Gallery Room

Observation, recollection, impression: prints by Carrie Lingscheit and Ellen Heck

AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 5 - 7 PM

Curated by Erin Almazan. Images below: "Anointed," Carrie Lingscheit (etching, 2014, 8 x 12) and "In and Out of Hand," Ellen Heck (drypoint and woodcut, 2013, 16 x 16).

Observation, Lingscheit and Heck

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View: Emil Robinson

August 28 - September 25, 2014

Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones. This exhibit in the exterior space surrounding Gallery 249 runs concurrently with "Observation, Recollection, Impression."

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Fibers in Flux: Contemporary Perspectives/Traditional Processes

October 2 - 30, 2014
Reception: October 2, 5 - 7 pm

Curated by Darden Bradshaw. This exhibition of regional, national and international artists highlights the intersections of contemporary fiber over the past ten years with approaches that juxtapose traditional processes of weaving, felting, quilting and basketry with contemporary visual culture/social justice content.

Image at right by Mary Babcock.

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Lisa Lorek: Hand Lettering

October 2 - 30, 2014

Curated by Jayne Whitaker. This exhibit in the exterior space surrounding Gallery 249 runs concurrently with "Fibers in Flux."

Lisa Lorek graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication Design from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Dayton in May 2012. Upon graduation she accepted a position as Junior Art Director at Brokaw Inc., an advertising agency in Cleveland, Ohio where she works with clients such as Fazoli's, FirstMerit, University Hospitals, and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

As fascinating and exciting as the world of advertising design is for Lorek, the art of hand lettering has become her private creative obsession. With influences from historical typographic styles such as the elaborate details of the Rococo era, Lorek’s hand lettering merges the beauty of handmade type with traditional illustration.

This exhibition demonstrates her exploration of various hand-lettered treatments from sketchbook to commission. According to Lorek, the challenging goal of these self-generated works is to explore ways to separate her hand-lettered typographical renderings from the heavy trend of handwritten text that is prevalent in today's culture and instead elevate it to a creative textural solution to a visual problem.

Lorek images

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Senior Exhibition

November 6 - December 4, 2014
Reception: November 6, 5 - 7 pm

More information to follow.

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Faith, Reason, and One Hour Processing

January 15 - February 12, 2015
Reception: January 22, 5 - 7 pm

Curated by Joel Whitaker.

An exhibition of apparition photography of Mary, curated from the Marian Library collection. The photographs selected for exhibition will look at the image as well as the accompanying descriptive text by the photographer. This text often describes what the photographer "sees" in the photograph as well as general information regarding location, dates, and other information that might assist in "seeing" the "sacred" in the photograph. Thus, when appropriate both the back and image side of the photograph will be exhibited.

The exhibition will not attempt to prove or disprove what is claimed to be evident in the photographs. It will use the photographs as an investigation in to personal artifacts, aesthetic qualities, vernacular photography, and of an individuals need to "see" and thus provide evidence of a belief.  The intersection of the aesthetic and descriptive aspects of the photographs as well as the role analogue photographic processes play in the imagery are examined.

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Present: Faculty Exhibition

February 19 - March 19, 2015
Reception: February 19, 5 - 7 pm

This exhibit showcases the work of new faculty and current faculty’s sabbatical research. The show includes work of Erin Holscher Almazan, R. Darden Bradshaw, Roger Crum, Glenna Jennings, Suki Kwon and Emily Sullivan Smith.

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Annual Horvath Student Juried Exhibition

March 26 – April 23, 2015

This annual exhibition features work by current students. Submission is open to all University of Dayton students taking classes in the Department of Visual Arts this academic year.

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