; “Bare with Me,” 2025; “Conflict,” 2015

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Under-things at Blue House Gallery

February 14, 2016

Known for abstract, brightly painted canvases, Bridgette Bogle explores new materials, palettes and construction in her new work at Blue House gallery.  Using the tradition of stretcher bars as a structural foundation, the work expands, drips and pushes off the wall, with subtle accents of color through stitching, paint stains and commercial printed fabrics.

Bridgette Bogle, "Little Sarlacc," Fabric, gouache

Bridgette Bogle, “Little Sarlacc,” Fabric, gouache

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Gesture Control at DVAC

January 29, 2016

The Dayton Visual Arts Center kicked off 2016 with the group exhibition “Gesture Control,” featuring the work of Midwest artists Wesley Berg, Tyler Bohm, William Potter and Shelby Shadwell, and organized by Patrick Mauk.

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Shelby Shadwell, "Untitled," 2016, charcoal on paper

Shelby Shadwell, “Untitled,” 2016, charcoal on paper

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Top Ten for Dayton Visual Arts, 2015

December 27, 2015

The Dayton region is alive with visual art—and every year I am amazed at how much took place, and regret not attending all the art exhibitions, performances and studios throughout the Miami Valley. And from what was seen, it was an amazing year in contemporary art. Well done, Dayton!

Mallory Tay: Malaise
ArtStreet White Box Gallery
University of Dayton
January 15 – February 19, 2015

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Mallory Tay gallery talk, January 2015

Mallory Tay transformed the ArtStreet’s White Box Gallery into a landscape of figurative/abstract, decorative/functional textiles. Her solo exhibition Malaise focused on family dynamics, both positive and negative. Tay, an alumna of the University of Dayton, crocheted walls, fabricated figures, and even made blankets to crawl under. Interaction was in full swing: visitors couldn’t stop taking selfies and kids (and adults) were delighted to weave through the textile maze. Learn more about the exhibition here.

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Jeff Sutheland at the Emporium

November 27, 2015

On view at Yellow Springs’ Emporium Cafe are the paintings of Cincinnati-based artist Jeff Sutheland.  Below are excerpts from his artist statement, titled “Creative Spirits, the Fundamental Spirit of Creativity Unbounded.”

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