Exhibitions of the 2015-2016 Academic Year

The following exhibitions are slated to be shown in the gallery during Fall and Spring terms:

Spring 2016

material time

Exhibition: Thursday, January 21 - Thursday, February 18

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 21, 5-7 pm

Gallery Talk, Exhibiting Artists: Thursday, January 21, 6 pm

Material Time is curated by Joel Whitaker and features the work of Will Knipscher and Jacinda Russell.

Exhibition announcement (pdf) >>

Living Glass: Sustaining Memory Through Light

Living Glass

Gallery 249 Dates: Monday, February 29 - Thursday, March 17
Reception: Thursday, March 3, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, with artists' talk at 6:00 pm
Discussion: Thursday, March 10, 12:30 - 1:15 pm 

Roesch Library Dates: April 3 - July 20
Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

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This exhibit at the University of Dayton’s Radial Gallery presents artworks that illuminate the potential of art to convey Marianist identity and community. Created in a collaborative classroom experience during Fall 2015, University of Dayton faculty and students utilized stained glass windows retrieved from the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception’s recent renovation. The exhibition, curated by Darden Bradshaw and Geno Luketic, runs February 29 through March 17, 2016 in Gallery 249, 2nd floor of Fitz Hall on the campus of the University of Dayton.

Opening reception is Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm with a 6:00 pm artist talk moderated by Dr. Bradshaw. On Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 12:30 - 1:15 pm, student artists discuss the challenge of translating ideas through the medium of glass and take questions in an "ask the artist" discussion about their process.

The exhibition continues in the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library first floor gallery from April 3 – July 20, 2016. The opening reception for the Roesch library exhibition is April 7, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Reception includes a conversation on collaboration between Fr. Jim Fitz, Vice President for Mission and Rector of the University, Dr. Sandra Yocum, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Darden Bradshaw, Assistant Professor of Art Education, and Geno Luketic, Fine Arts Studio Coordinator.

These exhibitions were made possible through support from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Religious Studies, the Hanley Sustainability Institute, the Dean of the University of Dayton Libraries, and the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages.

For further information or questions, please email Darden Bradshaw or call her at 937-229-3207.

Horvath Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Exhibition: Thursday, March 31 - Thursday, April 28

Reception: Wednesday, April 20, 5-7 pm

This annual juried student exhibition is work is held in conjunction with the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. Submission is open to all University of Dayton students taking classes in the Department of Art and Design during the academic year of the exhibition. Since 1975, this event has displayed award-winning works that include sculpture, paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, photographs and designs. A professional artist, art historian, graphic designer or photographer juries the show and selects awardees.

Fall 2015

EntropyFaculty Show & ENTROPY: ANGELA FARIS BELT

Faculty Show will hang in interior gallery space; Entropy will be presented in exterior gallery space.

Exhibition: Thursday, August 27 thru Thursday, September 17

Reception: Thursday, August 27, 5-7 pm

Artist's Statement, Angela Faris Belt: "These images are not composites. They are the result of a file system crash which altered the digital code comprising my landscape images. I sifted through them, much like I sift through the landscapes themselves while photographing them, looking for meaning in the chaos." 

McMahon art

A Tenuous Balance

Exhibition: Thursday, September 24 - Thursday, October 29

Reception: Thursday, September 24, 5-7 pm

A Tenuous Balance, curated by Emily Sullivan Smith, features the works of Michael Loderstedt, Taryn McMahon (See image at right.), Lori Kella, Veronica Ceci and Mark Schatz. The collection of works examines the relationship between the natural world and human existence, directing the viewer toward the tension that lies in their collision. Each of these artists’ works is imbedded in a dialogue of social and environmental consciousness. The works play with notions of the real and the artificial, seeking to engage the viewer in the dialogue.

Senior Show

Exhibition: Thursday, November 5 - Thursday, December 10

Reception: Thursday, November 5, 5-7 pm

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